Mathew Knowles stopped by ‘The Breakfast Club’ today and gave listeners a rundown on all-things related to Destiny’s Child.
He says that he still manages the girls and owns the Destiny’s Child trademark. He also says that he’s actively working on a DC biopic and hopes for a reunion — at least before the girls turn 50!
As far as his personal life is concerned, he refused to address his side-children or extramarital affairs…but he says that his relationship with his daughters is solid.
Check out a few highlights from his interview below.
On his relationship with Destiny’s Child: “I’m still the manager of Destiny’s Child and I own the trademark. I’m a co-writer for Survivor and other songs, so I get publishing.”
On a possible Destiny’s Child biopic: “I hope so. That I am working on. I don’t think its too early. They have soo much because they started so early in life. This goes back to when they were 8-years-old and now they’re 34.”
On a Destiny’s Child reunion: “Obviously one day it’s going to happen. We don’t want to see them doing some of those dances at 50 do we? I know I don’t. I know I sure don’t want to see some of them at 50.”
On why he doesn’t manage Beyonce: “No. I think she wanted to run her own business. We taught both of our kids entrepreneurship. At 30 years old, you’re a grown a** woman and want to do your own thing. I’m happy that most of her team worked for me and I trained them. She took that team and that’s who’s working for her. I’m proud of what she’s done as a business owner and what Solange has done as a business owner.”
On his relationship with his daughters & why we never see him at family functions: “Yeah [we’re close]. I don’t need to be in a photo. Most of the time I’m in the background making sure everything else goes right.”
On charging $200 for a ‘Beyoncé Boot Camp’: “No someone came up with the name Beyonce Boot Camp, which is not what it is. I give seminars on the entertainment industry. There’s a whole review of my seminar on MTV.com. I’ve taught at Texas Southern University for 8 years. I’m an educator. When you come to my class, you don’t come to my class for free. You pay $1,500 to take my class. I have to put Beyonce in the title so that I can get search engine optimization. So I can get numbers so that I can sell advertising.”
On the first time Beyonce brought home Jay Z: “I just looked at him as a man. I didn’t look at him as a rapper. I just looked at him as a young man my daughter was in love with. If she’s happy, I’m ecstatic and we keep it moving.“
On how he felt about Solange’s attack on Jay Z in the infamous ‘Elevator’ incident: “I thought it was a great jedi-mind trick.”
On managing Nas: “Did you know that I once managed Nas? His only #1 record he’s ever gotten in his career I was managing him. Stillmatic, his last album at Columbia before he went over to Def Jam.”
On why he and Nas are no longer working together: “It was a thing about finance where I wanted 20% commission and he wanted to offer 15%. I couldn’t change on that because my daughters’ was 20% and I couldn’t look at them and give somebody else anything. I would never do that.”
On getting a Houston stripper pregnant: “We’re not going to talk about that. We’re going to stay on the business side.”
On social media: “I don’t even read social media. I’m too busy reading books. When you’re 63-years-old do you care what a 23-year-old say?”
Interesting Note: During the interview, Mathew mentions that Beyoncé and Pink are “exactly the same age.” Pink was born in 1979. On record as it stands, Beyoncé was born in 1981. Did Beyoncé’s dad just spill her real age tea?
Watch the interview below.