Matthew Knowles Speaks on Parting Ways with Beyoncé: 'It was incredibly painful'

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The world got to hear Beyoncé’s side of the story during her Life Is But A Dream documentary, and now her father Matthew is speaking out on how difficult it was parting ways with his daughter professionally.

Speaking to The Sun, Matthew said: ‘It was hard for me to let her go — it was hard for both of us to let each other go. And let’s be clear on that. She didn’t let me go, we both let each other go. That’s a big difference.’

Continuing Matthew added: ‘This was not a normal ending of a business agreement. This was a dad and a daughter and it was incredibly painful and it had some difficulties.’

Matthew first started managing Beyoncé when she was part of Grammy award-winning girl group Destiny’s Child before she launched her solo career in 2003.

The 2011 statement released by Beyoncé that announced her business split from her father read: ‘I am grateful for everything he has taught me.

‘I grew up watching both he and my mother manage and own their own businesses. They were hard-working entrepreneurs and I will continue to follow in their footsteps.’

via Daily Mail

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