‘We Both Let Each Other Go’: Beyonce’s Dad Mathew Knowles Opens Up About Bitter Rift

Beyonce’s dad has opened up about the bitter rift with his superstar daughter for the first time, admitting that he’s devastated at being pushed out of his daughter’s life.

Mathew Knowles was the manager behind Beyonce’s career from her Destiny’s Child days  right up until 2011 when the pair announced they were parting ways on a ‘business level’, insisting that the split was ‘amicable. Bey’s husband Jay-Z then stepped up to manage his wife’s chart topping career.

Rumours started circulating though that the pair’s relationship was in fact tarnished by a family scandal, when it was revealed Mathew had allegedly fathered a lovechild while he was still married to the star’s mother, Tina.

Bitter rift: Mathew Knowles has opened up about his troubled relationship with daughter Beyonce (WENN)

At the time Mathew was quick to insist things were fine between him and his daughter, issuing a statement insisting he left to commit more time to other artists. “We mutually agreed to part ways in terms of me managing Beyonce, as my focus is in the investment of Music World Entertainment’s growing gospel and inspirational music division,” he told Us Weekly.

Now, Mathew has changed his tune and admited he is devastated at being pushed out of Beyonce’s life. In a new interview, Knowles also hits back at claims he mismanaged his daughter’s finances when he was in charge of her career.

Mathew is still insisting that the decision to go their separate ways was mutual, but it is believed Beyonce has yet to introduce her 4-month-old daughter Blue Ivy to her dad, hinting at a deep feud.

Beyonce has reportedly not introduced her daughter Blue Ivy to her dad Mathew (WENN)

“I’ve never revealed this much in an interview before,” Mathew tells The Sun “Normally I hate to talk about anything personal, but it would be a lie if I did not say it has been difficult. 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.”

Speaking from his office in Houston, Texas, he adds: “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. But I try to always have a positive mind about things and you got to do it the right way.”

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