Just days after shocking photos of a stricken and pale Beyoncé surfaced online, comes word that she has fired her dad, Matthew Knowles, as her manager.
Most of us thought she fired him already. But, according to Bey's longtime publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, the termination is for real this time.
The news comes a year after scandalous reports of Matthew's infidelity, money laundering and drug abuse hit the blogs. In addition to Beyoncé, her sister Solange and their half-sister, Kelly Rowland, Knowles is also the daddy of a 1-year-old boy by actress Alexsandra Wright ("Scrubs").
Matthew released a prepared statement last night complete with shameless self-promotion, which I have deleted since no one cares:
The decision for Beyoncé and Music World Entertainment to part was mutual. We did great things together, and I know that she will continue to conquer new territories in music and entertainment.
In Music World's repositioning it will not continue its label/management role with Columbia/Sony artist Tiffany Evans.
Business is business and family is family. I love my daughter and am very proud of who she is and all that she has achieved. I look forward to her continued great success.
Maybe now Beyoncé can get her stalled career back on track?
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