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?

Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8SdzwoIcwo LUSCIOUS LOLITA AKA WONDER WOMAN

    Why Beyaki's lips look so plump

  • !*LaKErCHiC@*!

    @brown she giving that fake smile... and u don't mix family and monay :nono:

  • http://chubs-chubs.blogspot.com stunnaz

    Kelly is their half sister now? wow
    We all saw this coming...he stopped managing her ages ago just never made it public...these are signs Beyonce is about to drop that album soon.
    I really can't wait for another Beyonce album to drop...am sick of listening to these pop stars who drop a freaking album every year and they still sound the damn same

  • http://twitter.com/_imOther_ Mamacita


    Can't wait for her new single!

    I :heart: this woman!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erLiSlxSS9c YSoSerious



    That vacation/hiatus thing was just folks gettin the paperwork right. Nothing new here........

  • KDub

    In addition to Beyoncé, her sister Solange and their half-sister, Kelly Rowland

  • http://twitter.com/_imOther_ Mamacita

    :lol: @Awesome that Gravi...

    Everything you type I imagine him saying it!

  • aqtpie

    :rofl: @Sandra and this post!!!

  • candibfly

    :yawn: anywho

  • pinksghetti

    So he's not going to manage Tiffany Evans either, why come?

  • Eb

    Who is going to pay and threaten the radio stations to play Beyonce's music now

  • Daisy

    I swear I want to take Bey w/me to get her eyebrows done I have never liked hers they are to thick n bushy to me


    Oh well, I still think she makes good music. Every morning in blast Video Phone featuring Lady Gaga! Love that jam!!

  • LilMissRed

    :yawn: oh ok.............

  • jazi65

    Gm SR fam :waves:


    Why Beyaki’s lips look so plump?


    her entire face looks swole :lol: and why they trying to act like this information is new to them? if it wasn't for matthew's scandalous business tactics she might not be where she is today.

  • http://pearlswindow.com Carrington

    At the end of the day, Mathew Knowles worked his a$$ off and sacrificed a lot to make his daughter one of the most famous women in the world. He used, abused and took advantage of a LOT of people to do so, but it's done.

    Now maybe her new management will allow her to become a woman on her own instead of a prototype who barely utters a sentence that isn't prepared.

    Now, maybe she'll be able to acknowledge Janet again since she gushed that she was her main inspiration in the beginning and then when she became huge, she doesn't even say Janet's name. Now, maybe she'll woman up and apologize to Kelly, Latavia & LeToya (not Michelle, because with that voice, she should be grateful to sing at a Piggly Wiggly opening) - MAYBE... she'll give Latavia a job singing background...

    Maybe she'll be honest and admit that they put Tavia and Toya out of the group every time Pam, a CPA and Letoya's mama asked to see them books.

  • Mr.BluPhi

    There my baby go...Wassup Bey. I didn't appreciate those pale pics that Sandra posted, but I know you been in the studio, so its ok.

    Seriously, I think Matt was a good manager for Bey. But she seems to be handling ish on her own. And she's a beast at marketing her brand

  • Aprilbaby

    Good Morning All,

    Those brows always make me mad!

  • Anna

    Mr.BluPhi says:

    Seriously, I think Matt was a good manager for Bey. But she seems to be handling ish on her own. And she’s a beast at marketing her brand
    If she was already gyrating under her dads management half dressed, what's next? I would like for her to put on more clothes, she is almost 30.

  • Starr

    I'll wait and see how it works out. He was a good manager and her alone. :lol:

    So its wait and see for me. I don't have a good feeling about that Roc nation thing for the long run.

  • SuthernBelle4

    Howdy all, I hope everyone is having a pleasant day :) @Carrington, I agree with you even though I give Matthew a side eye for his tactics he is the only reason Bee is a superstar. Yeah she is talented but there are a lot of chicks that are talented and have star power, but unfortunately they don't have a daddy with a strong PIMP hand. As far as this story goes, bleh- I just know Bey season is coming up because her team goes in overdrive with stories like this when she is about to come out with an album.

  • Libran Vulture

    If she goes to r.n. she can kiss her career goodbye! Welp,now jay is pimping out one of the biggest entertainers in the world.....EPIC FAIL Bey Bey

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  • ohpretty1

    So it's official huh? I wonder if her next manager will be as good as Mat. He has his issues but the man was ALWAYS on his job. She would still be a regular R&B star without his BS&Ts. I wonder if she sold her share in Music World.

  • annabraa

    They were probably just waiting to announce until the scandal surrounding him had died down. Funny how little attention that got in the media. Wonder how much they paid to keep Beys pristine image intact?

  • aaron

    If the things you claim Matthew has been doing are true, I applaude Beyonce for trying to save her dad. She is an awesome young lady!!!!

  • whowhatme

    Well, I guess now we'll see how much Beyonce can stand on her talents, because as ruthless as Matthew was, he did alot of shady and unethical ish to get her to where she is. Stuff that other management teams won't do to avoid litigation. I hope she doesn't go over to RocNation. I know that's her husband and all, but...no...

  • iscream

    As much as I :heart: Jay Z I pray she doesn't allow him to be her new manager. I think firing Matthew was a big mistake. He is the reason she is a stand out star and not another C-Error... Maybe I should've said someone who could actually sing but you get my point. Jay is an artist and he will always put himself first. Her daddy has always nurtured her career and made sure she got nominations for Oscars even when she didn't deserve it. I am #teambey and will support her but I hope she doesn't mix business with pleasure.

  • Lady_L

    I love BEy I do, I just want her to arh and thin out the eyebrows more, change her hair, get a better stylist and make-up artist. If Kim Kimble is still doing her hair I wish she would find smeone else.

  • Anna

    Lady_L says:

    I love BEy I do, I just want her to arh and thin out the eyebrows more, change her hair, get a better stylist and make-up artist. If Kim Kimble is still doing her hair I wish she would
    I don't mind her eyebrows. Not everyone wants them so thin they make you look surprised. What is suppose to be done w/dyed hair is to use a new toothbrush and brush the dye on the eyebrows so they are the same color as the hair on her head. I live in the Midwest I only see little old ladies who arch the eye so much they have to draw them back on.