Let the games begin! Since being accused of stealing money from his daughter Beyonce, Mathew Knowles has been quite outspoken regarding his innocence and has now addressed another issue of equal importance – the failure of her ’4′ album to produce any hit singles.
The music mogul spoke to the Associated Press about the situation and was very blunt about her new management’s inability to handle her career. Read what Knowles had to say below:
”They put out the record in a vacuum,” he said, adding that her success came despite setbacks.
“It makes you believe that there are some artists that don’t need radio. There are some records that don’t need a record label, and Beyonce is one of those artists,” he said.
While Knowles had only positive things to say about his daughter, he acknowledged when asked that he they have not spoken since she let him go.
Knowles filed papers in a Texas court this week alleging that members of Beyonce’s camp, which he says includes her label, Columbia Records, Live Nation and her superstar husband Jay-Z’s Roc Nation, have made “negative comments about me.”
“We absolutely have not taken any money from Beyonce, and all dollars will be accounted for,” he told The Associated Press in an interview Thursday afternoon. “In no way have we stole money. Again, this about the people who have made these claims — they have to come into the light.”
On Thursday, Knowles said he had no problem with his daughter.
“The relationship with Beyonce is extremely amicable. I want to make that clear. Where there’s concern is the people that she’s doing business with,” he said. “I’m challenging all of these folks on integrity, professional integrity.”
Knowles said he does not believe the allegations that he stole money from her are the reason why he was fired, and said his daughter completely cleaned house: “She changed almost every aspect of her business.”
But he painted a picture of a concerted effort to oust him from the helm of her career.
“The team ironically appeared to be a cross-pollination of Beyonce’s team, Roc Nation’s team, and Live Nation’s team, who ironically have the most to gain,” he said.
When asked if there was a deliberate plan to take him out of the equation, he said: “I’ll let people come to their own conclusion.”
Knowles said he has not spoken to his daughter specifically about the allegations, but at one point told her: “The only way we will be able to understand this is through a court of law. That’s the only way either one of us will be clear if someone in our camps did something that was not correct.”
Read more via the AP.
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