Mathew Knowles Throws Beyonce & Solange Under the Bus

Photo Credit: Beyonce/Tumblr
Photo Credit: Beyonce/Tumblr

By: Amanda Anderson-Niles

Beyonce’s father and ex manager Mathew Knowles is currently teaching two courses at Texas Southern on Entertainment and Management and word on the street is he’s been having a hard time filling seats because Beyonce publicly severed ties with him professionally. So Mathew has decided to go on his own press tour and talk about Beyonce to generate more interest in his courses.

Interestingly enough, he recently stopped by Houston radio station 104.1 KRBE and when he was asked his thoughts on ElevatorGate, Mathew said he feels the whole thing was just a publicity stunt used to improve ticket sales for the On the Run Tour.

He says:

“There’s a tour going on. Well you have to sometimes ignite that tour. It’s called a Jedi mind trick. The Jedi mind tricks fool you a lot of times.

“All I know is the Jedi mind trick. Everybody’s talking about it. Ticket sales went up. Solange’s album sales went up by 200 percent. I don’t know.”


The problem with Mathew’s theory is Forbes has already debunked it. Forbes crunched the numbers of OTR ticket sales and concluded that sales were strong from the beginning and the couple didn’t see any kind of bump or decrease after ElevatorGate. However, there was a small increase in sales after Beyonce and Jay Z made headlines for skipping out on Kimye’s wedding.

Another issue with Mathew’s interview is he also claimed that Beyonce recorded most of her recent album in his studio in Houston. Well a quick glimpse of the credits listed on her website proves this is also false, and Beyonce recorded the entire album in New York. She didn’t record any tracks in Houston.

So to us, this interview seems sketchy and we’re starting to believe Mathew doesn’t really know what’s going on in his own daughter’s life, and that explains why neither she or Solange showed up to his wedding last year.

Even Billboard isn’t buying Mathew’s theory. The music publication writes:

Clearly, all of these revelations should be taken with a huge grain of salt (like, a whole salt shaker). Life is But A Dream, Beyonce’s documentary, started with Beyonce firing her dad as manager, alluding to his personal life as the reason. Mathew and Tina Knowles got divorced in 2010 after one of his affairs allegedly resulted in a child. While no one knows exactly what Beyonce’s personal life is really like, it doesn’t appear that she has maintained a close relationship with her father these past couple years.

But you be the judge. Listen to clips from the interview below:


  1. Bey said in LIBAD that her dad is not really in her life anymore. The man even stole millions from her and treated her mother like crap. Now why would anyone take what he says seriously? He’s just speculating like everyone else. He knows nothing.

    1. Thank you. Bey does not talk to Matthew like that anymore. He stole money from her and she watched him do her mom dirty for many years. And I’m sure she’s feeling confident about cutting him off now since he has all these kids coming out of the woodworks.

  2. Not a fan of Bey at all but I know this man is full of sh-t. What happened in the elevator was real. Period. And Bey ain’t never been a good actress (just saying Hive). So I doubt she could stage anything and it wouldn’t be obvious. She look genuinely hurt and pissed in the eyes when she walked out the elevator. Her smile couldn’t conceal that sh-t either.

  3. Anything is possible but I think he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Their relationship with him is obviously strained because you barely see him photographed with the family now and they didn’t even attend his wedding. I guess he’s desperate to get people to sign up for his class.

  4. Well he has what two illegitimate little kids to take care of so he’ll say anything right now. He’s such a dirty man.

  5. Not buying anything he said. The ticket sales were never in trouble. That’s how I know he’s lying about everything else.

  6. Why he is talking about his grown a-s daughter who has her own life. Speak on all these kids he has running around here. Speak on that sir, *sips tea* I’ll wait.

  7. Clearly he’s still upset Jay Z has become Beyonce’s source of business advice and he’s salty about it. I never believed he liked Jay.

  8. He can’t even be trusted to keep his d-ck in his pants and we’re supposed to trust he’s telling the truth here? Hell naw.

  9. LMBO Mathew ain’t got no tea. No one talks to him anymore because they know he’s capable of stuff like this. Next!

  10. I don’t get why some people find it so hard to believe that what happened in the elevator was real. Beyonce isn’t perfect and I’m sure her family isn’t either. I mean look at Mathew. They have issues. Things happen. But we will never know why it happened and people just need to accept that.

  11. It’s funny how he’s talking about Jedi mind tricks when he’s using a Jedi mind trick to get people to sign up for his classes. He doesn’t talk to Beyonce like that anymore. She’s still hurt by what he did to them.

  12. Clearly he’s been studying at The Kardashian School of MediaWhoring to drum up publicity:

    – Always mention Beyoncé’s name as much as possible

    – Make said mentions as salacious as possible

    – Act like Beyonce actually gives a damn whether you exist or not

    – Create a make believe relationship when there is none

    – When all else fails, LIE!!!!!!

  13. The only people taking Mathew seriously are the people who don’t like Beyonce. This man knows nothing. And hasn’t been in her life for a while now and now it’s clear why.

  14. It’s sad that Beyonce’s father is so heartless and spiteful. He’s still angry she dropped him as a manager. But I’m sure she saw this and now feels vindicated about doing so.

  15. When did he become such an attention whore. LOL at him complaining about the tabloids not spelling his name right. The phuck?

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