Beyonce has done what many have always considered to be the impossible: she has ended her business relationship with her father, Mathew Knowles. In a statement released by her publicist Yvette Noel-Schure to the Associated Press, the singer has confirmed that he will no longer manage her career.
Knowles has been the guiding Beyonce’s career since childhood and was the driving force behind the success of Destiny’s Child as well as all of her other projects to date. However, although Beyonce claims that this will not affect their personal relationship, there remains no word as to whether she will end all association with Music World Entertainment or Columbia Records.
Former Destiny’s Child members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams also famously cut ties with Knowles in 2009 and 2010, respectively, encouraging speculation as to whether a reunion of the group will ever occur. For now, fans can expect Beyonce’s 4th studio album to be released later this year.
This has to be the most shocking news to of the year to date! While Beyonce has blossomed into one of the leading artists in the industry and is certainly a force to contend with on her own, how she will manage to succeed without the guidance and control of her father will be quite interesting to observe.
Will Beyonce continue to thrive or will she crumble under the pressure of an already unstable industry? Either way Oprah and I are still in disbelief!