Mathew Knowles: ‘It’s Insulting to Beyoncé’ To Compare Chloe Bailey To Her

Published: Thursday 4th Mar 2021 by Rashad

Mathew Knowles and his superstar daughter, Beyoncé, may have severed their professional relationship over the years, but the music business mogul remains one of her biggest fans.

That’s why he doesn’t exactly take it lightly when other artists get compared to the award-winning diva, who boasts being a multi-hyphenate who has excelled in areas of singing, dancing, acting, directing, songwriting, production and more.

During a recent Instagram Live interview with radio personality Leah Henry, Mathew – hot on the promo trail in support of his new podcast – waxed honest when quizzed on his thoughts about rising singer Chloe Bailey, one-half of the GRAMMY-nominated sister duo Chloe x Halle.  As fans know, the pair are considered Bey’s proteges as they are signed to her imprint, Parkwood.

Needless to say, his response sent tongues wagging.  See what we mean inside:

When quizzed on his thoughts about Chloe being called “the next Beyonce,” Mathew didn’t exactly appreciate the comparison.

“Are there people saying her talent is equal to Beyonce’s? They’re an idiot,” he stated before continuing, “That’s actually insulting to Beyonce. If you want to [compare Bey to people like] Barbra Streisand or some people like that, ok. Come on man. Really?!”

Whew! That’s not all he said. Click PLAY on the clip above to watch the interesting moment in full.

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  1. Meme March 4, 2021

    And he’s embarrassing. I can assure I has never listened to a single song from Chloe, yet here he is with this conclusion. A old tired man who doesn’t have a hear for today’s music or talent.

  2. vv March 4, 2021

    I’d prefer yall just to jot down the quotes instead of forcing me to watch this crap.

  3. SuxMyCockiness March 4, 2021

    Hate to burst your bubble Matthew, but Chloe is that B**** 😌 I would even go as far to say that Chloe is better vocally and has more conviction in her singing than Beyoncé did at her age. A lot of that skill comes from Beyoncé’s mentoring, so idk why Matthew is mad 🤷🏾‍♂️

    • vv March 4, 2021

      If you know video games, Beyonce is like the Mario of the music industry. Not the best best in anything, but well rounded and not the worst in anything. She has solid vocals and can also dance to a beat. Most others lack one or the other. Even if Chloe has better vocals, she certainly can’t out dance beyonce. … Sort of like how Normani can dance her ass off, but her vocals are weaker than Beyonce’s for sure.

      • SuxMyCockiness March 4, 2021

        I agree with that. I just think some people forget that Beyoncé wasn’t always such a well rounded performer, she’s a beast on stage now tho. I think Chloe can get there if she works on her dancing.

      • Meme March 4, 2021

        She is def the best best performing. Beyonce can out perform anyone in the industry at her worst. Let’s keep it 100%

      • I can’t March 4, 2021

        I think it depends on how much you value certain aspects of singing. They have different strengths. I think Chloe is better at harmonies, and she has a smoother tone. Her voice is like butter. But Beyoncé is more vocally agile and has more range than Chloe. She can sing higher and lower than Chloe. I’ve also never heard Chloe really belt. That’s not the end all be all of singing, as of now, There’s just more variety in Beyoncé’s vocals. But Beyoncé’s voice also got better with time. Her voice got fuller and stronger. Chloe could end up being the same way. She needs to work on her dancing but she also needs to work on differentiating her style and having more presence. That will come with experience though. You can tell she’s becoming more confident every time you see her.

      • Gworl Bye March 5, 2021

        LOL that’s load of bullsh*t. beyonce is not the best performer in the industry lol. That’s a matter of opinion, not fact. How about we really keep it 100 here.

  4. chilepleaseee March 4, 2021

    Old people just be saying anything

  5. LOL March 4, 2021

    Lmaooo they’re both overhyped flops so I don’t see why they can’t be compared lmaooo 😂😂😂

  6. Nicky March 4, 2021


    Chloe cannot sing nowhere near as well as Beyonce. Please stop! That’s not opinion. That’s just a fact.

    But Mathew was rude and disgusting about it

    Chloe is in her own lane. Leave her there.

  7. Gworl Bye March 4, 2021

    No that fool did not say Barbara Streisand lmao 🤣🤦🏿‍♂️

  8. Pat March 4, 2021

    Beyonce worked her a** off to be a good performer. I’ll give her that. Her natural talent is limited tho

  9. LuLu March 4, 2021

    Chloes mannerisms and even vocal inflections are very reminiscent of Beyonce. Only thing she lacks is the star power. Her music stinks.

  10. 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) March 4, 2021

    I’m sorry but Beyonce outclasses Ms. Bailey (who is incredibly talented) in almost every department. To be fair, this is truly unfair since we haven’t really seen what Chloe is capable of – but if we’re basing this comparison on what we’ve seen, Beyonce wins.

    Vocals – Beyonce (more distinct and fluid voice)
    Dancing – Beyonce (obviously)
    On stage charisma – Beyonce
    Musicality – Beyonce
    Writing – Beyonce

    On a side note, Matthew Knowles is an a$$ for commenting on and giving credence to this b*******.

  11. I can’t March 4, 2021

    The man has issues. I have never seen anyone say that Chloe is equal to Beyoncé. When people compare them, it’s meant in an entirely positive way. They’re simply saying Chloe has potential and is crazy talented, like Beyoncé. And Beyoncé herself would say the same about Chloe, so why is he even speaking.

    People used to ask who would be able to do Beyoncé’s tribute 10 years from now, because none of these girls are good enough to pull off a Beyoncé level performance. It’s truly a dying art. Encouraging young performers to aspire for that level of mastery and excellence is a good thing.

  12. It’s+a+shame March 4, 2021

    He’s so annoying. All the media training Bey and the girls received and none of it rubbed off on Matthew?

  13. Keith March 4, 2021

    Not nice, Matt. Not nice at all…and Bey to Streisand is still a bit much

  14. eric March 4, 2021

    Not just his words but the tone in which he said it. It was rude, awful and pathetic for a man his age to put a young lady down in such an open and public way. Save it for a private conversation.

  15. I Hate whyyt n blcc March 4, 2021

    Wow mathew your daughter is not Whitney Houston….. can’t sing like Whitney Houston …….y’all saying barbara Streisand that’s because you damn not better say Whitney Houston

  16. I Hate whyyt n blcc March 4, 2021

    Again she is insulted….. Beyonce is not Whitney Houston….can not sing like Whitney to be insulted by the comparison.

    • Stella March 4, 2021

      Ur right!!!! Beyonce is very much alive and not on crack

      • LOL March 5, 2021

        ….and still can’t sing like Whitney, she can barely outsing bobbi kristina lmfaoooooo

  17. Babycakes March 11, 2021

    LOL @ Beyonce excelling in acting and songwriting. And she can outperform everbody in the industry. All those saying that are just as delusional as Matthew.Yall hype her up way too much.

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