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.