Mathew Knowles Opens Up On Beyonce’s “Skin Lightening” Drama / Explains How He “Acquired” Mary J. Blige’s Manager

Published: Saturday 3rd Jan 2015 by David


Three years before she booted Mathew Knowles from her management camp, ‘Speechless’ singer Beyonce faced claims she had agreed to “whiten” her skin as part of a lucrative deal with the French cosmetics company ‘L’Oreal.’

This year, as he prepares to release take her story to the big screen, Knowles has finally spoken out about the drama she faced when the rumour hit the net.

Telling all in a recent interview with the ‘Wall Street Journal’, Knowles also revealed how a deal he signed in 2003 saw he and Beyonce tied to business moves made by her competitor Mary J. Blige.

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  1. BeyBeyKing January 3, 2015

    Wait. So Mathew used to manage one of Bey’s rival. Unethical or nah?

  2. Tamartian Navi January 3, 2015

    All the tea is coming out today!!! I wonder how many contacts and ideas he stole from Mary to give to his daughter.

    • Baddie Bey January 3, 2015

      Wonder why Tamar’s singles started flopping after Vince got investigated by the IRS.

      • SURPRISE…….(DEC.13) January 3, 2015


      • donttryit January 3, 2015

        You act like her singles was #1 on billboard hot 100 if he was buying her songs why didn’t they go #1 and lmk Is still in the top 20 on bb rnb with hardly any push so what do u mean and please don’t go all shaniqua on me because tay got the hive scared

    • K. Rebelle January 3, 2015

      Tamar running around calling LMK a buzz track because Vince couldn’t buy her a new #1? Life must be TOUGH!

      • SURPRISE…….(DEC.13) January 3, 2015


    • BeySting January 3, 2015

      The nerve of you to come for Beyonce when Tamar is her biggest impersonator! THE F****** NERVE OF YOU! Don’t MAKE me start on that itunes trickery she and her man did with Love and war.

  3. Stephy January 3, 2015

    I see nothing wrong with “bleaching” or “skin lighting”… Do what makes YOU happy. If yo ass wanna be white, then s*** go turn white.

    • Mother January 3, 2015

      I can’t!

    • Rihanna #1 fan t January 4, 2015

      And if you don’t know what to say don’t say s***.. !!

  4. …. January 3, 2015

    He’s still telling this lie that DC is the biggest selling girl group, smh. Spice Girls are the best selling girl group of all time, then DC. and before the TLC stans run in here, DC sold more records WW, making them #2

    • ….. January 3, 2015

      LIES! DC did not TLC did look it up

      • SMH January 3, 2015

        TLC is 65 million Worldwide, dc is 60 million. Look it up.

    • Paulo January 3, 2015

      TLC’s US numbers are still larger tho.

    • SMH January 3, 2015

      Stop the lies. TLC is the second biggest selling girl group WORLDWIDE after The Spice Girls, and The biggest selling girl group in the U.S. That hasn’t changed, so its time you DC fans got over it.

  5. STAN(D)S FOR TALENT January 3, 2015

    This is gonna be good.
    *Grabs Popcorn*

  6. Lana Tropicana January 3, 2015

    This must have been during Mary’s cocaine years.

  7. What now January 3, 2015

    She learned how to lie from him, that camp has nointegrity

    • RCi January 3, 2015

      Don’t think that Rihanna is any more truthful… All famous people are liars. IMO

  8. Nick Jonas – King Of R&B January 3, 2015

    Not him spilling all the secrets.

  9. Vision Of Mimi January 3, 2015

    Y’all are naive if you don’t know how shady the music industry is, everybody is connected to make the people at the top richer.
    Rihanna will never be able to slay Beyonce until she fires RN because Beyonce’s husband OWNS RN.
    Instead of the Navi realizing what this means they drag Beyonce and still haven’t realized that everything Rihanna does goes through Beyonce who has been stealing her ideas FOR YEARS.

    • …. January 3, 2015

      But she has been ‘slaying’ for years now, and has surpassed Beyonce in single sales. No one is holding anyone back. It’s so sad that y’all can’t stand the fact that two black women are co-existing on such a huge level in music. There is room for many to slay. Beyonce aint on the roc nation board, neither does she manage anything with Rih’s career. Stop being stupid.
      Rih has proven her staying power, and bey practically a legend at this point. Let them live, and stop with these idiotic stan wars.

      • Vision Of Mimi January 3, 2015

        The only being stupid is YOU b****. OPEN YOUR EYES! Jay runs Rihanna’s career and is married to her biggest rival.

      • …. January 3, 2015

        LMFAO Y’all take this stan s*** too far, seek help. Rihanna is the best selling artist of the digital era, explain to me how she is being held back? More #1s than anyone this decade, she plays stadiums etc etc. She is as successful as one can be. Yonce slays too.
        there. is. room. for. everyone. to. be. great…. jeez get a life.

      • xedos January 3, 2015

        Jay Brown is Rihanna’s roc nation You think he’s going to sabotage Rihanna’s career when the more money rihanna makes the more money he makes.?

  10. Fairy J Blige January 3, 2015

    Why would Mary agree to this?

  11. HistoRih January 3, 2015

    No surprises here 2bh. I know how the game works and nothing shocks me anymore. You think it’s a coincidence that Beyonce’s biggest fan site (TGJ) has got this interesting habit of promoting singers signed to her man’s label.

  12. Stephy January 3, 2015

    Beyonce took ALL the right genes from her mother & father. Its like she grabbed the absolute BEST parts about their looks.

    • Naomi January 3, 2015

      Right! And theres so many jealous dummies who can’t admit that and can’t tell a spotlight from bronzer smh.

  13. STAN(D)S FOR TALENT January 3, 2015

    You must be sad individual with no self-respect Stephy. Take your stupid ass back to Twitter. Stay there and continue holding your meetings with the rest of the no-life-having hoës who come here every once in a while. God this chick is stupid.

    • SURPRISE…….(DEC.13) January 3, 2015

      So u’re calling him stupid, because he is not dissing/bashing BEYONCE?????????????? #NAVYLOGIC

      • BossB*tchBeyoncé January 3, 2015

        That thing is not a member of the navy. It’s an undercover bey stan! It dedicates more of its time on this site to Beyoncé & the hive than it does rihanna & the navy!!

      • STAN(D)S FOR TALENT January 3, 2015

        Did you not see the “bleaching” and/or the “skin lightening” part surprise? You know what, I’m not surprised. You fleas are illiterate highschool dropouts that never reach college and spend most of your time on twitter and blogs praising a HUMAN BEING. #FleaLogic

  14. BossB*tchBeyoncé January 3, 2015

    Matthew is grimmy. Just grimmy ewww. This is not just one of your clients. It’s your daughter!! Your fricking daughter!! Who tf does and says s*** like this about their own child?? Their own damn seed?? Eww just ewww!!

    • 7 January 3, 2015

      What did he do??

  15. kingbeybitch January 3, 2015

    I’m sorry but I don’t believe anything that comes out of this man’s mouth. Bey and Solange don’t even f*** with him anymore, he didn’t even get invite to her wedding I mean I don’t even think he ever met Blue

  16. kingbeybitch January 3, 2015

    @Vision of Mimi Sit your ass down! You gon sit there and act like didn’t use to imitate Beyonce like crazy b**** bye

  17. kingbeybitch January 3, 2015

    Sam why didn’t you do a post on Rihanna’s father spilling the tea

  18. Stephy January 3, 2015

    Did I make someone mad-T with my lovely presence?!

  19. Molly January 3, 2015

    I agree with Stephy bleaching to me is no different than getting a nose job or dying your hair.

  20. Unbiased January 3, 2015

    That skin lightening ish is bull. Beyonce has always been light skin. Look at pictures of her as a child. She was always the lightest in DC as well.She actually wanted to appear darker during the Dangerously In Love era, so she used pounds of bronzer. Also, Roc nation has nothing to do with Bey’s careers. There is a reason she gets bigger deals then almost all of their artist including Jay himself.

  21. Stephy January 3, 2015

    Thank You Molly

    I mean, b****** act like its still 1990. Like, who cares??? If you feel as tho that will make you feel better about yo (dumb) self. Then why not. In THIS new era we live in… Its all about doing YOU! If yo ass wanna be openly gay or turn white or be transgender then DO IT! People need to start excepting people for who THEY are & not what they’re “suppose” to be. BYE

    • TRUTH SERUM January 3, 2015

      I guess self hatred is the new black. **Shoulder shrugs***. You have the right to your opinion but I respectfully disagree.

  22. Rosie January 3, 2015

    I don’t really believe that much from him but whatever. He’s trash.

  23. STAN(D)S FOR TALENT January 3, 2015

    Isn’t Molly the Notorious Maid and Stephy white and/or light skin? *Facepalm* I can’t with these self-hating and ignorant hoēs. One day they’re go it, the next they’re against it. Y’all make Matthew look like the most stable person. Back to twitter…

  24. metzo January 3, 2015

    At the end of the day, he’s still Beyonce’s father, and without him, there would be no Beyonce. Smart business man.
    Plus we don’t know for sure if Bey n Sol don’t F*** with him anymore at all.

    I want the biopic to be put out this year!! I want all the tea

  25. Stephy January 3, 2015

    Honestly, you can go kill yo-self. And, umm do me a favor & NEVER address me again! Thx’s

  26. STAN(D)S FOR TALENT January 3, 2015

    Anyway, the video is boring. As usual, TGJ blows everything out of proportion. Bey’s father is trash. Goodluck with the child support Mathew.

  27. STAN(D)S FOR TALENT January 3, 2015

    What would you expect from people like Stephy who used their twitter handles to come and comment on this site? Do you not get enough love and attention from your loved? And now this bittch wants me die? *SMDH* Get it together sweetheart.

    • STAN(D)S FOR TALENT January 3, 2015

      -…loved ones…
      -…to die…

    • metzo January 3, 2015

      You’re annoying. Do us all a favor and STFU.

      • STAN(D)S FOR TALENT January 3, 2015

        Here’s your jam:

        Now STFU and start twerking flea bag. 🙂

  28. B2B January 3, 2015

    Y’all commenters clearly didn’t watch the video! He didn’t say anything negative really, he was somewhat shady but he didn’t say anything out of the way. I wanna know what happened on the tour bus tho!

    • metzo January 3, 2015

      Exactly!! He spoke nothing but logic truth. Just by watching this video, I know that he’s a smart ass business man and now I see why Beyonce is so coined. She’s also a very smart business woman and is always involved in her work. He taught them a lot.

    • Paulo January 3, 2015

      he’s dissing LeToya and LaTavia… again. Matthew and his camp came up with the theory that the Casey twins talked L&L into being bigger than their boots… when the truth is that he was stealing money from them. Just like he was stealing money from K&M and Bey herself.

    • HBIC_MamaPope January 3, 2015

      @B2B What I really want the T on is why LeToya’s mom was kicked off the tour bus LOOOOOL a mess!

  29. TheElusiveLamb January 3, 2015

    Matthew does everything in strategy, so you have to be really careful what you believe he’s revealing, because he’s most likely just manipulating you. If he’ll manipulate his own family, then why are we any different? Anywho, Beyoncé definitely didn’t bleach her skin. I’m extremely light in the winter, and more along the Aaliyah like color in the summer. It is natural for all people skin color to darken and lighten.

    • Brian310 January 6, 2015

      Aaliyah was light until the summertime then she would tan and get darker.

  30. TheElusiveLamb January 3, 2015

    Speaking of Mary J. Blige, why haven’t we seen a post for The London Sessions? It’s her best since The Breakthrough.

    • Stephy January 3, 2015

      NO ITS NOT!

      • STANDS FOR TALENT™ January 3, 2015

        And what are you still doing here? Shouldn’t your racist ass be on Twitter or other blogs. GTFOH bish.

  31. #TeamTinashe Stan January 3, 2015

    There is alot of things I can say about Beyonce but bleaching isn’t one of them. That’s a stretch. She definitely did get a nose job though..

    • Naomi January 3, 2015

      No she did not. Beyonce uses contouring makeup like majority of stars now.

  32. fatusankoh January 3, 2015

    Good interview I love it

  33. Suicide Blonde January 3, 2015

    Beyoncé bleach her skin, she just don’t go too far, she doesn’t complete her Mequinol treatment, so her skin remains lighter for a specific time then it goes back to its original skin tone, y’all should learn more about this stuff, it’s not only her, Rihanna is natural tho.

    • Dirty Laundry January 3, 2015

      Shut up, what would you know about black skin tone? Have you seen what Beyonce looked like as a child? She is the SAME color. She bronzes her skin and wears stage makeup a lot not the other way.

    • Tyler January 3, 2015

      How tf are you going to tell us what WE need to do?
      WE have been black 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, 7/11. Pretty sure we are more well versed about this topic than you are.
      She doesn’t bleach.

    • TRUTH SERUM January 3, 2015

      i see you’re spewing your ignorance again. News flash, people of color tan too. Bey and Rih spend way to much time in the sun to be bleaching. They’re skin would be severely damaged if they did. Like I said it before, the more you talk the more you expose your lack of intellect.

    • Mimi January 4, 2015

      I see this fool still hasn’t killed himself. Dear Suicide, you unloved piece of white trash, please do us all a favor, “And i’m sure your family feels this way as well”, please go kill yourself. Not a few months from now, nor a few days or hours, RIGHT NOW. THANKS.

  34. Dirty Laundry January 3, 2015

    Can’t stand Mathew but he didn’t really say anything bad in this. People who believe the skin bleaching rumors are stupid, Beyonces always been light she has not need to bleach lol. But Mathew must be thirsty for something with all these interviews.

  35. Gee January 3, 2015

    Everybody going in on Daddy Knowles but he knows Beyoncé’s secrets better then anyone. I know at this point what does have to lose absolutely nothing. Even though it’s corny of him to be telling secrets now that he is on the outside looking in.

  36. @RealMattPhoenix January 3, 2015


  37. Tyler January 3, 2015

    Good Businessman. Bad Family Man.

  38. LB January 4, 2015

    I see Beyonce fans are still fighting even after Matthew explained that Audience = sales.

    Sam needs this stan war to continue so he can build his audience and sell more advertising/get more clicks, Matthew just explained this.

    It is 2015, both Beyonce and Rihanna can co-exist as they always have, get over the stan war, grow up and let them be. Beyonce’s success won’t stop Rihanna’s success and vice versa, their homosexual fans need to realize that and keep it moving.

    • Sass January 4, 2015

      Said the main troll on this site… Oh the irony.

    • Let’s be real January 4, 2015

      The irony, this coming from the number one pressed, hating ass, power bottom f**. B**** stfu.

    • Tyler January 4, 2015

      Arent you TGJ Famous for being a Level Five Beyonce Hater?

  39. Jamie January 4, 2015

    Matthew is like that one person everybody at church hates to get the microphone. He just needs to raise manage his own problems because managing artists is no longer his area of expertise. He is still trying to use his daughter to capitalize.

  40. MariahIsMusic1 January 4, 2015

    Sigh @suicideblonde.

    • african music lover January 4, 2015

      Are you surprised? if thats the case then you are definatly new here..

  41. Beyonce’s Surrogate January 4, 2015

    Lordt Jesus it’s a MESSS FIX IT

  42. GH January 4, 2015

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  44. Cafolyn Ross November 19, 2017

    There is next to nohing wrong with self improvement to one’s self. But, skin lightening? Come on Bey, with all the riches, still not happy? Where is the REAL Beyonce? You don’t look like Beyonce.

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