I thought this story sounded familiar, and that’s because it is. Back in October of last year, there was a big rumor that Beyonce was going to fire her dad-manager Matthew Knowles because of his lying, cheatin’ heart, and because of a then-pending paternity suit involving an LA actress named Alexsandra Wright. Well, as it turned out, Matthew was the baby-daddy, DNA tests confirmed. That happened back in March – and over the weekend, Page Six had another big story about how Bey and her daddy aren’t even speaking to each other anymore, and her management team at Columbia is beginning to worry.
Beyonce Knowles is still refusing to speak to her dad and manager, Matthew Knowles, after he fathered a love child with a woman 20 years his junior — and suits at her record label fear the rift could damage her career.
The superstar singer was horrified when it was alleged last year that Matthew had an 18-month affair with 38-year-old Alexsandra Wright and DNA tests confirmed he’d fathered her son, Nixon, while still married to Beyoncé’s mother, Tina Knowles.
Now, sources tell Page Six that relations between Beyoncé, who is very close to her mom, and her father have reached such a low point that executives at her label, Columbia, are worried.
Matthew guided Beyoncé’s career through her days with Destiny’s Child and is still her manager. But one music industry insider said, “Beyoncé was horrified to find out her dad cheated on her mom. She always looked up to him, and she is very close to her mom, so this has hit her really hard. She is refusing to speak to him, which is making things difficult where it comes to managing her career. Some people at Columbia now think it would be better to move him aside.”
Former “Scrubs” actress Wright filed a paternity suit last October, and a DNA test taken in March confirmed that Knowles was the father of Nixon, who was born on Feb. 4. A judge ordered him to pay $8,200 a month in child support on an interim basis.
Wright, a Los Angeles-based branding executive, claimed that Matthew Knowles, who was married to Tina for 29 years, had an affair with her for a year and a half. Tina filed for divorce last November. Wright and Matthew are now in the final stages of negotiating a child support settlement.
A rep for Beyoncé said: “There is no merit to this. This is absolutely false.” Matthew Knowles didn’t get back to us.
[From Page Six]
I really don’t know. It’s not like these sources are coming out of Bey’s entourage, you know? She keeps her sh-t tight, so it seems like the gossip is coming out of her record label and their fears that Matthew’s drama is going to end up hurting Beyonce. They should be worried – Beyonce is one of their biggest money-makers, and they probably want to be involved in all of her decisions. But, just a guess, I think Matthew Knowles will not now, nor will he ever, go away quietly. He was a big part in getting Bey to where she is now, and he’s not going to step aside without it being some big deal. Plus, I’m not sure if I buy that he and Beyonce aren’t speaking. Their relationship has always seemed like she just does whatever he tells her to do. And I don’t see that changing.
please, matthew other child kelly rowland *side eye* used to live with them, i doubt this new child will damage their relationship
Hmmm,. seems to me I saw that Kelly Rowland comment on Dlisted. *side eye*
am i being accused of plagiarism *looks around with shifting eyes*
*grabs a cold one from the fridge, wanders over to the computer*
is this celeb gossip or some sort of roleplaying thing?!?
I am leaning towards there being some truth in this story.
Beyonce has always been a little smug about her glorious childhood and how she had the perfect family. What great Christians they were by taking in Kelly Rowland and raising her.
So her Father having a child out of wedlock with a 30 year old probably has made Beyonce realize that he is not the man she thought he was.
So if it was announced suddenly Daddy Knowles was going to “retire” or “move on” to bigger and better things. I would not be remotely surprise.
I thought B’s dad was a Church Minister.Where the hell did I read that???
June 28th, 2010 at 10:02 am I thought B’s dad was a Church Minister.Where the hell did I read that???
I think you’re mixing him with Jessica Simpsons dad.
I don’t think Beyonce would let this affect her career. She may not be interested in him or him having any part of her personal life, if she’s that pissed at him but I imagine they’d srill discuss bizness.
Beyonce needs to stop the damn charade already. Everything about that girl is a lie.
It’s a hidden fact that Papa Knowles and Tina have been quietly divorced for years. She is probably just bitter, because she will be having to help pay that child support.
I don’t think the fact that the father has been stepping out is all that surprising to Beyonce or her mother. He doesn’t strike me as the loving, faithful husband type and just looking at pictures with the mother and father, the frost between them has been evident.
I mainly think that this is a PR ploy by her camp. She has cultivated a certain image for herself as being a ‘good’ girl from a ‘good’, ‘Christian’ family.
If she didn’t have a negative (public) reaction, to the affair. People may question, in earnest, the claims that she’s made of her family life.
I don’t see Papa Knowles releasing the reigns/control of one of the biggest names in pop music today. Why would he? And I don’t think she’s strong enough to really make a move against him.
So, we let ‘insiders’ leak rumors of a rift, we make an effort not to be seen in public until her next album/tour/movie at which point we shop the ‘rumors’ of a heartfelt reconciliation at which point we can get a bunch more free press for the album/movie and more attention.
It’s a smart PR move, and also so very calculated and cold.
She is just mad because it was public. She always like to brag about her upbringing when is reality her family almost went broke for her career she did not graduated even if she likes to brag about the private school she attended. Her parents marriage has been like that for a while , one of her dancers even sued her father . She is just embarrass that the image of her perfect family is over.
Great, now we need her to stop singing that lame pop crap and all will be right with the world.
Bopa, thanks for that. I just read Beyonce’s Wikipedia (the longest ever) & her dad is a music producer. And an embarassing ass to have as a father.
I believe it…She has reached the top of the game now so she no longer needs him. She’s got Jay Z now to tell her what to do.
She always acts as if she had the perfect life growing up, so any gossip at all that will tarnish her perfect image, she will have to seperate herself from it.
Everything about this chick is a lie, but she still pretends anyway. What he did was wrong but without his sacrifice and committment to her, she would not be where she is today. So if she wants to maintain what she has already built, it may be in her best interest to keep him around.
@qb — Your English composition is simply atrocious! Why “trash” Beyonce’s educational background when your poor writing composition skills speaks volumes about your own “lack of education”!
Beyonce is a beautiful, accomplished, and talented “superstar”. She’s one of the “highest grossing” performers currently on the music scene, today, and married to a “very wealthy” fellow performer and music executive. This woman has it “going on” and no one can take that from her. In time, she will become a renown actress, too. Hate on her all you want, it’s simply a waste of time, if you’re not in her league! So, why bother?
Has it ever occurred to you that she really loves her family and she’s hurting? More than likely, you didn’t grow up in her household and have absolutely no idea what actually transpired between her parents. I don’t care how old you are, you never stop loving your parents for better or worse, if they really loved you and made a concerted effort to bring you up in a stable, caring household. People are human! Relationships don’t always last, but REAL FAMILY TIES ARE FOREVER!!! I only wish her and her family the best.
right on sincerity….back off bitches!!!!!
Well said sincerity. Also I think Beyonce would be just fine without daddy knowles.
@Sincerity I ditto your remarks! You tell ’em, Sincerity! Let me also add this, please don’t underestimate the strength and talent of Beyonce. In my opinion, there is no way she will let this challenge ruin her career. Don’t get me wrong…she’s human, but she’s also extremely driven and dedicated. Many blessings to you, Beyonce. I know this situation with your father is painful, but I have faith that you will take the high road.
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