.

Beyoncé Drops Her Father as Manager

Singer has cut business ties with her father, who has managed her career since she was a teen

March 29, 2011 8:43 AM ET
Beyoncé Drops Her Father as Manager
Dave M. Benett/Getty

Beyoncé announced yesterday that she is dropping her father, Mathew Knowles, as her manager. According to a statement from her publicist, the singer and her father have severed ties "on a business level." Knowles has managed his daughter's career since she started out in Destiny's Child in the late Nineties. Beyoncé  did not provide a reason for firing her management of over a decade, but insisted that she loves her father in the statement.

Photos: The Greatest Momagers and Dadagers in the Business


There is no word yet as to who will replace Knowles as Beyoncé's manager, but there are rumors that she will move on to her husband's Jay-Z's Roc Nation management firm. Mathew Knowles will continue to manage the career of his other daughter Solange, who is expected to release a new album later this year.

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Vicious”

Lou Reed | 1972

Opening Lou Reed's 1972 solo album, the hard-riffing "Vicious" actually traces its origin back to Reed's days with the Velvet Underground. Picking up bits and pieces of songs from the people and places around him, and filing his notes for later use, Reed said it was Andy Warhol who provided fuel for the song. "He said, 'Why don't you write a song called 'Vicious,'" Reed told Rolling Stone in 1989. "And I said, 'What kind of vicious?' 'Oh, you know, vicious like I hit you with a flower.' And I wrote it down literally."

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com