Well, this could get a little messy….
According to TMZ, Beyonce’s dad was fired after she found out he stole money from her. In legal documents filed by Mathew Knowles against Live Nation, he claims that Live Nation told Beyonce that Mathew “had stolen money from Beyonce on her most recent tour or otherwise taken funds that [he] was not entitled to.”
Beyonce reportedly had her law firm conduct an audit which concluded that Mathew was stealing money and Beyonce then fired him. He is now claiming that Beyonce hired a former executive at Live Nation to be her manager and continued her relationship with the company.
Mathew insists the theft accusations by Live Nation are false, and he wants the judge to give him the right to take depositions of various people at Live Nation, to determine just how they concluded he was a thief.
Yikes. Hopefully he walks away with clean hands in all of this because it would be a shame if he was really thieving from his own daughter.
In her recent ’4′ documentary, Beyonce kept talks of her split with her father pretty clean, revealing that it was time for a change.
I’ve been managed by my father for a long time and a real change meant separating from him. It was scary but it empowered me and I wasn’t going to let fear stop me. It was very risky for me to step out on my own. Being a young woman I want to set the example that it’s possible for us to own our own businesses and own our own record labels. Sometimes we don’t reach for the stars, sometimes we are satisfied with what people tell us that we’re suppose to be satisfied with and I’m just not going for it.
Watch it here, if you missed it.