Beyonce has axed Daddy as her manager. According to her publicist, the Grammy-winning singer will no longer be managed by her father, Mathew Knowles, announced through a statement to The Associated Press. Beyonce stated that though they have parted ways on a business level, “I am grateful for everything he has taught me…he is my father for life and I love my dad dearly.” She didn’t elaborate on what led to the split, but her father said in a separate AP statement that the decision was mutual. “Business is business and family is family. I love my daughter and am very proud of who she is and all that she has achieved. I look forward to her continued great success,” he said.
Mathew has managed all aspects of Beyonce’s career since she debuted as a teen in the multiplatinum-selling group Destiny’s Child in the late 1990s and throughout her superstar career as a solo artist. Her career includes 16 Grammy awards, top-grossing movies Dreamgirls and Obsessed, fashion ventures and lucrative endorsements. She’s released three multiplatinum albums – “Dangerously In Love,” “B’Day” and “I Am … Sasha Fierce” – and has 12 Top 10 hits on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. There was no comment on who Beyonce’s new manager will be, but can’t help but wonder if hubby Jay-Z will be taking over the reigns. Besides, together they were named the 2010 top-earning power duo in Hollywood by Forbes Mag after pulling in $122 million. Beyonce is all diva in these blingy zippered booties and Marc Jacobs aviators–at night, no less. Frankly, though, when you’re Beyonce you can get away with anything. –rpuccia
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