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Hooded Beyonce tries to hide after dumping father as her manager

April 01, 2011 | Comments 1

Beyonce attempts to keep a low profile just days after announcing she is no longer being managed by her father.

The 30-year-old singer was spotted in New York City yesterday, hiding under a hooded jacket as she headed to her car with a security guard in tow.

On Monday the singer confirmed she had parted way on a ‘professional level’ with father Matthew Knowles, who has masterminded her career since her Destiny’s Child days.

‘He is my father for life and I love my dad dearly. I am grateful for everything he has taught me,’ Beyonce said.

However, their relationship is said to have become strained after it was confirmed a year ago that he had fathered a love child with Alexsandra Wright. This led to Beyonce’s parents marriage ending when her mother Tina filed for divorce in late 2009 after 29 years of marriage.

The little boy called Nixon was born after Wright claims she had an 18-month affair with Knowles.

Tina Knowles worked as a stylist for Destiny’s Child and continues to style her daughter. Together they launched a clothing line, House of Dereon.

Matthew was also said to initially be resistant to Beyonce’s union with her now-husband rapper Jay-Z.

There have been rumours over the past couple of years that Beyonce was going to fire Knowles as her manager and instead partner with her husband’s company Roc Nation.

Beyonce’s publicist Yvette Noel-Schure did not comment on who Beyonce’s new manager would be, although whoever does step into the large shoes left by Knowles, will have a lot of pressure to continue the success of the multi-talented star.

Knowles said his plans include focusing on his label’s work in gospel and inspirational music, where he said the company has made a ‘tremendous investment.’

However, he noted that he is still the manager for Destiny’s Child and hopes that one day they will reunite and tour, despite ‘retiring’ a few years ago.

Knowles also got personal in his statement.

‘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.

In an interview with The Associated Press, he also said his daughter’s decision to part ways with him as her manager is all part of her growing up.

He acknowledged Beyonce is a ‘very, very smart businesswoman’, and says as she turns 30, it is natural that she wants to have more control over her affairs.

Beyonce is currently working on her fourth studio album, a follow-up to 2008 disc I Am… Sasha Fierce.

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  1. Shola says:

    Well i sure hope that she prayed over this! One thing for sure is that her father always had her back and in this industry you must surround yourself with people you can really trust. This has obviously been proved in his guidance throughout her career to date.

    I love B and continue to wish her more success and hopefully she will remember that she can still consult him for guidance.

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