Beyonce drops father as manager

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Old 30-Mar-2011
Beyonce drops father as manager

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Beyonce will no longer be managed by her father, Mathew Knowles, her publicist said on Monday.

The Grammy-winning singer and her father have parted ways "on a business level", the publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure said in a statement. She didn't say what led to the split.

"I am grateful for everything he has taught me," Beyonce said in the statement. "I grew up watching both he and my mother manage and own their own businesses. They were hardworking entrepreneurs and I will continue to follow in their footsteps."

Knowles has managed his daughter since she debuted as a teen in the multi platinum-selling group Destiny's Child in the late 1990s and throughout her superstar career as a solo artist.

In the statement, Beyonce stressed her devotion to her father on a personal level.

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

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