Beyonce has split from the only manager she’s ever known: her father. Matthew Knowles had guided his daughter’s career since her early days as a member of Destiny’s Child, and the superstar singer said that the decision to part ways was mutual and amicable. “I’ve only parted ways with my father on a business level,” Beyonce said in a statement. “He is my father for life and I love my dad dearly. I am grateful for everything he has taught me.”
In a separate statement, Matthew Knowles emphasized his commitment to his company, Music World Entertainment, in particular his gospel and inspirational label, and reflected on his daughter’s success. “We did great things together, and I know that she will continue to conquer new territories in music and entertainment,” Knowles said. “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.”
According to CNN, it was not immediately apparent who, if anyone, would replace Knowles as Beyonce’s manager.