And this is why you don’t let your parents manage your career. Not because they don’t agree with that year-long stint as a waitress after college but because they can steal your money! Exhibit A: Beyonce’s dad, Matthew Knowles, is allegedly stealing money from Beyonce.
Matthew Knowles has been Beyonce’s manager (Dadager, as we say) for years. Now, Beyonce, Live Nation, and Matthew are caught up in some kind of money theft drama.
Live Nation told Beyonce that her dadager “had stolen money from Beyonce on her most recent tour or otherwise taken funds that [he] was not entitled to.”
Matthew obviously is denying the allegations and saying that Live Nation wants to take advantage of Beyonce. Regardless, Beyonce had her law firm conduct an audit and the results maintain that Matthew had indeed stolen money from her, so Queen B fired her dad.
Beyonce then hired a former exec from Live Nation to be her new manager, which Matthew says proves his argument that Live Nation is trying to get all up in Beyonce’s bank account.
Sorry Beyonce, but the whole momager/dadager thing has never worked for anybody. Remember Macauly Culkin? His parents tried to steal all his money and then he got married at like 18 and now the only work he can get is in indie films. Or Aaron Carter, he sued his mom for allegedly stealing from him when he was 16 and now Aaron looks like a more coke-out version of Eminem.
Hey, at least Matthew Knowles is no Joe Jackson, but we say get out now Bey, nothing good can come of this!