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Beyonce's Dad: I Didn't Steal from My Daughter!

7/11/2011 3:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Beyonce's dad has filed legal papers which now explain why the singer fired him as her manager -- he claims she's under the impression he stole lots of money from her, and say it's a bad rap.


In the documents -- obtained by TMZ -- Mathew Knowles claims Live Nation Entertainment wanted desperately to sink its fangs into Beyonce's 2011 world tour.   According to the docs, Mathew claims Live Nation told Beyonce that Mathew "had stolen money from Beyonce on her most recent tour or otherwise taken funds that [he] was not entitled to." 

Mathew claims Live Nation was effective, because Beyonce had her law firm conduct an audit, and the law firm concluded Mathew had indeed pilfered money from her.  Beyonce then fired him.

Mathew claims after he was canned, Beyonce hired a manager who had worked as a former exec at Live Nation and maintained a relationship with the company.

Mathew insists the theft accusations by Live Nation are false, and he wants the judge to give him the right to take depositions of various people at Live Nation, to determine just how they concluded he was a thief.

We could not reach Beyonce's rep for comment.


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JugEars McKenyan Sr..    

These people even steal from themselves when they find success. I bet daddy wasn't even around a third of the time.

Sad but then again, like in the Jackson's cases, they'd be nothing without their dad kicking their little asses from show to show practicing over and over and over and getting them noticed and then they all get greedy and chuck each others under the tour buses.

1163 days ago


@@@ keeping it fake-----Yep, he may have stolen from his daughter, and yes he fathered a child outside his marriage, but at least he isn't being accused of sleeping with his own daughter similar to the multitudes of WHITE MEN that have. But hey, that's WHITE MEN for ya......Artofwar

1163 days ago


don't you damn ppl ever get tired of your cheap cracks about Black people? Damn! you're beginning to look quite pitiful-can you please try saying something that has meaning ever once in awhile? Your kind of ***** has become obsolete.

1163 days ago


Like Father, Like Daughter, Like Mother. Those Knowles are all crooked. People think beYAWNcy is so innocent and picture perfect, I've always loved and admired females singers/entertainers from Diana Ross, Whitney,Celine Dion, Janet Jackson,Lady GaGa, Donna Summer and so many others, but that beYAWNcy has always left a bad taste in my mouth. there's always been something sinister, cunning and corrupt about her, as well as her family. For her to fire him and he said he didn't have a chance to explain himself, shows she's never trusted him because of all the dirty things he's done to get her where she is, so it's right that she would take Live Nations Side.

1163 days ago


I can believe that Beyonce is no UNGRAFETFUL.

Don’t this dumb BEECH know if it wasn’t for her lowlife father she would not be where she today.

To Beyonce, “YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW. Please remember that.

1163 days ago


Well, the management company does sound a bit sketchy. He's asking for another audit, so that should determine who is right and who is wrong.

I still think this dude is a sleaze bag. He had an affair with a girl and did not even use protection (most likely) since the woman had his child. Is he still with Tina? What a s***bag.

He sort of reminds me of Joe Jackson.

1163 days ago


Beyonce is a notorious credit thief herself so is it any wonder that thievery runs in the family.

1163 days ago


IF he was stealing "ITS BETTER TO KEEP IT IN THE FAMILY". Beyonce appears to be a dumb naive BEACH.

Beyonce knows her father was telling a lie about NOT stealing her $ . After all, all he did was lie and step on other people to get Beyonce where she is today.

Beyonce was fully aware of his dirty nasty tricks because she blessed them

1163 days ago


Wait a minute, there was an audit, question them. Let the numbers speak for itself. Don't mess with the small fries, get serious if you're going to contest.

1163 days ago


Why now? Why would he need to steal from his daughter? Give the man his say.

1163 days ago

The Neko Nation    

@ ARTOFWAR, You are just another uneducated and unintelligent fool who has to play the race card because of your lack of intelligence. Yes Mathew Knowles fathered Beyonce but it does not give him the right to steal from her or anyone else. Silly racist simpleton. People who steal from a family member and cheat on their spouse and have a child while married are bad people. You obviously are someone of low character who condones such behavior. Too bad you are just some angry idiot who doesn't know who his father is, or did your parents even have any children that lived?

1163 days ago

The Neko Nation    

To all of the silly racists on here, white and black. You just show how little intelligence you have by your foolish racist rants. Racism comes in all colors and thats just sad. Too many people are so blinded by color that they have to play the race card because they lack the intellect to do otherwise. Sorry race baiters are what keeps people from being able to get along in society.

1163 days ago

MR.Time Cool    

J-Z was with that company before Bee's tour, old story divide and conquer. When Millions are involve books can be doctored. Matthew was right by his kid, I pray the courts give his the tools to prove his child was hood wink. Bee be strong it's on...MR. Halo the real 4

1163 days ago


I don't know many kids that would turn on their parents without good reason. I can't imagine that another company could get her to fire him without there being some hard evidence.

1163 days ago


He probably did!

1163 days ago
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