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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.

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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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46.

The Love Sponge    

My Dad was a doctor and I use to steal his prescriptions from him. Fortunately he never stole anything from me. Soak Up The Love

1165 days ago
47.

sam    

Money destroys everything :(

1165 days ago
48.

Shalom    

NO matter what getto will alwayds a getto. these people they never see a education in their life they grow up on a corner grocery store. When they see a good $$$$$$ they will steal from their own kind it just a shame. She has a apartment in my building in Miami Beach and you should see her mom comes sometimes like she thinks she owns the world we don't want you in our building in Miami beach all these getto people.

1165 days ago
49.

STFU    

OVERVIEW: BEYONCE AND CO'S HISTORY OF THEFT AND LEGAL MISCONDUCT

Sued for stealing the song "Survivor"

Sued for stealing the song "Baby Boy"

Sued for stealing the song "Independent Women"

Sued for stealing the song "Kissing You"

Took credit for writing "Crazy In Love" when she didn't

Took credit for writing "Irreplaceable" when she didn't

Sued for not paying Wilhelmina

Sued for not paying Greg Walker/Icon Entertainment

Sued for stealing $32,000,000 from the family of her former dead co-manager who got them their record deal

Will be sued shortly for stealing the songs “Worldwide Woman,” “Amor Gitmo” and “Welcome To Hollywood” and the videos “Beautiful Liar,” “Suga Mama,” “Greenlight,” “Flaws and All” and “Still In Love.”

1165 days ago
50.

kitnplayn    

Daddy Desperate. There is no way that these professional people, especially the lawyers, are going to accuse someone of straight up theft, unless they have undeniable proof. Daddy is obviously trying to save face by setting up an innocent spoof of "I didn't realize that money went there" argument.

1165 days ago
51.

memchee    

Good for her!!!

Business is business. I hope they can still break bread together as a family.

1165 days ago
52.

John    

Glad this has on been cleared up on TMZ.

1165 days ago
53.

dsjj251    

@B4

you may want to do more research. people sell their songs to artist and when the song becomes a hit, they want more money, being sued doesnt mean you did anything wrong idiot.

and they never even got sued for a couple of those.

and LMFAO at Took credit for Irreplaceable, now you are just making up lies. you must be a hater.

1165 days ago
54.

TMZISAPIECEOFSHIT    

I guess being a pimp didn't pay as well as he had hoped for when whoring out his willing daughter.

1165 days ago
55.

kayleigh    

Actually Beyonce was recorded taking credit for writing irreplaceable. It was funny when the real writer, Ne Yo went on the radio and said he wrote it and all she did was help with a few melodies.

1165 days ago
56.

as I was sayin    

Her new CD Sucks and she is allegedly obviously selling her soul to the devil to get that CD sold, half clothed on her new video that appeared on "BET" today even. Jumping on the Piano like she is "Alicia Keys" or "Lady Gaga", "Matthew" helped her sell HITS not force music on anyone. He needs to send her a bill, for all of the things he did to make her famous and rich. Funny how the tables turn when people get rich.

1165 days ago
57.

dsjj251    

Beyonce was not recorded saying she wrote irreplaceable, you people have let comment be taken out of context.

she said she wrote most of the album, she didnt say she wrote that specific song.

and Ne Yo even said he wrote the song before it ever even came out. you people say what ever you want to bring her down,so what ever.

1165 days ago
58.

dsjj251    


as I was sayin 4 minutes ago
Her new CD Sucks and she is allegedly obviously selling her soul to the devil to get that CD sold, half clothed on her new video that appeared on "BET" today even. Jumping on the Piano like she is "Alicia Keys" or "Lady Gaga", "Matthew" helped her sell HITS not force music on anyone. He needs to send her a bill, for all of the things he did to make her famous and rich. Funny how the tables turn when people get rich.
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so much ignorance in one comment, the videos premise was her wedding day, the only place where she was half naked is where she was in her dressing room, people like you are dumbasses.

and really, she sold her soul, get your sanctimoniousness ass on some where

1165 days ago
59.

ylg    

Ms. Knowles knows her father better than any of us posting comments. Anyone who would screw around on his wife and father children outside of his marriage would screw his daughter out of money. She can hire the best investigators money can buy. I'm sure it was a through investigation. She knows what she is doing.

1165 days ago
60.

Sarah    

Karmas a b***h serves her right, now she knows how it feels when shes stealing people’s songs, images, and ideas and then acting like its her own. She really needs to get over herself without her father she would of been a nobody he was the one that helped her make all that money and career so even if he did take some he deserves it, this woman has got so much money and she sacks her father just because he might have taken some money that is probably peanuts to her, Beyonce is nothing but a fake, money obsessed woman all she cares about is money she even did a private performance for Gaddafi son who is a man that is violent towards woman for $2m, shows she would do anything for a pay check. Someone who is so into “female enpowerment” and wants “girls to run the world” would never perform for someone like that.

1165 days ago
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