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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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76.

Will    

MDS, janet, muppet and anyone else who are making beyonce out to be the villain here... it says plain and clear after the whole live nation thing that afterwards she hired lawyers to conduct an audit on her father which clearly showed her father was pilfering money from her. I don't care if he's the father or not taking money for whatever unknown reason without asking is against the law. As for those of you saying he made her and that she should give him whatever he wants... it's called it's not like she asked to be made and she's the one who put in all the hard work to be as rich as she is therefore he has no right to any of her money. I'm pretty damn sure she takes care of her relatives she shouldn't have to pay for her father's drugs or alcohol or money he owes some loan shark for gambling debts.... that is his problem and he shouldnt expect his daughter to take care of it and nor should he be stealing from her... stealing from your own flesh and blood is just wrong

1109 days ago
77.

weird al yankovich    

Hi reta can you please list all these kids you're speaking of.

And it's not MY religion it's a religion of Millions of people

thank you


Peace

WEIRD

1109 days ago
78.

amazon_woman    

Reta 7 hours ago

Hey "Wierd" keep your ****in religion out of it...a theif is a theif and a dad OR mom should not manage their kid...it ALWAYS leads to troubles...remember all the kid stars that are now broke because their parents stole their money?
Parents should NOT be getting rich off their childrens talents. It just isn't right.
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AGREE, WHO GIVE A F*CK ABOUT RELIGION. THERE ARE MORE IMPORTANT THINGS LIKE, TRUST, AND IF IT'S TRUE THAT HE DID THAT TO BEYONCE THEN GOOD FOR HER FIRING HIM. THAT TRUST IS GONE FOR GOOD NOW.

1109 days ago
79.

amazon_woman    

jane 7 hours ago

IF it weren't for her father she wouldn't have made it in the music industry & with the massive amount of money she rakes in she should've let it slide. Guess $ is more important to her.
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OR MAYBE PRINCIPAL, IS MORE IMPORTANT TO HER.

1109 days ago
80.

Anonymous527496    

Suuure...coming from the same man that lied to his wife and had a baby with another woman while still married to the wife. And whoever, his mom, I guess..must've loved math so much she named him after it. Ugh! I hate math.

1109 days ago
81.

Music Manager    

It's very expensive to get your kid involved in show business.You have to pay for acting coaches,vocal coaches,piano lessons,outfits for there performances,just to name a few.It's not like sports where you have coaches and team busses driving your kid around.

You or your wife have to take time off of work to make sure they get to these places.On top of all that,you have to move to LA or NY to really give them a fair chance at "making it".

Matthew did all these things for Beyonce.How much do you think he spent to get her where she is? Could she have done it without him?I don't think so. She would've been just some cute girl from Houston, singing in church if it wasn't for her dad's sacrifices.

1109 days ago
82.

amazon_woman    

Hi 3 minutes ago

Suuure...coming from the same man that lied to his wife and had a baby with another woman while still married to the wife. And whoever, his mom, I guess..must've loved math so much she named him after it. Ugh! I hate math.
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WELL THAT'S WHY SHE HAS A RIGHT TO FIRE HIM, HE LACKS PRINCIPAL.

1109 days ago
83.

Sincerity    

"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."

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Mathew Knowles is setting himself up to be "thoroughly" humiliated!!! Live Nation didn't conduct the audit, Beyonce's law firm did. Mr. Knowles should be addressing the financial discrepancies highlighted within the audit report -- not picking a fight with Live Nation.

Being her father and primary mentor doesn't give him the right to take money that didn't belong to him to begin with. He should have known better and "ASKED" his daughter's permission before he decided to help himself to funds that belonged to her. As far as we know, the audit may have contained details concerning reoccurring issues that Beyonce thought were settled. It seems like Mr. Knowles is allowing his "damaged" ego to get the best of him. This matter could have been discussed privately without involving Live Nation unless the "data" they supplied to Beyonce's law firm was inaccurate. If so, a private request could have been forwarded to Live Nation to review their figures. Differences in accounting methods will cause discrepancies that can be easily reconciled as long as the actual source do***entation is available. For his sake, I hope Mr. Knowles paid a "reputable" CPA to thoroughly analysis the report.

1109 days ago
84.

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 him the tools to prove his child was hood wink. Bee be strong it's on...MR. Halo the real 4

1108 days ago
85.

Rickstar    

Maybe hes the one selling Beyonces Love Doll or getting his that way .>>

http://www.onehotnight.com/prod_info.php?a=OneHotNight&pnum=PD357000

1108 days ago
86.

jullian cain    

i once had the pepsi rep in my taxi in houston texas,he was coming from intense negotiations with "matthew knowles"about how much money beyonce should recieve because pepsi was the sponsor,i asked him how it went,he said"terrible,matthew knowles argued successfully for a few additionall millions for beyonce,we agreed".this was first hand,matthew knowles was responsible for many multi million dollar deals for beyonce and he shouldnt be discredited for it.joshua bullard 832 258 7511

1108 days ago
87.

g-esp    

This dude could always get a job doing the remake of blackula.

1108 days ago
88.

beck    

ummm... @wierd al yankovich I think you're confused. Beyonce runs a business & her father was the manager of that business, if I were in her position and my father betrayed me like that I would fire his ass in a hot second. Also, beyonce has an extremely close relationship with her mother, her father cheated on her mother & had a baby by another woman a couple years ago. I would've fired him just for that. & the majority of the people on her regular staff she's been employing for the past 10 years (almost all of them being family)so you can't say she forgot where she came from. It was matthew who messed up, not her.

1108 days ago
89.

Victor Newman    

Ummm... He wasn't so nice when it came to making sur his daughter rose to the top. Even if that meant dissing family. You live by the sword, you die by the sword. Did he not think his daughter was paying attention? He taught her "business is business" and she's treating their relationship as such.

1108 days ago
90.

meme    

If her dad was ripping her off, he deserves to be fired.

1108 days ago
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