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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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Yall are crazy as hell. She did the right thing. She didn't just take Live Nation's word...she had an audit performed by independent agency and it showed he stole the money. She didn't give him the option to give her an excuse. Cause no matter what he says, he took money that didn't belong to him.

1198 days ago


This guy was kiting checks back in the 80s (I know this for a fact and saw it firsthand). He probably did steal from her.

1198 days ago


I'm sorry but a father stealing from his daughter is horrible. And who cares if he "made her"... what like 10 yrs ago? I think she's carried her own weight for a while now.

Besides she probably had him living very comfortably.. no reason to get greedy and steal. That's a pretty shallow thing to do to begin with... and to your own daughter who supports you.

This guy has always been shady... fathering a baby out of wedlock. If I was Beyonce I'd want him out of my life.

1198 days ago


i hope he didn't steal from his daughter and that they can get to the bottom of this. Family is much more important.

1198 days ago


No one knows what evidence was presented. It could be a case of mismanaged funds. There is more to this story than what is presented. So until one knows the facts, its best to remain silent. Beyonce is far from being stupid. Either way, the entire family is more than likely rich. Matthew has been managing these girls since they were small, there is no need for him to steal from his daughter. Whatever happened, hopefully Beyonce won't fall into the same trap as Michael Jackson, believing friends are where there exist none!

I would be suspicious of Live Nation. How the hell did they supposedly get access to this information. Why were they all up in this girls business in the first place. What was their motive. Too many unanswered questions. Isn't Live Nation, the same company Michael Jackson was involved with?

1198 days ago


I don't think she has a bad relationship with her father.During the time she won the millennium award this year, she even thanked her father for getting her career started. She is almost 30yrs old folks and who wants to keep their parents as a manger when you're grown and can make decisions on your own? As far as stealing music, you have to pay for sampling their music like the song run the world which the music is sampled by major lazer who will confirm they worked with her and gave her permission to use their music. As far as the audit and him stealing from her, men lie, women lie but numbers don't plain and simple.

1197 days ago

Shakia Williams    

So what if he took some money, your a MULTI-MILLIONAIRE! With all of the extra business you got going on beyond your music, you would never go broke so why even take this to this extreme by biting the hand that fed you!? Why didn't you just put him on notice and talk to him about why he did it or whats going on in his life that he needed the extra money on top of what he's already making!!! What kind of rela do ya'll have that you can't simply talk to your father and ask about the matter? This just shows me that no matter how much money you make or how good you are at what you do, your still a naive, impressionable child that can't make decisions for yourself, you need other people to dictate your own rela with your father. (Just like Rhianna need people to dictate how she handles Chris Brown SMH!) Just because he took some money off of the MILLIONS that he helped you acquire doesn't mean that he is no longer trustworthy! Only a simple conversation without any extra eyes could quickly resolve the matter.

1197 days ago


Beyoncy should be very certain she's doing the right thing. Who knows she might be getting into wrong hands.

1197 days ago


Geezuz I could have told her he was skimming money from her. Wasn't that his intent all along?

1197 days ago

Amelia Lopez    

people shouldn't really judge beyonce people have to realize they are humans just like us, ok they do things so what we all do the only thing that makes us different is because she has a dang good Job and stay in the spotlight 24/7 I love beyonce but people please just get over yourselves when it come to these celebrities.

1196 days ago


i hope Beyonce doesnt get into the right hands, cuz her dad had helped her so much. even covers up her private stuff. I hope she doesnt end up like the other celebrities.

1195 days ago


it is sad ending for father and daughter, the used to be roll models for the rest of us. why they didn't tried to get advice from the Williams sister and their father, money is DEVIL.

1194 days ago



1194 days ago


Okay I doubt seriously that she fired him without adequate evidence of his guilt.. really? She clearly loves him and I’m sure she is devastated just as well as he is. I just hope that they can find some common ground.

1193 days ago

Secretative Female    

I love Beyonce and respect her decisions.

1176 days ago
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