Beyonce's father Mathew Knowles has dismissed rumours that he and his daughter parted ways because of a family rift.
Beyonce's father has dismissed rumours that he was fired as the R&B star's manager because of a family rift, reports US Weekly.The pop superstar's father has managed her career since she was a teenager, but Beyonce recently announced that they had decided to part ways. The singer claimed the split was simply on a "business level" but her statement did little to silence rumours that a family scandal led to the breakup. It was revealed last year that Mathew had fathered a lovechild while he was still married to Beyonce's mother Tina. Her father has since released his own statement to clarify the split, saying, "We mutually agreed to part ways in terms of me managing Beyonce, as my focus is in the investment of Music World Entertainment's growing gospel and inspirational music division... Because of the success of all of these artists, my focus has to be on gospel now".
It has not yet been revealed who will take over from Mathew as Beyonce's manager, but it is thought that her husband Jay Z has become more involved with her musical direction in recent years.