Beyonce's representative has dismissed reports of a feud between the singer and her manager/father Mathew Knowles, branding rumours he is set to step down as her adviser "absolutely false".
The Halo hitmaker's dad has guided her to superstardom from childhood, helping her to find fame in the 1990s with R&B group Destiny's Child, before establishing herself as a solo star.
A report published by the New York Daily News suggests a rift between the pair erupted after DNA tests confirmed in March (10) Knowles had fathered a child with 38-year-old Alexsandra Wright while he was still married to Beyonce's mother, Tina.
Wright's son Nixon was born in February (10), three months after Tina Knowles filed for divorce.
Record label executives at Beyonce's label Columbia have allegedly been searching for a replacement for the patriarch amid claims of growing tension within the family.
However, a spokesperson for Beyonce has dismissed the claims, telling the newspaper: "There is no merit to this. This is absolutely false."