July 15, 2011 17:02

Beyonce's father slams singer's record label over '4' release

Matthew Knowles also denies stealing claims

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Beyonce's father has spoken out against how the singer's '4' album was handled.

Knowles who stopped managing Beyonce earlier this year, before the release of the album, has suggested the marketing of the LP was badly handled.

There was speculation that the singers record label Columbia/Epic were not happy with the ballad-heavy collection and the fact the lead single 'Run The World (Girls)' failed to chart as highly as predicted.


Knowles told the Associated Press, that her new team had: "Put out the record in a vacuum. It makes you believe that there are some artists that don’t need radio. There are some records that don’t need a record label, and Beyonce is one of those artists."

He also denied allegations of theft of his daughter's money. He said: "We absolutely have not taken any money from Beyonce, and all dollars will be accounted for. In no way have we stole money. Again, this about the people who have made these claims — they have to come into the light."

Knowles also said that the too were still close despite not working together anymore. He said: "The relationship with Beyonce is extremely amicable. I want to make that clear," he said before adding that he found her new team questionable. "Where there’s concern is the people that she’s doing business with. I’m challenging all of these folks on integrity, professional integrity."



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