Beyonce's dad Matthew Knowles will no longer represent her

Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland has split with manager Matthew Knowles, who handled her career as a solo artist as well as when she was a member of the girl group.

Knowles is the father of Beyonce, and has been managing the group since the girls were children. He now manages Beyonce and her younger sister Solange, also a solo artist.

Rowland and Knowles both released statements today (January 28) saying their split was amicable, and wished one another success in the future.

The original line-up of Destiny’s Child was blown apart in 1999 when LaTavia Roberson and LeToya Luckett attempted to fire Knowles as their manager and stay in the group.

They were replaced by Michelle Williams and Farrah Franklin in 2000, but Franklin left the group after just a few months, to be replaced by Rowland.

Destiny’s Child went on to sell over 50 million records.

–By our New York staff.

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