Matthew Knowles: Beyonce's Father Says Divorce Rumors Were a "Trick" to Publicize On the Run Tour!

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In case you spent the summer buried under a pile of rocks: Beyonce and Jay Z divorce rumors have been circulating for months, with the Carters themselves fueling much of the speculation.

Bey and Jay stopped wearing wedding rings; Bey was spotted apartment hunting by herself in Manhattan...at one point Beyonce even hinted that Jay Z cheated on her while performing on stage: 

But Beyonce's father and former manager Matthew Knowles claims it was all a clever ruse designed to promote the couple's record-breaking On the Run tour.

"I know because we've done this before," Knowles claimed in a recent radio interview. "So you sometimes have to ignite that tour. It's called the Jedi mind trick. The Jedi mind trick fools you a lot."

Knowles even went so far as to suggest that the Jay Z-Solange Knowles fight back in May was also staged.

"All I know is the Jedi mind trick!" Knowles claims when the interviewer expressed his skepticism. "Everyone's talking about it! Ticket sales went up! Solange's album sales went up 200%!"

And that's where we're calling BS. The wealthiest, most popular couple in music probably doesn't need to make themselves look like a Jerry Springer sideshow in order to sell tickets and spark a momentary surge in Solange's album sales.

Also, someone needs to educate this dude on the meaning of "Jedi mind trick." Lying to a Stormtrooper about the droids he's looking for is not the same thing as lying to millions of fans about the state of your marriage.

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No wonder she fired him and stays away. Nice parent to sell stories against their kid. He should have lunch with papa Odom , share a crack rock.

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Michael Jackson was the biggest star on the planet and its well documented that he planted stories in the press before releasing albums and other projects.

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I called this split rumors as pr long before Pappa Knowles ... And the beauty of this pr scheme is that it worked and nobody would ever believe JZ and Beyoncé would do such a thing. I believe the elevator fight was staged. When have elevator recordings ever caught famous actors doing anything that became fodder for the media...that dramatic moment gave their concert a little extra boost, for those eager to catch any tension

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.................APEMEN in the mist?

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