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.
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.