Daddy dearest? Not when it comes to managing your career. So Beyonce might say, as the diva opened up to Giant magazine recently about her issues with Matthew Knowles – and, yes, apparently there really is a publication known as Giant … and her father really is simply named Matthew.
What other revelations can fans learn?
Beyonce reveals the duo often fought when she was an up-and-coming star, especially when "I’d say â€˜no’ to something and he’d book it anyway. Then I’d have to do it because I’d look bad (if I didn’t)."
"It took a while for me and my dad to have an understanding, because he thinks everyone’s supposed to work like him," she says. "When I turned 18 and started handling my business more, he went into shock."
So, how problematic is the feud? Consider this: Her new album, "B’Day," was recorded without her pop’s knowledge. Come on, this is an independent woman!
"â€˜Don’t tell my daddy. Don’t tell my mama. Don’t tell anybody â€¦ [including] the label,’" she admits ordering her studio team. "So two weeks later, I called my dad and said, â€˜My record’s done.’ He was, like, â€˜WHAT!?’"
Fortunately, Beyonce’s relationship with Jay-Z is drama-free. One MIGHT say they’re crazy in live.
"It’s very easy. He’s so quick. And we respect each other. If I have any suggestions he respects it. If he has any suggestions, I respect it. It’s just, I don’t know, easy. And fun."
Quick? His wit? His rapping skills? His performance in the sack? That’s left to us to decide …