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Beyonce talks about severing professional ties with father Mathew Knowles on Oprah’s Next Chapter

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Beyonce sat down with Oprah Winfrey for Oprah’s Next Chapter, revealing how she’s mended the relationship with her father.

A 30-second clip of the interview released by Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network shows Beyonce and the media mogul smiling as they sit down and appear to share an “Aha!” moment.

Beyonce severed her professional relationship with her father in 2011, while rumors of family tension ravaged headlines.

Two years later, Beyonce is opening up about “letting go” of her father and former manager, Mathew Knowles, in a candid new interview with Oprah Winfrey.

The energy becomes more serious as the television host questions her once fractious relationship with her father.

“Talk some about letting your father go as your manager,” Oprah Winfrey asks, the clip cutting to Beyonce nodding as she contemplates a question.

Mathew Knowles, and Beyonce’s mother Tina, played a pivotal role in the singer’s career.

He quit his job as a medical equipment salesman to manage Beyonce’s early group, Girl’s Tyme, which eventually morphed into Destiny’s Child in 1990.

Twenty-one years later, in 2011, she ended their professional relationship, while relaying that their personal relationship remained full “of love”.

Rumors circulated about more going on behind-the-scenes than Beyonce let on as Mathew and Tina Knowles headed for divorce.

Ties were after all not easy to sever with Mathew Knowles having producer credits on many of his daughter’s projects and serving as the founder of Music World Entertainment, a label that, through Columbia Records, has released albums by Beyoncé, sister Solange Knowles, Sunshine Anderson, and former Destiny’s Child members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.

Beyonce sat down with Oprah Winfrey for Oprah's Next Chapter, revealing how she's mended the relationship with her father

Beyonce sat down with Oprah Winfrey for Oprah’s Next Chapter, revealing how she’s mended the relationship with her father

Beyoncé has only spoken briefly in the past about the pair’s relationship.

“It took a while for me and my dad to have an understanding,” she once said.

“When I turned 18 and started handling my business more, he went into shock. And we had our issues. I’d say <<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]. We would fight sometimes, and it took about two years, to when I was 20, for him to realize, <<Oh, she is an adult now, and if she doesn’t wanna do something, I can’t make her do it>>.”


Beyonce and Oprah Winfrey will also apparently touch on the miscarriage the singer kept private for years, her husband, Jay-Z, and their baby daughter, Blue Ivy Carter.

The couple married in 2008 but have been notoriously tight-lipped about their relationship.

Since the birth of their first child in January 2012, Beyonce has slowly opened up about her home life.

In a more light-hearted moment, Oprah Winfrey asks: “When you get to the point when you can say, on camera, <<I’m going to make love to my husband… How big is the Carter family going to expand to?”

Beyonce laughs.

“Lord, I’m gonna have me a time,” she says in another clip as the video cuts to the next question.

They also talked about Beyonce’s new HBO documentary, Life Is But A Dream.

The film, which Beyonce co-directed, is part of a return to performing after a year off since Blue Ivy was born.

The HBO film shows footage of a sonogram, Beyonce’s growing bump and grainy video of herself posing nude as she neared her due date.

She also opens up about the miscarriage kept secret from the public until Jay-Z referred to it in his song Glory, released after their daughter’s birth.

In the documentary, Beyonce touched on the topic briefly, saying: “It was the saddest thing I’ve ever been through.”

“My life is a journey. … I had to go through my miscarriage, I believe I had to go through owning my company and managing myself … ultimately your independence comes from knowing who you are and you being happy with yourself,” she said.

Beyonce has also announced a new album for this year.

The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour – Jay-Z’s real name is Shawn Carter – will kick off in April with more than 40 performances in Europe and North America.

Life is But a Dream airs on HBO on Saturday, the same day as Beyonce’s interview with Oprah Winfrey on the OWN cable channel.

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