Beyoncé Fires Her Management Team Right Before Rumored Super Bowl Performance

Niki Cruz

Beyoncé has decided to fire her whole management team prior to her rumored Super Bowl performance. The singer, who is rumored to join Coldplay on stage during halftime on Sunday, decided to axe everyone, even her cousin, starting a new in 2016 and probably a different chapter in her music career.

According to Page Six, Beyoncé has parted ways with her general manager Lee Anne Callahan-Longo, who has been managing Beyoncé for five years. Prior to that her father Mathew Knowles was managing her, but was allegedly fired for selling memorabilia on his front yard for a price that didn't measure to what the items were worth. Although Knowles is very private about her personal life, the two are rumored to be on the outs.

As for the most recent firing, a source told Page Six the following.

"Beyoncé basically cleaned house, got rid of her whole team, which included her cousin, and hired a new team. She wants to surround herself with business people who could take her career to an even higher level."

Knowles rep said in a statement: "Lee Anne Callahan-Longo has worked with Beyoncé for the last 10 years. Their friendship supersedes business, and while she is no longer an employee of Parkwood, she will remain an imperative part of Beyoncé's life."

— Rap-Up (@RapUp) February 4, 2016

"We've got some exclusive news! Beyoncé is set to perform a new song called 'Formation' at the Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show. Her bit with Bruno Mars will also be really fun. Get ready!!! [sic]."

— THE BEYHIVÉ (@TheBeyHiveTeam) February 1, 2016

The fact that this is all in secret isn't a new trick for Beyoncé. The artist made history by dropping her full length album, Beyoncé, without any press leading up to the album. The record wound up being a massive success, and many artists have followed in suit in dropping an album by surprise.

It's suspected that Beyoncé is choosing to drop material now since Adele has dominated the charts for weeks. Some believe Beyoncé didn't drop at the same time out of respect for the singer.

What do you think of Beyoncé's latest move in her career? Do you think dropping her general manager was a strategic move ahead of new music?

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