Beyoncé owes her career to her father, Matthew Knowles, who managed her rise to the top in the early 2000s. Some considered him an overbearing showbiz father as he was nicknamed “Daddy Knowles” on several occasions. She eventually fired him when he was no longer helping her career.
According to Gossip Cop, the print edition of the National Enquirer revealed that Beyoncé was rehiring her father.
“The allegation comes from the National Enquirer, which claims, Mega-mogul Jay Z’s sensing a mega-chill in his marriage after Beyoncé suddenly shocked him — and the entire family — by hinting that she’s re-hiring estranged dad Mathew Knowles to manage her empire again.”
The National Enquirer goes on to say that an alleged Beyoncé spy believed something was up when Bey recently fired her entire management team, and Jay-Z is infuriated by the news that “Daddy Knowles” is back again. It is believed that Jay-Z was the one who told Beyoncé to fire her dad in the first place.
However, despite the rumor that Matthew Knowles has been rehired, Gossip Cop says it’s simply not true.
“We’re assured by an impeccable insider close to Beyoncé and Jay Z that she is NOT hiring her dad to be her manager again. Our contact even sniped, ‘Look who the source is,'” claims the site that the gossip rags hate. However, Beyoncé probably isn’t too worried about the rumor as she may have to worry about having no police protection when she plays Miami.
CBS Miami has the news.
“Members of the Miami Fraternal Order of Police are calling for all law enforcement officers to boycott Beyoncé’s concert in Miami later this year. Thursday morning, the president of the group – Javier Ortiz – mailed out a letter saying the group had voted to have all law enforcement officers boycott Beyoncé’s concert at Miami Marlins Stadium on April 27th.”
The police officers are still upset about Beyoncé’s performance at the Super Bowl, which included what many believe was an anti-police message. They also didn’t like the fact that Beyoncé’s performance promoted the Black Panthers, a group who sometimes used violence in promoting their message in the late 1960s and 1970s. According to the New York Post, former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani blasted Beyoncé the day after the Super Bowl.
“I thought that she used it as a platform to attack police officers, who are the people who protect her and protect us and keep us alive. And what we should be doing, in the African-American community and in all communities, is build up respect for police officers and focus on the fact that when something does go wrong, OK, we’ll work on that,” Giuliani angrily said.
There are some people on Twitter who are still angered by the Beyoncé performance.
@Beyonce you don't deserve police escort. The way you treat cops is disrespectful. Walk to the stage by your self and see what cops endure
— Nick Zago (@ZagoNick) February 18, 2016
— PHicks (@Texasgal841) February 19, 2016
However, Beyoncé still has a lot of support from her fans.
@sullayera I agree ,which is why some white people think Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar are racist. Intentions get misunderstood.
— professor of nothing (@Bueno_Tav) February 17, 2016
All of the protests and demands for a boycott of Beyoncé’s current tour are not affecting her ticket sales in the least. Seats for her shows are selling so quickly that additional dates are being added to the Formation World Tour.
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