News: Kelly Rowland Parts Ways W/ Beyonce's Father, Debunks "Fired" Rumors

Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 8:55AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Destiny's Child member Kelly Rowland has ended her business relationship with mananger Matthew Knowles.


The announcment was made Wednesday (January 28).

Rowland says she will always be a part of Beyonce's family, but she no longer will be managed by the superstar's father. Rowland and Matthew Knowles announced that he is bowing out as her manager. (Associated Press)

Knowles' relationship with Rowland began prior to her stardom.

The partnership went beyond mere manager and act--Rowland moved in with the Knowles family prior to Destiny's Child's formation and was raised by Matthew and Tina Knowles. Rowland and Matthew Knowles say that they will always be family regardless of the professional split. The 27-year-old has yet to announce who will take over managing duties. (E! News)

Earlier reports claim a fight between the two caused the departure.

A highly placed source in Kelly Rowland's camp exclusively tells Bossip she fired manager Mathew Knowles yesterday. The well positioned source tells Bossip a big argument went down and at the end, Kelly kicked her "Dad" to the curb. The source goes on to say this is sure to put a strain on Kelly and Beyonce's relationship. (Bossip)

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