EXCLUSIVE: What Beyonce Feud? Mathew Knowles Denies Reported Beef With Daughter

by Desiree Murphy 11:26 AM PST, December 19, 2015
Playing EXCLUSIVE: What Beyonce Feud? Mathew Knowles Denies Reported Beef With Daughter

Looks like Beyoncé and her father, Mathew Knowles, aren't fighting over any "bills, bills, bills" after all.

On Friday, In Touch Weekly reported that the 34-year-old singer was planning to take Knowles -- her father and former manager -- to court over ownership of the Destiny's Child brand, but Knowles' rep tells ET exclusively that the allegations are "categorically untrue."

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"These dangerous rumors defame my family name," Knowles said in the statement to ET on Saturday. "They have no validity and hold no merit."

"There are many other important topics needing America's attention," he added. "No one needs more unnecessary negativity. Media like this needs to get on higher ground. I, for one, am focusing on lectures and seminars that help people achieve something positive and achieve better lives."

The original allegations claimed that Beyoncé felt like her dad had "stole the group and the [trademark] on Destiny's Child," which also included members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams. The site also claimed that Knowles, 63, won't let the trio perform under the name unless he gets paid. According to Billboard, Knowles still owns the rights to the girl group's name and music.

The lectures Knowles -- who is the founder, president and CEO of Music World Entertainment -- referred to in his statement are seminars called The Entertainment Industry: How Do I Get In? The boot camps are geared towards "aspiring and currently working musicians, dancers, singers, actors, directors, producers, agents and stage parents" and focus on the creative and business aspects of the entertainment world from industry experts. His rep tells ET that in addition to these continued seminars, he has plans to work with a new female rap group, Blushhh, in 2016.

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