Beyonce Poses With 'Proud Dad' Mathew Knowles at Houston Concert After Controversial 'Lemonade' Lyrics
By Rachel McRady
No “Daddy Issues” here! Though Beyonce’s new visual album, Lemonade, seemingly calls out her father, Mathew Knowles, for his alleged infidelity and more, it looks like the two have no bad blood between them. On Wednesday night, Bey’s mom, Tina Knowles, who split from Mathew in 2011, posted a photo of the father-daughter duo from the singer’s May 7 Houston, Texas concert.
“Houston Concert proud dad!!!!” Tina captioned the shot. She also shared a photo of Mathew with his youngest daughter, Solange Knowles, and her son Julez, writing, “Proud daddy and grandpa Houston.”
Beyonce and Solange grew up in Houston and the GRAMMY winner often references the city in her music. Mathew previously served as Beyonce’s manager and the manager of Destiny’s Child before that. In 2011, Beyonce dropped her father professionally.
Throwback footage of Mathew and Beyonce is featured in her new country-inspired song “Daddy Lessons.” In the visual album, Beyonce recites the poem, "Did he convince you that he was god? Are you a slave to the back of his hand?"
“I can say I have never in my life hit my daughter," he said. "So, she has never been a slave to the back of my hand because I didn't believe in that."
He also refused to confirm that Beyonce’s lyrics were a direct reference to his troubled relationship with Tina.
“There's no way we can get into the mind of Beyoncé," he said at the time. "Only Beyoncé can answer specifically who she was talking to...I would rather not get into speculation. My answer is I don't know."