by (@hallekiefer)

Beyonce’s Dad Denies Embezzling While Her Manager

When your daughter is literally queen of pop music and more internationally recognizable than the President, why, oh why would have to steal from her? According to TMZ, Beyonce’s father denies embezzling money from his daughter while her manager, filing legal documents to that affect following allegations from tour company Live Nation Entertainment. Mathew Knowles asserts that the company informed Beyonce that her father “had stolen money from Beyonce on her most recent tour or otherwise taken funds that [he] was not entitled to,” which lead to her letting him go. Papa Knowles is claiming that the allegations are false, despite the fact that Beyonce herself ordered the audit which revealed her dad’s shady dealings. As if Bey couldn’t have snapped her fingers and made diamonds rain down on him if she so chose. We’re 90% sure she can; she’s just really down-to-earth so she hates to show off.

Beyonce fired her dad as manager in March, explaining at the time, “He is my father for life and I love my dad dearly,” but declining to elaborate further. Knowles is currently seeking to depose several Live Nation employees to discover how they know he was taking funds. So…not exactly the best way to deny it, right? Couldn’t he have just gone through Beyonce’s purse instead? What’s a few (dozen) rolls of hundos between family members?