Mathew Knowles In The Way Of Destiny’s Child Reunion Tour
DC3’s performance during the Stellar Awards not only got fans nostalgic for the good old Destiny’s Child days, but the group members themselves. Not only are they eager to tour together again, but they’re even interested in doing a 10-year-anniversary album full of brand new tracks for their legion of fans.
However…they’re all so fed up with Mathew Knowles that none of them want to give him a dime of money from the deal — a major complication since his name is irrevocably tied to the group. Via MailOnline:
“Although Destiny’s Child is made up of the three ladies, Beyoncé’s father and former manager Mathew Knowles owns one-fourth of the group as well. Anytime they do anything under the name Destiny’s Child, he has involvement in it and money from it,” a source close to the group reveals to Daily Mail Online.
None of the members of Destiny’s Child want any involvement with Mathew, who once managed each of their individual careers as well as the group.
Kelly was first to fire him in 2009, Michelle followed in 2010 and Beyoncé finally nixed all dealings with her dad after accusations of stealing money from her in 2011.
“That it was claimed Mathew stole money from Beyoncé and then he sued to prove that he didn’t was bad enough. But all of the extramarital affairs and children outside the marriage just made it so that Beyoncé doesn’t have anything to do with her dad at all,” the source explained.
The trio’s unwillingness to deal with Mathew is why they keep putting off a Destiny’s Child reunion album and tour.
Their 2005 Destiny Fulfilled tour grossed approximately $70.8 million in the U.S. alone and according to Billboard it was the highest-grossing tour for either a pop or R&B band since TLC’s FanMail Tour.
Beyoncé, Kelly and Michelle wanted to record a 10-year follow-up CD and launch a tour. They know both the album and tour could a huge seller and break tour records.
“The problem is they can’t figure out how to nix Mathew from the deal. They all want more than anything to give the fans one last run of the group, especially since they all have their own individual success, but don’t want to deal with Mathew,” the source explained.
It’s unlikely that Mathew would allow the women to cut any deals without him.
Yeah, we guess not — not with all those fresh mouths to feed and his well-documented money troubles. However, we seriously doubt that Bey & the crew are going to let Mathew stand in between them and the money.