Mathew Knowles Speaks On "Lemonade"

Father Knows Best: Mathew Knowles Says THIS Is ‘Becky With The Good Hair’ In Beyoncé’s #Lemonade

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Father knows best riiiight?

Mathew Knowles Speaks On “Lemonade”

Beyoncé’s dad is a proud papa despite rumors that her #Lemonade visual album was largely inspired by his infidelity with her mother Tina.

Mathew Knowles recently chatted with E! News and finally revealed the identity of who Bey was calling out on “Lemonade”; “It’s YOU,” said Knowles.

“Let me tell you who she’s talking about, can I tell you who she’s talking about? She’s talking about you,” he told E! News exclusively. “You put that in context for you personally. She’s talking about you and everybody that is you, that’s who she’s talking about.”


He also added that while the songs might not be autobiographical, fans can relate to the music.

“I think that’s the beauty of her creativity and I think that’s what makes it so special, is that it relates to everyone,” he explained. “Every one of us have been disappointed before and have had to go through the grieving process of anger and, you know, disappointment and then acceptance and forgiveness. And I think that’s why this again is touching so many people, because it’s universal. Everybody can relate to it.”

What do YOU think about good ole Maty’s comments on “Lemonade”???He’s since responded to rumors directly that the tracks are about his infidelity and abuse allegations; hit the flip to see what he said.

ELLE reports:

Beyoncé’s father and former Destiny’s Child manager Mathew Knowles did an interview Monday with Mark Thompson for SiriusXM’s Make It Plain radio show, where he touched on speculation that his daughter was referring to him—and calling him out for infidelity and abuse—in Lemonade.

Thompson asked Knowles, who reportedly cheated on Beyoncé’s mother years ago, directly about Beyoncé’s spoken Lemonade dialogue.

Knowles said he didn’t know whether he was the subject of the lyrics.

“I don’t know, but I don’t think so. I can say I’ve never in my life hit my daughter…. There’s no way that we can get into the mind of Beyoncé,” he said. “Only Beyoncé can answer specifically who she was talking to…. I’d rather not get into speculation so my answer is, I don’t know. I don’t know who she was referring to throughout the whole series. I can only speak of being a proud father. I think Beyoncé pushed the envelope of creativity on this HBO special.”

He also refused to answer implications that his infidelity fueled Bey’s “magician–what are you hiding?” lyrics.

Then Thompson asked about Lemonade’s more explicit call out to him (“You remind me of my father, a magician. Able to exist in two places at once. In the tradition of men in my blood, you come home at 3 A.M. and lie to me. What are you hiding?”), and Knowles got more defensive. “I have no reaction, sir. I know the response you want to get. You’re not going to get that response. But we could sit here and talk all night….”

Guilty conscience or nah????

Listen to Maty’s response in full below.

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