It’s gotta be cold out there in space when you’re rocketed off of Planet Beyonce. Ask her pops. Matthew Knowles used to run the Destiny’s Child/Beyonce show. Now he’s finding out his daughter is pregnant with twins like the rest of a stunned universe did – when a truly “WTF?” photoshoot of a pregnant Beyonce went up online.
Matthew told The Insider that he was “shocked” when he discovered that there’s twin messiahs on the way.
“I was shocked,” he says. “I got a first text, and I was like, ‘Why is this person saying congratulations?’ Then I get a second text from one of my students at Texas Southern, and I was like, ‘What are you talking about?’ He was like, ‘Go to the web.’ I didn’t know myself.”
Matthew is a visiting professor at Texas Southern University. He believes that Beyonce’s ‘Day of the Dead homage at the Sears Portrait Studio‘ pregnancy bulletin was a calculated business move. Ya think?
But the 65-year-old approves of his daughter’s strategic approach, revealing her pregnancy on her own terms.
“It was smart,” he notes. “As a business decision, I think it was strategy. I think there’s more to come.”
Ugh, does he mean more pretentious yet cheap-looking pics? Or are we talking the placenta stage? Thank you, but no thank you, on any snaps of two heads poking out of Queen B.
Fader reports that Beyonce axed daddy as her manager in March of 2011, and it was revealed that Matthew and Beyonce’s mom Tina Knowles finalized their divorce at the end of that year. This was reportedly due to him busting babies into wombs that weren’t his wife’s. Beyonce and daddy are still in contact, though. They talk on the phone!
“She sounded a little tired ’cause she’s been working on the GRAMMY performance,” he says. “We just had a wonderful daughter-dad conversation.”
Now Knowles, who is already a grandfather to Beyoncé’s 5-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, and Solange’s 12-year-old son, Daniel, tells The Insider he couldn’t be more pleased with his growing family.
“I’m extremely, extremely proud and happy,” he says.
I think this is what he really meant: “Ok, I’ll level with you, it was her assistant who was the one who was tired at the Grammys rehearsal. I usually only get to talk to B herself on holidays. And when I do, she always pretends like she doesn’t know who I am at first. And then she asks about her half-siblings in a mocking tone. And then she asks me how the Beyhive has been treating me. When I tell her that there’s a ‘Fuck Matthew Knowles’ emoji and I’m pretty sure the chick at Starbucks is in the hive because she keeps writing “TRAITOR” on my cup, well, then she cackles like a witch and hangs up. But I’m still proud of her.”