Lemonade, Beyonce’s latest album has caused much speculation, twitter outrage, men-hating memes and increasing debates in general. The latest debate was over the lines of one of the song in which Bey implies her father hit her as a child.
Bey’s father has denied he has hit her. The 34-year-old singer hinted that her dad, Mathew Knowles, had struck her with his hand when she was younger, but he’s adamant the lyrics aren’t referring to him at all.
Before singing her track, Daddy Lessons, Bey reads a few lines written by Somali-British poet Warsan Shire: “Did he convince you that he was God? …Are you a slave to the back of his hand? Am I talking about your husband or your father?”
Just like British singer Rita Ora responded to claims that she was ‘Becky’ – the woman with whom Bey’s husband Jay Z had a fling with – Matthew responded to the speculation:
“I can say I have never in my life hit my daughter. So she has never been a slave to the back of my hand because I didn’t believe in that”.
The 64-year-old talent manager – who managed Beyonce since Destiny’s Child up until they split professionally in 2011 – also remained tight-lipped on speculation her new visual album is based on her rumoured relationship problems with husband Jay Z.
Whilst on Mark Thompson’s Sirius XM show, Make It Plain, earlier this week, Matthew said: “There’s no way we can get into the mind of Beyonce. Only Beyonce can answer specifically who she was talking to. …I would rather not get into speculation. My answer is I don’t know”.
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