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In her upcoming interview on Oprah's Next Chapter Beyonce goes into detail on why she parted ways with father and longtime manager Mathew Knowles...
Beyonce tells Oprah,
"It took a while for me and my dad to have an understanding."
"When I turned 18 and started handling my business more, he went into shock. And we had our issues. I’d say “No” to something, and he’d book it anyway."
"Then I’d have to do it because I’d look bad [if I didn't]. We would fight sometimes, and it took about two years, to when I was 20, for him to realise, “Oh, she is an adult now, and if she doesn’t wanna do something, I can’t make her do it.”
"I think one of the biggest reasons I decided it was time for me to manage myself because at some point you need your support system and you need your family."
"When you’re trying to have an everyday conversation with your family you have to talk about scheduling and you have to talk about your album and performing and touring. It’s just too stressful and it really affects your relationship....I wanted my dad."
"It was hard. I had to sacrifice my relationship with my dad. It was stressful, sad, difficult time, but I had to let go."
"I didn't get my dad back, but I had to let go."
Oprah's Next Chapter interview with Beyonce airs February 16th on OWN.