Beyonce reveals why she fired her dad Mathew Knowles as manager

Last Updated: Fri, Feb 15, 2013 12:00 hrs

Beyonce Knowles has opened up about severing ties with her father and former manager, Mathew Knowles, in a candid new interview with Oprah Winfrey.

The 31-year-old singer sat down with the television mogul for Oprah's Next Chapter, revealing how she's mended their relationship.

A 30-second clip of the interview released by Winfrey's OWN network shows the women smiling as they sit down and appear to share an "Aha!" moment.

The energy becomes more serious as the television host questions her once fractious relationship with her father.

"Talk some about letting your father go as your manager," Winfrey asks, the clip cutting to Beyonce nodding as she contemplates a question.

Mathew quit his job as a medical equipment salesman to manage the singer's early group, Girl's Tyme, which eventually morphed into Destiny's Child in 1990.

Twenty-one years later, in 2011, she ended their professional relationship, while relaying that their personal relationship remained full "of love."

Rumours circulated about more going on behind-the-scenes than Beyonce let on as Mathew and Tina headed for divorce.

Ties were after all not easy to sever with Mathew having producer credits on many of his daughter's projects and serving as the founder of Music World Entertainment, a label that, through Columbia Records, has released albums by Beyonce, sister Solange Knowles, Sunshine Anderson, and former Destiny's Child members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.

Beyonce has only spoken briefly in the past about the pair's relationship.

"It took a while for me and my dad to have an understanding," she once said.

The women will also apparently touch on the miscarriage Beyonce kept private for years, her husband, Jay-Z, and their baby daughter, Blue Ivy.

She opens up about the miscarriage kept secret from the public until Jay-Z referred to it in his song Glory, released after their daughter's birth. (ANI)

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