I Stopped Them From Working With Him – Beyonce’s Dad Weighs In On #Survingrkelly

With just how much the #survivingrkelly docuseries has continued to trend, more celebrities have continued to speak up against the singer with the latest being Matthew Knowles, Beyonce’s dad and former manager of Destiny’s Child. According to Matthew, he stopped Destiny’s Child from collaborating with R. Kelly after hearing Kelly’s reputation. there has been rumors since the 90s that R. Kelly is a child molester. Matthew revealed how he protected the Destiny’s Child group which was made up of his daughter Beyonce, Kelly Rowland, LaTavia Roberson, and LeToya Luckett – from R. Kelly in the 90s. Speaking to Metro UK, he said;I was there, and my former wife Tina was there. The thing with R Kelly was, he liked to record late at night, around midnight. And what was different with his studio was that one room had a recording suite, and next door was a club, with 40 or 50 people dancing.R Kelly was managed by Sony, by someone I won’t name, and at that time, they would almost force you to record with [their] artists.And R Kelly wasn’t cheap – it was $75,000, plus travel costs, so we’re talking $100,000 for a song.I personally rejected the song, because I didn’t think it was a good song. Not just because of [his] reputation – this was around 1998, we had just begun to hear some of those things. Matthew Knowles added:The girls were 15, 16. When they went to the bathroom, Tina would go with them. They did not leave our eyes.A source who spoke with Metro.co.uk said; ”Record labels would ask R Kelly to write songs for emerging artists as a way to help them break into the industry and he made several requests for Destiny’s Child. Mathew and Tina rejected all of them because they didn’t want him anywhere near the band which is why they are one of the few acts to debut in the 90s without an R Kelly song in its official discography.” Beyonce has never worked with R Kelly in her solo career either. A source said she has “always turned him down”.The source added:Back in 2008 he released a remix of her single ‘If I Were a Boy’. The plan was to have it become an official remix as they are both signed to the label but Beyonce didn’t give it the all clear so it never happened.  Photo Credit: Getty

 

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