Did he or didn’t he? As the world continues to speculate whether or not — and with who — Jay Z may have cheated on Beyonce, her father, Mathew Knowles, refuses to address the controversy in a new interview.
Beyonce, 34, must have her family on serious lockdown after all of the Lemonade controversy that has taken over the internet. When Mathew Knowles, 64, called into a radio station for an interview about the visual album that has everyone talking, he quickly shut down any and all questions about who Lemonade is actually about.
“There’s no way that we can get into the mind of Beyoncé. Only Beyoncé can answer who she specifically is talking to,” Mathew told Make It Plain on SiriusXM on Tuesday, April 26, via Entertainment Weekly. He is, of course, referring to the subject of Beyonce’s Lemonade, which everyone has assumed is her husband, Jay Z, and his alleged mistress, Rachel Roy. Unfortunately, Mathew refused to name any names during the interview.
“I’d rather not get into speculation, so my answer is I don’t know,” Mathew explained, putting his foot down on whether or not he was going to spill the beans. Hey, as frustrating as it is to not have confirmation on who Lemonade is really about, at least Mathew is respecting his daughter’s privacy. Maybe even his son-in-law’s privacy, too. “I know the response you want to get. You’re not going to get that response,” he added.
When it comes to Beyonce’s brilliance, Mathew opened right up with plenty to say. “I can only speak of being a proud father. I think Beyoncé pushed the envelope of creativity on this HBO special,” he said. How sweet!
Interestingly enough, Mathew is referenced quite a few times throughout Lemonade as well. Most notably during the song “Daddy Lessons,” in which she sings about her father telling her that her man is “playing” her. There is also a scene in Lemonade when we cut to personal footage of Mathew and Beyonce sitting on a couch when she was just a little girl. They are talking about her grandparents, and it ends with them telling each other they love one another.
One final shot of Mathew shows him and his granddaughter, Blue Ivy Carter, horsing around in a hotel room in more private footage. To re-listen and watch Beyonce’s Lemonade, CLICK HERE.
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