Beyoncé’s father has suggested that his daughter and her husband Jay Z deliberately circulated divorce rumours to boost ticket sales for their On The Run tour according to the Dailymail.
Mathew Knowles was said to have made the claim while appearing on The Roula And Ryan Show on Houston radio station 104.1 KRBE earlier this week.
While Beyoncé and Jay Z have only put on a united front in recent months, they have continually been hit by allegations that they will be announcing their decision to end their marriage imminently.
Mr. Knowles claimed these things are hyped ‘sometimes to ignite that tour.’ He explained: ‘It’s called a Jedi mind trick. The Jedi mind trick fools you a lot of times.’
According to Radar Online, he added: ‘I know, because we’ve done this. From experience, there’s a tour going on.’
Shocked by what Mathew Knowles was implying, hosts Roula Christie and Ryan Chase were quick to ask if his youngest daughter Solange and son-in-law Jay Z ‘knew’ their infamous elevator fight in May was being recorded and if ‘they wanted to get it out there.’
While trying not to reveal much, Mathew said: ‘All I know is the Jedi mind trick. Everyone’s talking about it. Ticket sales went up. Solange’s album sales went up 200%!’
The 63-year-old music executive then went on to hint that a Destiny’s Child reunion tour could be coming very soon.
‘Folks don’t know it, but I am still the manager of Destiny’s Child,’ he said. ‘When you see Destiny’s Child on TV and you see them doing songs together slowly, slowly – now they’ve done two, they were recently on TV – I don’t know, it might be another Destiny’s Child album coming.
‘There might be this tour that makes history, Destiny’s Child featuring Beyoncé, Kelly and Michelle. Can you imagine what that would be like?’
Keen to know more but aware Mathew wouldn’t be able to reveal too much, Roula and Ryan asked him to ‘cough twice if that is happening in the next year’, which he did right away.
He apparently is still very close to Beyonce and according to Radar said during the interview: ‘We still talk every Sunday. She’s still the humble, generous person that she’s always been.’