Singer Beyonce Knowles has called it quits with her long-time manager and father, Mathew Knowles, according to RadarOnline.
Mathew helped start his daughter's career as a teen in the all-girl superstar group, Destiny's Child, and oversaw her rise to international celebrity as a solo artist known simply as Beyonce. He even managed her successful movie and fashion careers.
Beyonce released a statement but did not give a reason for the split. "I've only parted ways with my father on a business level. He is my father for life and I love my dad dearly. I am grateful for everything he has taught me."
Mathew also released his own statement: "We did great things together, and I know that she will continue to conquer new territories in music and entertainment. Business is business and family is family. I love my daughter and am very proud of who she is and all that she has achieved. I look forward to her continued great success."
No word yet if Beyonce's superstar businessman husband, Jay-Z, will take over the reins of her career.