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Kelly Rowland & Mathew Knowles Split

Kelly Rowland & Mathew Knowles Split

Kelly Rowland and her manager, Mathew Knowles, are going their separate ways.

Knowles says in a statement: “After a very positive meeting between Kelly Rowland and myself, we have amicably agreed to end our professional relationship. My company, Music World, will continue to manage Destiny’s Child as a group. As an artist Kelly has incredible talent and I only wish her the best. We will always be family first and foremost and as a dad I can only have love for Kelly.”

Kelly also released a statement, saying, “Mathew Knowles has been a positive influence in my career. I have had great success under his guidance–both as a member of Destiny’s Child and with my solo projects. Although we have decided to part ways professionally, the Knowles family and the entire Music World Entertainment team will always be my family.”

Knowles still manages the careers of his daughters, Beyonce and Solange.

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    is it true that black people are good singers?

  • mju8

    omg for a second i thought the headline meant they were dating and now splitting, that would’ve been gross

  • yes

    Good for her!

    She can keep the money she makes

  • http://GPost Team Lara Croft

    MEGAN FOX @ 01/28/2009 at 6:07 pm

    is it true that black people are good singers?

    Don’t know if you can scientifically prove it but the numbers stack up in support of it, here are some names:
    Mahalia Jackson
    Aretha Franklyn
    Smokey Robinson
    Nina Simone
    The Staple Singers
    Ruth Brown
    Etta James
    Patti Labelle
    Leontyne Price
    Luther Vandross
    Paul Robeson
    Whitney Houston
    Cissy Houston
    All Motown Folks
    All Stacks records folks
    Blues, Jazz singers, etc
    Black singers come from a tradition of black spiritual music and gospel that really puts emphasis on voice so maybe. But I think people can be taught how to song too. The thing is people like Billie Holiday, Aretha, Mahalia Jackson got no singing lessons. Just came from the gut.

    Your comment was kind of random though. What does that have to do with Kelly Rowland? Hmm….

  • maybe

    Maybe now she can have a career, good for her, good breakup.

  • alexander77

    #1 Huh?? I guess you are trying to be funny.

    Anyway, good for her. She was in a lose/lose situation with him as her manager. Of course he is going to have his own daughter’s best interest before hers. I’m surprised she hung in there that long.

  • lakers fan in boston

    yawn who cares
    i thought this chick was gone, we all no she is going no where

  • dd

    glade for her

  • Gary

    I also thought they were TOGETHER together. I actually thought they were married, not just dating. That would’ve meant Kelly was Beyonce’s MOM!!! LOL!


    don’t blame her – she should be getting a lot more deals, attention, ect – she’s really great.

  • lelu

    I think he ran what chances she had into the ground. I heard something a while ago that he kept pushing back the release of her most current cd. She should’ve been with a different manager for years now.

  • Alfredo

    Kelly Rowland is a half talented bitch

  • ana

    for a moment I thought they were a couple!


    I am going to put it like this Mathew Knowles has only promoting Beyounce because Solange never did well and Kelly never had a chance under his management. Just like when Kelly was suppose to be on the cover of essence for her new ablum and Beyounce wanted to be to it on the cover that month. And if she wasn’t on the cover she told them that she would never do the cover again. That’s F up

  • lady t

    what dummy asked if black people are good singers? what the heck does that have to do with tea in china? the article is about kelly moving on to a new career, not about a racist bastard trying to be funny!

  • Spookler

    Yol Crazy jelous freekz, kelly is very talented its jus dat miss B jus got all the credit cos she was leader of their group DC.Aniwae bigg up gal u finaly did it go oot there and reach your fame u deserve it

  • http://aol jussayin

    Kelly is a pretty good singer. but that’s not a requirement these days.
    ( see Solange) She doesn’t have the stage presence that B. has. That being said, ppl forget how much better an actress she is. Remember the D.L. Hugley show? I think she should concentrate on that. But yes she should have had another mangr. years ago. Like the other girls wanted when they kicked them out of Destiney’s child. Michelle needs to jump that train too if she hasn’t already. I’ll bet once she’s being handled by someone else she’ll find out just how many opportunities came her way and was either pushed aside or something in Beyonce’s favor had to be added. I like Beyonce for the most part, but it doesn’t take away from her to have the other ladies doing well. Hell, it’ll help when she needs to do a reunion tour. and she WILL need to. Everybody does at least once. Do ur thing Kelly. Good luck.

  • Steven

    mju8, I was thinking the same thing. LOL

  • Suppress your appetite

    she looks lovely

  • twiggy

    @Team Lara Croft:
    not all black people can sing, i know i can’t !! we all can’t dance, play sports or eat chicken or watermellon either….black people are a divers group, and can not be put into a box!!

  • twiggy

    @Team Lara Croft:
    not all black people can sing, i know i can’t !! we all can’t dance, play sports or eat chicken or watermellon either….black people are a divers group, and can not be put into a box!!