Matthew Knowles is Trying to Get Smurfed


When it comes to that little soundbyte Aretha Franklin gave regarding Beyonce introducing Tina Turner as "The Queen" at the Grammys, I largely stayed out of it. Mainly because Aretha Franklin looks like she likes to throw shoes and I'm not going out like that. But Matthew Knowles doesn't disappoint, delivering this missive just in time for a late-morning posting!

"As a manager I am not taking something this ridiculous to Beyonce. Beyonce referred to Tina Turner as a 'queen'. Not queen of gospel, queen of soul, queen of blues, Queen of England. I consider my wife a queen and sometimes call her that. Does Aretha have a problem with that?"

YES. Yes, Aretha has a problem with that! Haven't you been paying attention, Matthew?

[H/T: Stereohyped]

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5 Responses

  1. I'm glad Matthew got in that ass. I'm not a big Beyonce fan at all - she's aight - but Aretha is WAY off base. I love Re-Re, but she has a LONG history of beefing with R&B chics. Natalie Cole, Mavis Staples, Roberta Flack ... the list goes on and on. Her ego was bruised over nothing. I don't understand why some folks have to keep stuff going. People refer to artists as queens all the time - Madonna, Janet, Gladys, Tina - basically any chic with a loyal following has been called that at some point. Come on now. I think almost everybody was left scratching their heads over this one.

  2. Matthew done f*cked up now. You don't mess with The Queen of Soul.

  3. I've always heard that Matthew is a shady character (but who isn't in the music biz), but he took the words right out of my mouth with that one. Aretha really could have just let it go without giving an actual sound bite to the press, but now that she decided to bring it, you know Be's daddy ain't having none of that.
    Good for him!

  4. What she NEEDS to be upset about is whomever told her wearing those curtains was going to be cute. Looking like a someone tried to gift wrap a Bear, but then said F*gg it.
    Only queen she has been concerned with lately has been Dairy Queen, so Im gonna give props to Poppa Knowles for serving her an extra tasty plate of Sitcho Azz DOwn.

  5. lol @ Matthew actually addressing Aretha's comment...gotta love our celebrities!