Kelly Rowland Splits from Manager


Jan. 28 2009, Published 8:40 a.m. ET

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Destiny's Child member Kelly Rowland has parted ways with her long-time manager and Beyonce's dad, Matthew Knowles.

According to, Rowland fired Knowles, who still manages the careers of his daughters Beyonce and Solange.

In a statement released on Wednesday, Knowles said:

"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."

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Kelly also released a statement:

"Matthew 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. Altough we have decided to part ways professionally, the Knowles family and the entire Music World Entertainment team will always be my family."


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