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Mathew Knowles: I'm Proud of Beyoncé

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Mathew Knowles

On Saturday, Beyoncé opened up about splitting ways with her former manager and father Mathew Knowles in her documentary, Life Is But a Dream.

The pop icon explained that the decision to become her own manager wasn't about selling records, but about having her support system and family back. "I felt like I had to move on and not work with my dad," said Beyoncé. "I don't care if I don't sell one record. This is bigger than the record. It's bigger than my career. I think one of the biggest reasons I decided it was time for me to manage myself is because at some point you need your support system and you need your family."

Since their split, both sides have kept quiet. However, Knowles appeared on HLN's The Showbiz Countdown recently and shared that he's very proud of his daughter. "I'm proud to see her as a mother," said Knowles. "I know this was something very important to her and to see her hold Blue Ivy—that's something very special. I have a picture that no one else will ever get to see of her holding Blue Ivy. You can see the joy in her face."

The Music World executive dodged personal questions related to grandfathering Blue Ivy but shared he was very proud of his daughter's performance at President Obama's inauguration. "When I see her perform, I am so proud," said Knowles. "It reminds me of when she was a kid. I know all of her dreams have come true. It makes me so proud to see her—an incredible talent. I can tell that special thing when Beyoncé's really happy. It's a certain way she dances, it's a certain smile that she has. And I saw that. It brought tears to my eyes."

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