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The news of Beyonce’s split from her manager/father Mathew Knowles has been lightening up the blogs all week. The allegations—that Knowles stole money from his superstar daughter–has added an extra twist to what was supposedly just a innocent parting of the ways.

Recently, Mathew Knowles filed a lawsuit alleging Beyonce’s team—which consists of Live Nation and her husband’s company Roc Nation—convinced Bey to dump her father on the basis of false allegations.

Knowles asserts:

“We absolutely have not taken any money from Beyonce, and all dollars will be accounted for,” he told The Associated Press. “In no way have we stole money. Again, this about the people who have made these claims — they have to come into the light.”

Watching this drama unfold made me think of how sometimes our parents and the ones we love don’t always mix.

Although our lives may not be as dramatic or high-profile as Beyonce and her father’s, some may be able to relate to dealing with drama between your parents and your boo.

So Clutchettes and Gents…when it comes to matters of the heart, who wins? Your man or your family?

Let’s talk about it! 

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  • I don’t see this as a husband v. father issue. The only connection made above is that Jay-Z is involved with a company that’s also part of Bey’s current “team.” It’s possible I’m missing something — and if that’s so, I’m wondering why it wasn’t explained above — but this is a stretch. The QOTD is pretty provocative, but lacks sufficient basis.

    That being said, husband v. father is different depending on your ideas about marriage and your relationship with your family. Maybe your husband has been more supportive than your father (mother, aunt, etc) ever was. If you hold a truly traditional view of marriage, you probably believe that your husband becomes your primary family. Of course it can all turn around and go the other way. But when business gets into the mix, family can’t be the highest priority in the boardroom. If Papa Knowles is making bad decisions that affect Bey’s career in a negative way, he’s gotta step down from that role. Period.

  • When it all comes down to it, loyalty lies with those who show loyalty to me. The word family does not exempt anyone from wrongdoing. Who would I choose? My father or my man? Whoever chose me and had my best interest at heart.