Mathew Knowles is doing well… and he doesn’t care what you think!
If his previous interviews are anything to go by, we know Mathew Knowles isn’t one to hold back…unless of course you’re talking about his personal life. Promoting his new book ‘The DNA Of Achievers’, he sat down with The Breakfast Club’s Angela Yee, DJ Envy and Charlamagne Tha God and shared some interesting facts.


On the lead singer of Destiny’s Childs Label Competition –


“We signed to Daryl Simmons, who was partners with L.A. Reid and Babyface. These guys had this competitiveness, L.A. he had a girls group,” Knowles said. “Bet you don’t know who his lead singer was. P!nk, she’s the exact same age as Beyoncé. There used to be this battle, which group was better. Usher, he was the same age. They were all 14 or 15 years old.”


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This sparked up an online debate about Beyonce lying about her real age, as P!nk is in fact 36 years old, while Beyonce is 34. To be honest, it’s just a couple of years, so we don’t think B will be addressing this any time soon…


On his relationship with Destiny’s Child –


“I’m still the manager of Destiny’s Child and I own the trademark. I’m a co-writer for Survivor and other songs, so I get publishing”


On the $200 charge to sign up for a Beyonce Bootcamp –


“No someone came up with the name Beyonce Boot Camp, which is not what it is. I give seminars on the entertainment industry. There’s a whole review of my seminar on I’ve taught at Texas Southern University for 8 years. I’m an educator. When you come to my class, you don’t come to my class for free. You pay $1,500 to take my class. I have to put Beyonce in the title so that I can get search engine optimisation. So I can get numbers so that I can sell advertising.”


On the 2014 elevator gate –


“I thought it was a great jedi-mind trick.”


This is the second time Mathew has alluded to that night in the elevator being a set up. After all, Solange Knowles‘ record sales went up by 230%!


Check out the full interview below where Knowles also talks about once managing Nas, not being broke and the future of Destiny’s Child. We have to give it to Charlamagne in this interview.. He used his usual forward interviewing techniques but Mr Knowles is a tough guy to crack!



Will you be buying his book?