I Didn’t Intervene: Mathew Knowles On The Elevator Incident And Beyoncé’s Marital Troubles
It’s really hard to get a good grasp of what Mathew Knowles does and doesn’t know when it comes to the lives of his most popular children. Still, he usually makes for a great interview. He’s bound to say something or give us some type of quotable that leaves the people talking.
A couple of weeks ago, he took on the issue of colorism– from a personal angle. He shared his own self-hating thoughts about darker skinned women, passed down to him from his mother. He shared that he was initially interested in dating his ex-wife Tina Knowles because he thought she was a White woman.
He said all of this in promotion of his new book, Racism: From the Eyes of a Child.
Today, in another interview for the book, Knowles appeared on “Good Morning Britain.”
The host, Kate Garraway asked Knowles what he made of his eldest daughter’s relationship troubles in the past few years.
You may remember that when we got the first glimpse that things were rocky in Beyoncé’s marriage, Knowles appeared on “The Breakfast Club,” to assure fans that it was all some type of publicity stunt, a way for Jay Z and Beyoncé to drum up support for their On The Run tour.
Today, he had a different song to sing.
“I feel very, very calm about this and comfortable. Both Solange and Beyoncé were given the tools that they need to be successful. Are they going to make mistakes? Absolutely. But mistakes are an opportunity to grow.”
When asked what he made of Beyoncé’s now-public relationship struggles, Knowles said he’s learned not to intervene.
“It’s always hard for a parent to let go. I felt the same way when I was growing up, I didn’t want to be up under my parents’ nest as I got older. That’s only natural. I think all of us have experienced that with our parents so I understand that.”
Bringing it back around to his book, Knowles said that he has other concerns for his daughters.
“I’m more concerned about what’s going to happen to them when we look at racism and colorism around the world – that’s my concern.”
You can watch part of the interview in the video below.