Have you had enough Lemonade yet? NEVER!
Queen Bey’s dad Mathew Knowles has now officially responded to the accusations posed in the HBO special — with really no response at all.
In an awkward interview with Mark Thompson on SiriusXM’s Make It Plain, the 64-year-old calls in from his classroom at Texas Southern University where he’s teaching a class about the music industry.
When asked by Thompson if the lyrics in Lemonade are in reference to his behavior with his family, Knowles quickly says he is “so proud” of his oldest daughter, but tip toes around nearly everything else.
When asked specifically about the poem where Bey is heard saying:
“Mother dearest, let me inherit the earth. Teach me how to make him beg. Let me make up for the years he made you wait. Did he bend your reflection? Did he make you forget your own name? Did he convince you he was a god? Did you get on your knees daily? Did his eyes close like doors? Are you a slave to the back of his head? Am I talking about your husband, or you father?”
Mathew simply responds:
“There’s no way that we can get into the mind of Beyonc├â┬⌐. Only Beyonc├â┬⌐ can answer who she specifically is talking to. I’d rather not get into speculation, so my answer is I don’t know. I can only speak of being a proud father. I think Beyonce pushed the envelope of creativity on this HBO special.”
And as far as the Texas native’s introduction to the film:
“You remind me of my father, A magician. Able to exist in two places at once. In the tradition of men in my blood, you come home at 3 am and lie to me. What are you hiding?”
The professor refused to answer:
“I know the response you want to get. You’re not going to get that response.”
One thing he will speak on? Bey’s success:
“I am so proud of Beyonc├â┬⌐, because that means the body of work that she did has made that type of impact on the market place. Everybody’s talking about it, everybody’s tweeting about it.”
Hmm. What’s interesting here is that Mr. Knowles supposedly ASKED for this interview, but really didn’t offer up any information.
To us, it kind of seemed like an attempt to show off in front of his students.
You can decide for yourself and listen to the full interview (below)!
What do U think of Mathew’s response?? Let us know in the comments!
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