Beyonce’s dad Matthew Knowles’ bizarre career change as he swaps music for marijuana
Beyonce’s father Matthew Knowles has made a baffling change in career by moving in to the cannabis business
Beyonce’s dad Matthew Knowles has revealed his bizarre new career move as he switches one kind of greatest hits for another.
former manager of superstar has partnered with Bangi Inc which buys and rents real estate for weed farms.
He recently told the New York Post Page Six, that despite smoking the drug for “medicinal reasons”, the company doesn’t actually handle the marijuana itself, just leases the land to the growers.
“I’m a marketing guy,” he explained.
I like to think outside the box. I like to be on the beginning of a trend and not at the end of it. We are buying land. We’ll lease it back to the growers, the dispensaries, the extraction companies.”
He seems to be following in the footsteps of his son in-law, Jay Z, who has joined cannabis company Caliva as chief brand strategist.
“We want to create something amazing, have fun in the process, do good and bring people along the way,” Jay Z said in a statement about his latest venture.
When Knowles was asked if the pair might work together, he responded: “It’s way to early to be having that conversation.”
Knowles used to manage his daughter Beyonce and her former group Destiny’s Child until she fired him in 2011 after a string of legal issues between the two.
Beyonce has always maintained that she has a good relationship with her father and that it has improved since they stopped working together.
She told host Oprah Winfrey in a 2013 interview that although separating from her father was “difficult,” they both “knew it was time”.
In October 2015, Knowles released his first book, The DNA Of Achievers: 10 Traits of Highly Successful Professionals.