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Beyoncé's Parents Kept Destiny's Child Away From R. Kelly

There were repeated requests by him and his label to work with the teenage girls. Matthew Knowles, said of the girls: "They did not leave our eyes."


Beyoncé's father, Matthew Knowles said Destiny's Child stayed away from R. Kelly because they had heard of his reputation back in the late '90s.

"The girls were 15, 16," he said. "When they went to the bathroom, Tina would go with them. They did not leave our eyes."

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Colorism Contributed to Beyoncé's Success, Says Her Father

Mathew Knowles also admitted he dated his former wife, Tina, because he thought she was white.


Mathew Knowles, father of music industry superstars Beyoncé and Solange, believes his daughters' light skin complexions have contributed to their success.

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