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Matthew Knowles, the father of 32-year-old entertainer Beyonce Knowles, is reportedly looking to take legal action against one publication that alleged he had issues with his son-in-law Jay-Z.
Knowles, Beyonce's former manager, was recently featured in British publication The Sun. However, the Knowles patriarch is speaking out against comments that he says were inaccurate concerning his relationship with granddaughter Blue Ivy and son-in-law Jay-Z.
"I always did my best for Beyonce' … fans can decide if she's better off with Jay-Z now," one quote from Knowles featured in The Sun rea..
He recently revealed that the article about him was filled with inaccuracies though.
"The British Sun article is a prime example of libel and slander and irresponsible journalism, filled with lies, inaccuracies and misquotes," Knowles representatives told AllHipHop.com "Many of the statements were completely untrue, without any substance whatsoever and were defaming, with malicious intent to attack Mathew Knowles and his family."
Knowles' representatives went on to specifically identify some of the inaccuracies featured in the article.
"Specifically, Mr. Knowles did not mention Jay-Z's name in the interview at any point. He did Not state that any 'bitter rift' exists between him and his daughter, Beyoncé or that he has been pushed or cut out of her life," Knowles representative told AllHipHop.com "He also never stated that he has Not met his granddaughter Blue Ivy. When in fact, it has been well documented that he has met his granddaughter, a fact that was made clear on Beyoncé's HBO documentary, seen around the world with him holding his granddaughter."
Knowles' team made it clear that if The Sun did not retract the article and their statements, legal action might be taken against the publication.
"The publication of these fictitious statements have caused damage to Mr. Knowles' personal and professional reputation as well as hurt his family," Knowles' representatives said in the statement obtained by AllHipHop.com. "This kind of irresponsible, malicious and misuse of journalism cannot be tolerated and we are requesting an immediate retraction by the British Sun or full legal action will proceed."