London - Beyonce Knowles has opened up about severing ties with her father and former manager, Mathew Knowles, in a candid new interview with Oprah Winfrey.
The 31-year-old singer sat down with the television mogul for Oprahâ€™s Next Chapter, revealing how sheâ€™s mended their relationship.
A 30-second clip of the interview released by Winfreyâ€™s OWN network shows the women smiling as they sit down and appear to share an â€śAha!â€ť moment.
The energy becomes more serious as the television host questions her once fractious relationship with her father.
â€śTalk some about letting your father go as your manager,â€ť Winfrey asks, the clip cutting to Beyonce nodding as she contemplates a question.
Mathew quit his job as a medical equipment salesman to manage the singerâ€™s early group, Girlâ€™s Tyme, which eventually morphed into Destinyâ€™s Child in 1990.
Twenty-one years later, in 2011, she ended their professional relationship, while relaying that their personal relationship remained full â€śof love.â€ť
Rumours circulated about more going on behind-the-scenes than Beyonce let on as Mathew and Tina headed for divorce.
Ties were after all not easy to sever with Mathew having producer credits on many of his daughterâ€™s projects and serving as the founder of Music World Entertainment, a label that, through Columbia Records, has released albums by Beyonce, sister Solange Knowles, Sunshine Anderson, and former Destinyâ€™s Child members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.
Beyonce has only spoken briefly in the past about the pairâ€™s relationship.
â€śIt took a while for me and my dad to have an understanding,â€ť she once said.
The women will also apparently touch on the miscarriage Beyonce kept private for years, her husband, Jay-Z, and their baby daughter, Blue Ivy.
She opens up about the miscarriage kept secret from the public until Jay-Z referred to it in his song Glory, released after their daughterâ€™s birth.