Posted by | Cyrena Rose

I always did my best for Beyoncé … fans can decide if she’s better off now with Jay-Z…

Matthew Knowles, 61, admits it was hard for him to let his 31-year-old daughter Beyoncé – whose career he managed during her rise to stardom as a teenager with Destiny’s Child until 2011 – take complete control of her own life but has hit back at reports she fired him.

I’ve never revealed this much in an interview before,” Mathew tells The Sun Normally I hate to talk about anything personal, but it would be a lie if I did not say it has been difficult. It was hard for me to let her go — it was hard for both of us to let each other go.”

And let’s be clear on that. She didn’t let me go, we both let each other go. That’s a big difference.”

Speaking from his office in Houston, Texas, he adds: “This was not a normal ending of a business agreement. This was a dad and a daughter and it was incredibly painful and it had some difficulties. But I try to always have a positive mind about things and you got to do it the right way.”

In her recent HBO documentary ‘Life Is But A Dream’, the ‘Bow Down‘ singer also claimed she rarely got to make her own decisions while working with her father and said: “Every time he pushed me, I got stronger.”

When asked if she got her dad back after relieving him as her manager, she responded: “No, I had to sacrifice my relationship with dad. I had to let go.”