Beyonce's Dad "Proud" of Way She Handled Kanye Incident

Celebrity News Sep. 15, 2009 AT 10:42AM
Beyonce's Dad "Proud" of Way She Handled Kanye Incident Credit: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

 

Beyonce's father Mathew Knowles is proud of how his daughter, 28, consoled Taylor Swift at Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards.

After winning video of the year, Beyonce invited Swift on stage to finish her Best Female Video acceptance speech, which Kanye West famously interrupted earlier in the night because he felt Beyonce deserved to win.

"It wasn't my decision to bring Taylor out," Mathew Knowles, who also serves as Beyonce's manager, tells Usmagazine.com. "It was all Beyonce's decision. I want to be clear about that. My job is to execute and come up with some ideas, but ultimately that was Beyonce's decision."

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"I can only say it was a proud night for me as a manager, but more importantly as a father," he adds, noting that daughter Solange performed on the show as well.
"I've always said the thing that makes me most proud about Beyonce is not how many records she sold or how many plaques she has or how many awards; it's that she's a genuine good person," he tells Us. "I know it's hard for people to believe that she can really be that nice of a person, but she really is."

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As for West, 32, he told Jay Leno Monday night that he's taking "some time off" to figure out the reasons behind his behavior.
"I am a celebrity and that's just something I'm going to have to deal with," he said.

 

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