Beyonce has reportedly parted ways from her manager so that she can run her own affairs with the help of husband Jay-Z.
The 32-year-old singer is believed to have ditched her general manager, Live Nation Executive Faisal Durrani, the Daily Mirror reports.
Durrani, 32, is one of several managers that Beyonce has dismissed over the years so that she can run her career with Jay-Z, 44. In 2011, the Texan singer sacked her father, Matthew Knowles, who managed the star for 21 years since she was in Destiny’s Child in 1990. She became the president of Parkwood Entertainment, the entertainment and management company that she set up in 2008.
But now Beyonce has also allegedly dismissed general manager Faisal so that she can gain even more independence with her husband, who plays an unofficial managerial role. A source told the Daily Mirror: 'Jay has been heavily involved in Beyonce’s career for years, and was instrumental in organizing the Mrs Carter Show World Tour. But he isn’t officially regarded as her manager – she really is independent.’
The insider added that the couple, who got married in 2008 and have a two-year-old daughter Blue Ivy, want to put family life first.
‘Now the couple have Blue, she wants to make sure her family come first at all times, especially as there’s talk of them adding to the brood,’ the source added.‘The best way to do that is to make sure all managerial decisions are made by her and her husband – together.’
When Beyonce parted ways from her father, she revealed that their relationship had often been tempestuous.
She said: ‘It took about two years, to when I was 20, for him to realize, “Oh, she is an adult now, and if she doesn’t want to do something, I can’t make her do it.’
A representative for Beyonce told Mail Online: 'Beyonce has managed herself since 2010 under her company Parkwood Entertainment. Faisal Durrani worked for her as President for a very short time.'