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Matthew Knowles explains how he protected The Destiny’s Child from R Kelly’s Claws.

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Matthew Knowles gave us the tea on R Kelly, why him and  Mama Tina refused to have the girls work with him SEVERAL times, and much more! ⁣⁣I know we’ve all seen the “Surviving R Kelly” documentary, it gave us insight on the terrible things he’s done to women in the industry, but did you know his reputation as a predator goes decades back? ⁣⁣
Matthew Knowles, former manager of Destiny’s Child, claims he turned down R. Kelly’s proposal to work with the group. “R Kelly was managed by Sony, by someone I won’t name, and at that time, they would almost force you to record with [their] artists,” said Knowles. ⁣⁣

“And R Kelly wasn’t cheap – it was $75,000, plus travel costs, so we’re talking $100,000 for a song. I personally rejected the song, because I didn’t think it was a good song. Not just because of [his] reputation – this was around 1998, we had just begun to hear some of those things.” Knowles adds that the reputation swayed him. ⁣⁣
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Knowles later on says “Record labels would ask R Kelly to write songs for emerging artists as a way to help them break into the industry and he made several requests for Destiny’s Child. Mathew and Tina rejected all of them because they didn’t want him anywhere near the band which is why they are one of the few acts to debut in the 90s without an R Kelly song in its official discography.”⁣⁣ ⁣⁣
What do y’all think of this #Beyhive? Do you think Matthew Knowles keeping the girls away from Kelly was a good idea? Let us know in the comments! ⁣⁣

📷: Pam Francis/Liaison⁣⁣
Sources: @HotNewHipHop⁣⁣
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Via: #thebeyonceroom

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