Beyonce’s dad doesn’t want to hear any comparisons between his daughter and 22-year-old Chloe Bailey. Mathew Knowles abruptly ended an interview after fans called him out over his ‘cringe-y’ comments about the young singer.
Mathew Knowles was enjoying a recent interview before it took a turn for the worse when his daughter Beyonce was brought up. While it’s no surprise to hear the businessman, 69, boasting about his superstar daughter — he wasn’t too keen on the topic of comparisons between Beyonce and her young prodigy, Chloe Bailey of the singing duo Chloe X Halle.
“You’ve got to be kidding me, right? You’re asking me that question?” Knowles said on Leah A. Henry’s podcast Leah’s Lemonade — after the host explained that people “constantly” compare Chloe to Beyonce and call her a “younger” version of the Grammy-winner. Henry asked, “The same thing you saw in young Beyonce, do you see that in Chloe Bailey?”Halle Bailey and Chloe Bailey on the far left, followed by two unnamed individuals and at the MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden, in New York on August 28, 2016. (Photo credit: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP/Shutterstock)
Knowles made a confused facial gesture and asked, “Are you actually serious that you are comparing that young lady to Beyonce?” When Leah specified that the question was aimed at Chloe playing Beyonce in a potential biopic, Knowles said, “Okay, if you’re talking about a movie — not talent-wise. Talent-wise? Are you telling me talent-wise, somebody is an idiot enough to compare her to Beyonce, talent-wise? Are there people saying her talent is equal to Beyonce? They’re idiots. Period,” he said, adding, “That’s actually insulting to Beyonce.”Beyonce Knowles with her father Mathew Knowles at the UK premiere of Dreamgirls on January 21, 2007. (Photo credit: Alan Davidson/Shutterstock)
When the interviewer attempted to switch the subject to Mathew’s podcast, he said, “I want to get off this topic I don’t even want to talk about it.” After that, he began reading live reactions from YouTube viewers who were upset over his “cringe-y” comments about Chloe.
Mathew attempted to explain himself before he said, “What’s turned into a wonderful interview, is now ending up on some bullsh*t.” The fiery moment clearly put the kibosh on the near hour-long conversation, because Mathew immediately exited on a seemingly frustrated note.
Chloe, for her part, has not addressed the situation publicly, and neither has Beyonce. The BeyHive will know that Beyonce has a very close relationship with Chloe and her other half Halle. The singer has helped promote the young duo’s career in more ways than one.