Dr. Mathew Knowles calls the people comparing Beyoncé and Chloe Bailey “idiots” and says the comparisons are “insulting”.
When the interviewer asked about the comparisons between Chloe and Bey, Mathew was instantly offended by the question. “You’ve got to be kidding me, right? You’re asking me that question?” said Dr. Knowles. “Are you actually serious that you are comparing that young lady to Beyoncé?” When Leah specified that the question was geared more about a potential biopic, Knowles opened up. “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 Beyoncé talent-wise? Are there people saying her talent is equal to Beyonce? They’re idiots. That’s actually insulting to Beyoncé.”
The question derailed the entire hour-long interview, and it forced Mathew to walk out and chastise the interviewer by saying that she never should have asked the question, also correcting her when she referred to him as his first name, asking to be referred to by “Mr. Knowles”. He read some of the live comments coming in, called out the fans who were upset by his Chloe Bailey comments, and abruptly left.
People are upset about Mathew Knowles’ comments, saying that he should not have been so harsh and that it was inappropriate to bash the young artist. While Beyoncé may be his daughter, and he certainly has a right to think that Bey is more talented than Chloe Bailey, his shade toward Chloe was a little uncalled for.
What do you think? Watch above at the 53:23 mark.