Who knows where rumors start? While sometimes they are true, other times it’s just a “Jedi mind trick” according to Beyoncé’s father Mathew Knowles. An imminent break up has been reported between mega-couple Beyoncé and Jay Z for weeks but Papa Knowles is dismissing the charges as nothing but a publicity stunt.
In case you’ve been living under a rock, Beyoncé and Jay-z have of late been the subject of divorce rumors, as reports told that the two were staying in separate hotel rooms while on their On The Run tour.
Beyoncé’s dad was on KRBE in Houston where he claimed all of the recent buzz about divorce surrounding the couple was simply a “Jedi mind trick” to get more press and hype up their huge summer tour.
Mathew Knowles’ comments come right after Beyonce’s MTV Video Music Awards performance. Hailed as one of the best performances in the history of the awards, Jay Z and Blue Ivy joined her on stage to present her with the Vanguard Award after the mind-blowing 17-minute set.
Although having the whole family on stage definitely smacked of a PR opportunity to squash divorce rumors, Jay-Z called his wife the “greatest living entertainer.” In turn, she called him “my beloved” during her acceptance speech.
Mathew didn’t forget about his younger daughter during the radio segment, the 63-year-old was throwing “Jedi mind tricks” all over the place as he also alluded to the infamous Jay-z and Solange elevator incident was also a “Jedi mind trick”.
He explained, “All I know is the Jedi mind trick. Everyone’s talking about it. Ticket sales went up. Solange’s album sales went up 200%!”
Of course, we have to take all of these allegations with a grain of salt. Little is known about how close father and daughter are but spilling opinions about someone else’s private life is probably not the best way to make amends.
While these “Jedi” claims seem pretty out there, it certainly wouldn’t be the first time an entertainment act tried to drum up press by taking advantage of rumors. However, the idea of this conspiracy seems pretty crazy considering the mega-stardom of Jay Z and Beyoncé. They might be the last people on Earth that need more press.You could argue there are the most well-known couple on the planet!