BeyoncÃ© (Photo credit: Bang media)
Mathew Knowles has decided to clarify claims that he made about members of the R&B group, Jagged Edge.
Knowles, BeyoncÃ©â€™s father, managed Destinyâ€™s Child during the 1990s and early 2000s. Last week, he told Vlad TV, that BeyoncÃ© and the members of Destiny Child were â€œconstantly being harassedâ€� on tour.
â€œNow remember, the girls are minors. Theyâ€™re 16 years old,â€� Knowles told DJ Vlad. â€œThe guys are 21 and 22 years old. I have a fiduciary duty with minors. By the law, thereâ€™s a certain way I have to manage that.â€�
Following Knowlesâ€™ claim, members of Jagged Edge shared a meme on Instagram that read: â€œA lie donâ€™t care who tell it.â€�
On Dec. 14, Knowles clarified his initial statement on Page Six.
â€œI feel the need to clarify that I did not say the girls were sexually harassed while on tour with Jagged Edge in the 2000s,â€� Knowles said. â€œI said â€˜harassed.â€™ The term â€˜sexual harassmentâ€™ may imply to some to mean physical advances. I would classify the harassment they encountered more as unwelcome and inappropriate remarks to minors from adults who should have known better.â€�
Members of Destinyâ€™s Child have not publicly responded to Knowles and members of Jagged Edge have yet to share their thoughts on his clarification.