Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Take Two: Mathew Knowles Clarifies Jagged Edge Harassing Beyoncé & Kelly Rowland Claim

Jagged Edge - Mathew Knowles
Jagged Edge – Mathew Knowles

*We wouldn’t exactly call it backtracking, but Mathew Knowles is clarifying his earlier comments about certain members of Jagged Edge harassing Beyonce and Kelly Rowland.

Knowles made the comment while being interviewed on VladTV while pointing out that the two JE members were over 21 and the girls were under 18

“I feel the need to clarify that I did not say the girls were sexually harassed while on tour with Jagged Edge in the 2000s. I said ‘harassed,’ ” Knowles told Page Six. “The term ‘sexual harassment’ 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.”

Here’s what we reported earlier: Knowles, who managed Destiny’s Child at the time, told VladTV the girls would call him and say they were “constantly being harassed” on tour. “Now remember, the girls are minors. They’re 16 years old … The guys are 21 and 22 years old. I have a fiduciary duty with minors. By the law, there’s a certain way I have to manage that,” he said. Watch below.

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As we reported, Jagged Edge has responded by sharing a meme on Instagram that read, “A lie don’t care who tell it.”

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