Mathew says the whole separation is completely contrived by the couple to make their “story” more interesting, to boost sales of Beyonce’s album and increase ticket sales of the joint On the Run Tour.
“I know, because we’ve done this. From experience, there’s a tour going on,” Mathew admitted to 104.1 KRBE (via RadarOnline). “So you sometimes have to ignite that tour.”
He continued, “It’s called a Jedi mind trick. The Jedi mind trick fools you a lot.”
Asked whether the elevator attack with Solange Knowles was also staged, he added, “All I know is the Jedi mind trick. Everyone’s talking about it. Ticket sales went up. Solange’s album sales went up 200%!”
And despite claims they’ve cut ties completely, Mathew is still in contact with his eldest daughter, “We still talk every Sunday. She’s still the humble, generous person that she’s always been.”
Previously, Beyonce’s mother, Tina, told TMZ paparazzi that there were no problems in the marriage, the relationship is “perfect,” and the rumours were “BS.”
This weekend, Jay Z and daughter Blue Ivy presented Beyonce with her Vanguard award at the MTV Video Music Awards. This morning, video was also released showing the couple hugging backstage with Beyonce in her dressing gown and Blue in Jay’z arms.
Mathew is father to Beyonce and Solange. He also has a young son from the extramarital affair that ended his marriage, and another alleged love child whose paternity is yet to be determined.