Mathew Knowles Says Letting Beyonce Go Was ‘Incredibly Painful’

It's unclear if rumors are true about him not being allowed to spend time with his granddaughter, Blue Ivy, but Mathew Knowles is upset about being apart from his daughter, Beyonce.

Opening up in a recent interview with The Sun, Knowles said it has been hard to sit on the sideline, watching his daughter from afar instead of being right there by her side, as her manager and father.

"Normally I hate to talk about anything personal, but it would be a lie if I did not say it has been difficult," Knowles shared, adding that "She didn't let me go. We both let each other go."

As seen in the heavily watched documentary "Beyonce: Life Is But A Dream," Beyonce admitted that her relationship with her father had changed. She also explained that it took him a while to get used to the fact that she was an adult and was not only capable, but wanted to make her own decisions.

"It took a while for me and my dad to have an understanding. When I turned 18 and started handling my business more, he went into shock. And we had our issues. I’d say ‘No’ to something, and he’d book it anyway. Then I’d have to do it because I’d look bad [if I didn't]. We would fight sometimes, and it took about two years, to when I was 20, for him to realize, ‘Oh, she is an adult now, and if she doesn’t wanna do something, I can’t make her do it," she told Oprah.

Nonetheless, Mathew Knowles says it has been painful parting because it wasn't your typical business relationship.

"This was not a normal ending of a business agreement. This was a dad and a daughter and it was incredibly painful and it had some difficulties," said Knowles. "But I try to always have a positive mind about things and you got to do it the right way."