Beyoncé Drops Manager

Management is once again a family affair for Beyoncé, who’s said to have ended her relationship with manager Faisal Durrani of Live Nation to run her career independently alongside husband Jay Z.

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A source reportedly close to the matter told the Daily Mirror,  “Jay has been heavily involved in Beyonce’s career for years, and was instrumental in organizing the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. But he isn’t officially regarded as her manager – she really is independent.

“Now the couple have Blue, she wants to make sure her family come first at all times, especially as there’s talk of them adding to the brood,” the source continued. “The best way to do that is to make sure all managerial decisions are made by her and her husband – together.”

A representative told the paper Beyoncé has in fact managed herself since 2010 through her company Parkwood Entertainment and noted Durrani only worked for the singer for a brief period.

This isn’t the first time Beyoncé has parted ways with a manager. She ended a management agreement with her father, Mathew Knowles, in 2011.