Mathew Knoweles just revealed that his daughter and her Destiny’s Child bandmate were sexually harassed by two members of Jagged Edge during the early 2000s. During a sit down interview with entertainment news website Vlad.TV, Mathew claimed that the incident took place while the two groups were travelling together for a joint tour.
At the time both Beyonce and Kelly were 16 while the two members of Jagged Edge were 21-22. “Now remember, the girls are minors. They’re minors. They’re 16 years old. The guys are 21, 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. “I got a call from Kelly and Beyoncé — and I talk about this in the book in detail — saying that they were constantly being harassed by two of the members of Jagged Edge”. Mathew claims that immediately following the call he had to get members of Jagged Edge removed from the bus at the next stop. He however didn’t reveled the names of the two members of Jagged Edge in question.
He described the decision to have the two groups travelling together as ‘poor’ on his part. At the end of the interview when Mathew was asked details about how he had dealt with a group of grown men making unsolicited advances towards his daughter. However the 67 year old business point blank refused to go in the details.
Destiny’s Child was a famous all girl group during the early 2000s that was instrumental in launching the careers of Beyonce and Kelly. The group came up with famous hits such as Say My Name, Survivor, and Independent Women. Jagged Edge is a R&B group that consisted of Brian Casey, Brandon Casey, Richard Wingo and Kyle Norman. Members of both groups have yet to offer any clarification on the incident.