Mathew Knowles said in a radio interview yesterday that Jay and his daughter created the divorce drama to sell tickets and generate talk and interest in their tour.
He said he knows this because they've done the same kind of thing many times before.
"I know [it was fake], because we've done this. From experience, there's a tour going on. So you sometimes have to ignite that tour. It's called a Jedi mind trick. The Jedi mind trick fools you a lot."
He added, "Everyone's talking about it. Ticket sales went up. Solange's album sales went up 200%."
And speaking of Solange, Knowles even alleged that Jay's elevator fight with her was faked as well. Mathew used to be Beyonce's manager until three years ago. He claims they still talk all the time, but who knows now after making these statements.
POOR ALBUM SALES TO BLAME FOR MARIAH/CANNON SPLIT?!: NICK CANNON recently confirmed he and MARIAH are living apart, and now a source tells People magazine their six-year marriage "has been bad for a while."
One big issue, it's claimed, is the poor performance of Mariah's recent album. "When things don't go well career-wise, sometimes you turn on your other half," the source tells the magazine.The source also notes that Mariah "can also be high-maintenance."
A second source adds that their split "could get contentious" because "there is a lot to fight over."
LET THE 'DANCING' RUMORS BEGIN: It's that time of the year again; time to speculate on which "celebrities" will be on the next season of "Dancing with the Stars".
Well, for what it's worth Us magazine is throwing the following names out there: Olympic track star Lolo Jones, actor Antonio Sabato Jr., "American Ninja Warrior" Kacy Catanzaro, Kandi Burruss from "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" and former UFC fighter Randy Couture.
They also claim that a member of the Robertson family from "Duck Dynasty" is on board, but not one of the bearded guys. It's supposedly the 17 year-old daughter Sadie Robertson. Oh, and the producers are hoping to "land a female YouTube star," whatever that means.
The cast will be officially announced on "Good Morning America" next Thursday.
WATCH - FART REMIX OF MINAJ SONG WILL MAKE YOU LOL: Somebody with a lot of time on their hands and a Bevis and Butthead sense of humor made a parody of NICKI MINAJ'S "Anaconda" video, where Nicki and all the other girls keep passing gas.
It's completely juvenile and stupid, but I'm willing to bet you won't be able to keep from laughing. Press play and prove me wrong ...
TAYLOR SWIFT SHOWS US HER TWEETS: TAYLOR SWIFT'S pop song "Shake It Off" has debuted at the top of the Billboard" Hot 100, so she rewarded us with a Tweet and some outtakes ...
I can't thank radio and you all enough for the Hot 100 #1! But I can give you this video of Shake It Off outtakes.. http://t.co/qBfJY4hRAd
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) August 27, 2014