A CLOSE EYE … Beyonce’s father Matthew Knowles was well aware of R. Kelly’s reputation for allegedly preying on teens and young women he worked with.
So he and then-wife Tina watched teenage daughter Beyonce and her Destiny’s Child band mates like hawks when they worked with the alleged sexual predator in the late 1990’s.
“I was there, and my former wife Tina was there. The thing with R Kelly was, he liked to record late at night, around midnight. And what was different with his studio was that one room had a recording suite, and next door was a club, with 40 or 50 people dancing,” he tells UK’s Metro.
Meanwhile, Lady GaGa has issued a statement about working with Kelly in the past.