With Peter Okoye of P-Square going on a rant about wanting to part ways with his brother, Jude Okoye (who has managed him), we figured it’s a good time to strike different musicians who at some point or another parted ways with their family members who managed them. It’s definitely not a new thing especially for artists who start their careers at a very young age. Sometimes, you just have to move on.
Beyonce gave her dad Matthew Knowles the axe, shortly after word broke out that he was cheating on her mom in 2013. Though she said it had nothing to do with it, you gotta figure it played a part. She went to say that they had disagreements with management style, but it was not personal, and she just wanted to be an adult out of Dad’s wing.
Usher has had a very interesting relationship with his mom when it comes to management. He fired his mother in 2007 after he married Tameka Foster, then rehired her in 2008 when his marriage went under, and then fired her once again in 2009 after he started dating Grace Miguel.
3. MICHEAL JACKSON
Another person who had enough of his dad was Michael Jackson, and he let go of his dad and left his management company way back in 1979. Leaving his Dad ushered in the greatest musical period for MJ from 1981-1989.
4. SELENA GOMEZ
After Selena Gomez turned 21 in 2014, she officially shook off her Disney Darling tag, and in that process fired her mother and stepfather who were her managers at the time. She wanted to take her career in a different direction, and mom and dad were not the way forward… especially after they disagreed with her on/off dating of Justin Beiber
5. BURNA BOY
On the Nigerian side of things, Burna Boy made big headlines after he let go of his Mother’s managerial services in 2014. He explained however that there were no hard feelings at all, and that he just wanted his mother to be his mother. These days she seems to be back around on his team but it’s not clear to what extent
6. Lean Rimes
In 2000, Leann Rimes shocked the world when she announced that she was not only firing her father, Wilbur Rimes, but suing him. The law suit came about after she discovered that he had stolen a whopping $7 million from her over the previous 5 years.