Kobe Bryant had once asked Beyonce's dad for a front-row ticket to singer's show: 'He wanted to watch greatness'
The father of Queen Bey, Mathew Knowles, fondly recalled some memories of the late NBA legend Kobe Bryant while making an appearance on The Domenick Nati Show.
Mathew spoke about the late basketball star and shared how Bryant had always been a part of music and videos with Beyonce’s band ‘Destiny’s Child’ in the past. He also recalled how a 22-year-old Bryant had called him and asked for one front row ticket to see Beyoncé LIVE in concert.
A rather baffled Mathew saw him at the gig later and then asked him how come he had come for this concert to which Bryant had replied, "I wanted to watch greatness because I know I would learn from it," Mathew said. “That’s the kind of person he was. He came alone because he wanted to lock in and focus."
"He was locked in on watching not from a fan’s perspective but from what could he learn from that experience," he added.
During the interview, Mathew also spoke about his daughter Solange and how he had always wanted her to be a part of ‘Destiny’s Child’ when she was 15. He shared that Solange was clear that she did not want to be in a group and went on to become a solo performer. This is also why she had named her first album ‘Solo Star’.
Mathew who had managed his daughter Beyonce for around 25 years also spoke about how grateful his children were for all the sacrifices he had made for them. He also said that Beyonce is surrounded by a team that was carefully put together by him many years ago. “It takes a while to understand the music business but she's getting there,” he shared.