"It's childish, it's unprofessional," Mathew Knowles says of the Queen of Soul's complaints

By Tiffany McGee
February 14, 2008 02:30 PM
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The queen is getting stung back.

Beyoncé‘s father/manager, Mathew Knowles, has now lashed out against Aretha Franklin in defense of his daughter over a remark she made at the Grammys.

“Something this ridiculous – it’s childish, it’s unprofessional,” Mathew Knowles said in a statement Thursday. “And it’s a sad day when egos get bruised because somebody used the word king, queen, prince or princess.”

Franklin – known as the Queen of Soul – was offended after Beyoncé introduced Tina Turner as “the queen” during the duo’s Grammy performance.

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