Exclusive Interview: Mathew Knowles proud of Beyonce’s CMA Awards performance despite backlash

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NASHVILLE, TN – NOVEMBER 02: Beyonce performs onstage with Martie Maguire of Dixie Chicks at the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

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HOUSTON — NewsFix was able to catch up with legendary producer Mathew Knowles following his daughter’s controversial performance at the Country Music Awards.

Beyoncé and the Dixie Chicks shared the stage performing “Daddy Lessons,” from Queen Bey’s “Lemonade” album.

Her father was very proud.

“I called Beyoncé after the show and I spoke with her and I was so proud, and I shared with her that I hope that she will look back years from now and know that this is one of the things that will open the door for African-American females to become a part of country music,” he said.

And how does he feel about her paying tribute to him in song?

“I can only explain what it means to me. It just means to me that Beyoncé was very open in listening when she was a kid and we had a lot of great moments together and she’s sharing that with the world,’ Knowles said;. “I think without question it was the highlight of the show but more importantly, I feel proud because Beyoncé wrote that about her dad. She’s my soldier,” Knowles said.

Some thought the performance was more than appropriate for the occasion, and even beautiful, but it pulled out the ugly side of some social media users.

https://twitter.com/OMJItsRachel/status/793885972979212288

https://twitter.com/Mona_Horton/status/793997372678225920

Of course, the BeyHive swarmed in to save its queen, and with great humor.

https://twitter.com/MoneyMakers_Ent/status/793995532947623936

Well, no matter what the haters say…it looks like Beyoncé had an amazing night!

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