Beyoncé is one of the biggest stars of her generation with millions of records sold, 20 Grammys won and an estimated $450m (£293m) fortune. Now, the man credited for her success is offering his services to aspiring singers.
Mathew Knowles, the Drunk in Love hitmaker's father and former manager, will be conducting a one-day boot camp for industry hopefuls later in October. TMZ reports that for a fee of $199, the 63-year-old and some of his entertainment pals will be offering tips on how to make it big.
Those that want some extra attention can pay $299 for the VIP package, which includes a private lunch and a photo op with Knowles. The course is scheduled to take place at 9am in Houston on 24 October.
Knowles made millions managing the career of Destiny's Child, one of the biggest girl groups of all time. When they split in 2006, he continued to manage Beyoncé for another five years and oversaw the release of her albums Dangerously in Love, B'Day and I Am... Sasha Fierce.
But his career took nose dive in March 2011 when the Single Ladies hitmaker fired him as her manager shortly after it surfaced that he cheated on her mother Tina Knowles with actress Alexsandra Wright and conceived a child.
At the time Queen B claimed that she was ending their professional relationship because she wanted to take control of her own career. "I've only parted ways with my father on a business level. He is my father for life, and I love my dad dearly. I am grateful for everything he has taught me," she said at the time.
It has been a turbulent few years for Mathew, who was pursued by the IRS for unpaid taxes and was sued for $24K in back child support after being accused of being a bad father to his love child, a boy called Nixon.