Beyonce’s Father, Mathew Knowles, Says Jay Z Divorce Rumors are a Publicity Stunt (VIDEO)

Mathew Knowles has a pretty cynical view on daughter Beyoncé's reported marriage troubles with hubby Jay Z. According to the 63-year-old producer, the gossip is just a publicity stunt — or, in his words, a "Jedi mind trick."

"I know from experience because we've done this," he tells Houston radio station 104.1 KRBE. "There's a tour going on. So you have to sometimes ignite that tour — it's called a Jedi mind trick! The Jedi mind trick fools you a lot of time."

Furthermore, he implies that "Elevatorgate" — when Bey's younger sis, Solange, was videotaped assaulting Jay Z on an elevator in May — was another sham: "All I know is the Jedi mind trick. Everybody's talking about it. Ticket sales went up. Solange's album sales went up 200 percent."

Now bear in mind, this is a guy who reportedly doesn't have a good relationship with the 32-year-old superstar — mostly due to his past infidelity, which caused the demise of his nearly-30-year marriage to Bey’s mother, Tina.

He's also teaching students at Houston Community College how to break into the entertainment biz in two weeks — in a $350 one-day boot camp. Only time will tell if he'll cover "Faking Marriage Strife 101" and "Exploring Elevator Dramatics"...

What do you think of Matthew's perspective? Is he on the money or off his rocker? Let us know below!

Source: 104.1 KRBE