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They're known as hip-hop's power couple, the duo to reckon with in the music industry. Artist-producer-mogul Jay-Z and superstar singer-songwriter Beyoncé have ascended the rungs of success in the fickle entertainment industry and they have managed to keep themselves at the top of their game for the past few years. Their performance at the recent Grammys is proof of their star power, earning them "best performance" citations from fans and critics alike.
So it's no surprise that Queen B has issued a new edict, which called for the sacking of her own manager, Faisal Durrani, in order to have a fuller and firmer grasp of her own career - with a little help from her business-minded husband, according to the Daily Mirror.
Durrani is just one of those she has ditched over the past few years, including her own father Matthew Knowles in 2011. She then became president of Parkwood Entertainment, the management and entertainment company she set up in 2008.
However, the latest buzz is that she fired Durrani, who was appointed general manager, so she could have more freedom to steer her career with hubby Jay-Z, who allegedly plays an unofficial managerial role, the Daily Mail noted.
"Jay has been heavily involved in Beyoncé's career for years, and was instrumental in organising the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. But he isn't officially regarded as her manager - she really is independent," a source told the Daily Mirror. "Now that the couple have [daughter] Blue, she wants to make sure her family comes first at all time, especially as there's talk of them adding to the brood."
"The best way to do that is to make sure all managerial decisions are made by her and her husband - together," the insider added.
A rep for Beyoncé told the Daily Mail that the Drunk in Love singer has been "managing herself" since 2010 under her company. "Faisal Durrani worked for her as President for a very short time," the spokesperson revealed.