It looks like 2016 is the year of change for global icon Beyoncé. The singer has reportedly dumped her manager of five years, Lee Anne Callahan-Longo, in hopes of securing more lucrative future business opportunities … which is saying a lot considering King Bey’s 2015 net worth was estimated at $250 million.
A source tells Page Six, “Beyoncé basically cleaned house, got rid of her whole team, which included her cousin, and hired a new team. She wants to surround herself with business people who could take her career to an even higher level. “The insider added, “She has one album left to deliver before her deal is up with Columbia, plus she wants to make smarter decisions where it comes to touring, sponsorships and acting roles.”
Bey replaced Lee Anne with Steve Pamon, the marketing genius behind her 2014 On the Run Tour with husband, Jay Z. Beyonce’s rep also confirmed the news, so this isn’t just blind gossip. Yvette Noel-Schure said in a statement:
“Last year, Parkwood Entertainment created new departments and recruited new executives from the tech, business and entertainment sectors who joined the team to help grow Parkwood and its interests … Some senior staffers were given the opportunity to reposition and stay on. Some members … awakened [to] new interests and decided to follow personal routes.
Lee Anne Callahan-Longo has worked with Beyoncé for the last 10 years. Their friendship supersedes business, and while she is no longer an employee of Parkwood, she will remain an imperative part of Beyoncé’s life.”
We’ll next see Beyoncé on Sunday when she performs at the Super Bowl 50 with Coldplay.