"He tried to sign her halfway through production of Dreamgirls because he wanted to be her manager," my source says, "but Jennifer turned him down. That's when things really went south."
Although Hudson already had management during this time, a source tells me Matthew has recently told some people he's actually been managing her "for a while now."
"He walks around saying he's her manager, and everyone is like, 'No, you're not,' " a source says.
In other words, it doesn't look like Beyonce has a problem with Hudson getting so much of the Dreamgirls attention. It looks like it's Daddy's bruised ego that's causing the ruckus.
I'm told that Daddy was so insulted by her refusal to sign with him that he demanded the movie be re-edited to lessen Hudson's screen time and boost Beyonce's. He argued that his daughter was being shortchanged but was rebuffed by the studio and the filmmakers. In one meeting with director Bill Condon, I'm told, Beyonce's mom, Tina, went into a "tirade" about how he ruined the movie for her daughter. "It was supposed to be her Oscar role," Tina hissed, according to a source.
Matthew and Tina Knowles did not return calls by deadline.
As for Beyonce and Hudson, a source close to Dreamgirls says they get along just fine. "It's the dad," the source said. "He's just like Curtis, Jamie Foxx's character in Dreamgirls." (source)