Beyoncé's easy love
13:30 13 July 2006
Beyoncé Knowles claims her relationship with boyfriend Jay Z is "easy".
The 'Crazy In Love' singer has been dating the rapper since 2004 and has revealed the secret behind their happy relationship is mutual respect.
She cooed: "Our relationship is very easy. He's so quick. And we respect each other. If I have any suggestions he respects them. If he has any suggestions, I respect them. It's just, I don't know, easy, and fun."
However, the former Destiny's Child star - who is set to release her second solo album 'B-Day' in September - claims her relationship with her father, Matthew Knowles, who is also her manager, has not been so easy.
She confessed to America's Giant magazine: "It took a while for me and my dad to have an understanding. When I turned 18 and started handling my business more, he went into shock. And we had other issues. I'd say, 'no' to something, and he'd book it anyway.
"It took about two years, to when I was 20, for him to realise I was an adult now, and if didn't want to do something he couldn't make me."
The singer-turned-actress also confessed that she kept the recording of her new album a secret from her father because she felt he would stifle her creativity.
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