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Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” visual album continues to remain high on people’s list of conversation starter.

And Mathew Knowles knows it as he finds himself addressing the following lyric uttered by Beyoncé that came from a poem:

“Did he convince you that he was God? Are you a slave to the back of his hand?”

“I can say I have never in my life hit my daughter,” Knowles told Mark Thompson during an appearance on the Sirius XM show “Make It Plain,” when asked if Beyoncé’s lyric refers to him. “So, she has never been a slave to the back of my hand because I didn’t believe in that.”

ET Online reports that Beyoncé’s spoken word passages, which include a part where she speaks about her father, “a magician able to exist in two places at once,” were actually lyrics written by Somali-British poet Warsan Shire.