Mathew Knowles has spoken out to clarify remarks that he made during a recent interview, which seemingly implied that Destiny's Child members Beyonce and Kelly Rowland were harassed by members of Jagged Edge when they were just 16.

"I feel the need to clarify that I did not say the girls were sexually harassed while on tour with Jagged Edge in the 2000s. I said 'harassed,' "Knowles told Page Six. 

"The term 'sexual harassment' may imply to some to mean physical advances. I would classify the harassment they encountered more as unwelcome and inappropriate remarks to minors from adults who should have known better."

During a sitdown with DJ Vlad, Knowles said, Now remember, the girls are minors. They're 16 years old … The guys are 21 and 22 years old. I have a fiduciary duty with minors. By the law, there's a certain way I have to manage that."