Singer Solange Knowles, little sister to superstar Beyoncé Knowles, has been officially dropped by her label, Geffen/Interscope Records, leaving father/manager Matthew unable to duplicate his success with Beyoncé. Who's to blame for this music career flop? Click here for more on the Knowles family.
–noun patronage bestowed or favoritism shown on the basis of family relationship, as in business and politics. In the entertainment industry, this is known as Hollywood NepotismTM. Talent not required.