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Beyonce

Half-Brother Needs Food Stamps to Eat

Dad's the Bad Guy

2/15/2014 8:38 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Beyonce's dad is so far behind on child support payments for his illegitimate kid ... his baby mama is destitute and has to use food stamps to survive.

We're told Alexsandra Wright hasn't seen any money from Mathew Knowles since we posted our story back in December -- when he allegedly owed $24K. We're told he now owes $32,135.90.

Wright -- whose son is Beyonce's half-brother -- is now on public assistance ... and gets $300 a month on a state-issued EBT card to pay for food and other expenses.

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Sources tell us Wright went to court for help ... but the judge is noodling over exactly what to do.

As we previously reported ... Knowles insists he's not a deadbeat dad ... and has blamed a clerical error for the delinquency.

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181.

Sherron    

Throw his ass in jail..then put her ass to work! Why does this always end up being a tax payer problem??

217 days ago
182.

KatKat    

Bottom line that's NOT Beyonce's child. Her father chose to do that so he should handle that. The mother needs to get off her behind and get a JOB period point blank . If the cir***stances were different I could see her reaching out. And yeah the child didn't ask to be here so it's not his fault but at the end of the day that is not her child.

217 days ago
183.

hotwasabi21    

Why is anyone that is directly related to the Knowles family getting food stamps?? That's crazy! Hey tax payers, Beyonce's fam can't step it up to help her brother, so you get to support him instead! Think about that the next time you go to buy one of her or Jay Z's albums! They'll take the money and go vacation in the Caribbean somewhere without a care in the world, while you're hard-earned dollars support their relatives!

217 days ago
184.

Nevermind That    

How come Beyonce is on the title of this story? Her dad has bread to care of his seed.

217 days ago
185.

She    

Ok, unless she is legally under a different name, the name on the EBT card states Sandra Wright NOT Alexsandra Wright. There is a difference and when you use any Government benefits/programs/subsidies the name must match the individual's birth name. So... Who's EBT card is that really?

217 days ago
186.

YOUNG    

She must have thought he had money when she got knocked up but. He is not his daughter.

217 days ago
187.

muricaaa11111    

Matthew Knowles is pathetic and a horrible person and father.

The mother should get a job and not just rely on food stamps.

Im unsure how Beyonce could sit there and watch half family members starve. not her responisibility, but makes me lose respect for her.

217 days ago
188.

JennA    

Unless some people have more inside info, I don't see any reason to believe that she has no job. The cost of a no-frills existence for a single parent with one toddler (I'm talking a 2 bedroom apartment, a payment on a Toyota Corolla, gas, full time child care, utilities, groceries, health & car insurance) is about $4000/month. So basically, even if she's making 60k per year, she will have JUST enough to squeak by without factoring in any other loan payments, savings, leisure activities or unforeseen expenses. This is why child support is MANDATORY and why his ass should be in jail if he doesn't pony up and take care of his kid, financially at least.

217 days ago
189.

muricaaa11111    

nn

217 days ago
190.

Renee    

Maybe she should get a J.O.B. or maybe she shouldn't screw married men!

217 days ago
191.

illnevertell    

Don't judge this woman. Sometimes you have a job that aren't covering the bills and have to go on assistance for a while. At one point I was working two jobs and and still had to go on food stamps. I was only on for 2 months before I finally found a teaching job and my husband found work after leaving the military with the police force. Don't judge, just because a person is on food stamps doesn't mean that they aren't working. They are some of us that have used them in the past because we had no other choice. It's a safety net for when things get hard. I'm not saying people don't abuse that safety net. I felt so low and my husband depressed he couldn't provide for us the two months we were on them but sadly there are people who will live on them forever without working. But just remember that not ALL users of food stamps are playing the system. Military vets have a hard time finding work when they leave the service and it can take months at time to receive benefits after they leave. My husband was injured in combat and we had bills just piling up and it took the VA 6 months to get him in for the free medical care to which he was entitled. Sorry I'm ranting, still ticked off we had to go on food stamps three years later. My point is think before you judge.

217 days ago
192.

s_megma    

Gold digging slut.

217 days ago
193.

kea    

matthew needs his head bash in. he cheated on his family and yall on here talking bout what beyonce should do. and why beyonce why not beyonce mother yea that sound real stupid, right. when get pregnant by a man his dont take care of them yall no that.

217 days ago
194.

Azfunnygirl    

Why is that Beyonce's problem, her dad had the boy not Beyonce.

217 days ago
195.

supergirl88    

I am not saying beyonce should pay them a huge amount of money (it's not her responsibility to support them) BUT it's sad that recently she bought everything anyone had in their cart at a walmart and then she and Jay Z gave away 20, 000 to strippers. Come on help your little brother out.

217 days ago
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