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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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16.

just because    

thank goodness beyonce wasn't named sandra hmmmmmmm as a person with a 3 letter first name i dont see how its legal to get food stamps under sandra when your name is Alexsandra

196 days ago
17.

KARMA K    

Another loser father,that the tax payers have to take care of his kid's. Not sure what the judge is noodling over,make this P.O.S. Pay already!

196 days ago
18.

just because    

5677-1291-

196 days ago
19.

DiM    

All of the family drama aside, it's a sad state when people who are unable to provide for themselves for a period have to try and live off of $300 month. Hope rent isn't expected to come out of that partially as well.

196 days ago
20.

Sweetandsas    

This is not a news story. This has nothing to do with Beyonce. It's a Mathew Knowles story. This is a man who cheated on his wife and had a baby with a woman that way not his wife. The child is not supose to support the parent problems. That's Mr. Knowles bill his daughter wasn't there when that baby was made. The mother needs to stop selling stories to news outlets and get a job. Stop trying to make Beyonce look bad and enjoying her life with her own family. The reason Beyonce can enjoy her life is because Beyonce works for her life style. She Works For Her Own Money) Beyonce has a job. Stop showing your ebt card .

196 days ago
21.

Wolfperm    

She is fully capable of obtaining some form of employment in order to provide for her child... as it is HER CHILD as well. This is nothing more than a ploy to temporarily appear destitute and gain sympathy from the court in order to get more support than necessary to finance HER lifestyle... not for her child's well-being. She was anticipating getting her hands on Beyonce's money via Beyonce's dad and it didn't work out that way... time to find a back up plan because you can't squeeze blood out of a turnip.

196 days ago
22.

CremeBrulee    

I don't care for Beyonce, but she's a huge star and why is this even a post? If you're insinuating, TMZ, that Beyonce should support this whore and bastard that ruined her parents marriage, all I can say is...LOL!!

196 days ago
23.

scott    

Quality gentlemen!

196 days ago
24.

scott    

Sarcasm inserted!!

196 days ago
25.

Celeb Gossip Addict    

I guess a job is just completely out of the question for mom huh?

196 days ago
26.

JuanRambo    

Get a job... It don't seem like Beyonce is going to help you anytime soon...

196 days ago
27.

think101    

I have an idea, if you can't afford to have a baby don't get pregnant.

196 days ago
28.

DiM    

I guess all of the folks going on about 'gettin a job" aren't under or unemployed with very limited education out searching for a Job. There aren't exactly a lot of jobs to be gotten in the U.S now. Plus, she probably has wait till the child is of school age and going to school to even apply. She has to stay home for now to care for the child, unless she has family that she doesn't have to pay a wage to for childcare.

196 days ago
29.

drod2070    

Just curious, this is Beyonces half brother, ok, it's not 100% blood but it is STILL blood and there has to be some sort of connection between them. Now, my next point is that she has a fair amount of money and not that she should support this guy perhaps she could throw him a 'bone' just until they can get on their feet but she DOESN'T do this. I'm not in her head but I don't like her to begin with and this makes me like her even less...

196 days ago
30.

Stormy    

No, it's not Beyonce's responsibility but the fact that she has more money than most could spend in a lifetime while her baby brother does without basic necessities shows exactly what type of person she is. She could at least have groceries delivered if she didn't feel comfortable giving the child's mother money.

196 days ago
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