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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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46.

Your S&M Girlfriend    

It sounds to me like instead of being productive citizens they're waiting for Bank of Beyonce to bail them out. Get a fvcking job like the rest of us who have to eat do, vulture.

249 days ago
47.

bkblueknight    

so many people around this kid with so much money, but hes not gonna eat because of pettiness. smdh

249 days ago
48.

franklyspeaking    

He was Destinys Chitlins mgr & Yonce' manager (till the knock up) which means he probably took 10-15% of earnings. The man is a multi millionaire This loox bad in the age of direct deposit

249 days ago
49.

KellyBFan    

dad won't pay up ... mega millionaire beyonce won't help ... selfishness all around

249 days ago
50.

billybob    

That's what was true all the time: no one of this family has enough class or talent to make it. Beyonce was made!

249 days ago
51.

the_truth    

First of all, she CHOSE to have an affair with a married man and probably banked on being taken care of, either to keep the secret of the affair or even better, lifestyle-enhancing child-support payments once she had the baby. He's rich, famous and shady like her. What could possibly go wrong? Well, um, everything. He gets fired by his famous daughters (yes, they both fired him). Matthew is not broke, by any stretch of the imagination, but, he also has no new sources of income, which means he needs to conserve what money he does have. His record label artists absolutely hate him and want out of their useless contracts - leandria johnson and trinitee anyone? So this is not Beyonce's problem. Sorry, I know that sounds harsh, but she is not the ONLY relative of this little guy. What, is the mom an only-child orphan? If Matthew wasn't Beyonce's father, he'd be another deadbeat dad and she would get assistance from wherever she could and NEVER think of contacting TMZ. I'm not a Beyonce fan, but at the end of the day, why is she responsible for the result of her dad's affair? She's not. If her parents were divorced, and her dad and his new family fell on hard times, it would be different. But this is 100% Matthew's problem.

249 days ago
52.

Kim    

Why drag your family drama to TMZ. Not classy. U have a son who will eventually grow up and will have a relationship with his sister if u don't brain wash him to use these types of publicity seeking tactics. Look what happen to Julia Roberts sister. U r your son's role model. Your actions speak loudly. Do u think these antics will make Jay and Bey pay for her father mistakes? U knew he was married . Please understand. This doesn't mean Bey should not help her lil bro. Sin or not he is her kin but this approach is not right. It looks as though u r blackmailing her by trying to drag her name into this. If Bey and Jay don't help then move on. This is not there kid. He is your kid. Look at Oprah sister. She had class. Let God handle this not TMZ.

249 days ago
53.

Ferndog68    

Well all she has to do is work from home. She just needs to log onto one of these sites that people post "my moms aunts cousin is making $85 an hour from home" we've all read them

249 days ago
54.

billson1234    

To all you idiots saying beyond should support HER CHILD you better not be the same idiots complaining about people having children so that they can live off of government assistance because its the same thing she had the child and she wants someone else to foot the bill (that includes the child's expenses and hers)

249 days ago
55.

ihateTMZ    

I hope Beyonce is not guilted into giving this women money. That women had sex with a married man and got pregnant now she has to deal with it comes after

249 days ago
56.

billson1234    

If you think beyonce should pay for someone else's mistake because "its the right thing to do" then let me rob a bank by myself and you go to jail for my crime because "its the right thing to do"

249 days ago
57.

Clyde T.M. Nestra    

Yes, Beyonce could help, but we have no idea of the dynamics of the situation. I suspect there is plenty of emotion between all of these people. Again, we don't know what has really gone down with these people.

249 days ago
58.

Crabby    

if the whore had bent over or got on her knees instead of spreading her legs open she wouldn't need welfare. just another low life bringing in more bastard kids for everyone else to support.

249 days ago
59.

Twilightey    

Just because one parent isn't doing what they're supposed to financially doesn't mean the other has to be on public assistance. What happened to doing for your damn self? I thin she's putting on for show hoping that embarrassing him will lead to more money.

What exactly was this lady's profession before she got involved with a married man anyway? Cause I doubt she met Mathew Knowles while working at Walmart. So why doesn't she have a job? Or did she think she could now put her feet up and relax for the next 18 years like she hit the lottery?!

249 days ago
60.

nick    

Beyonce you have hundreds of millions....help yiur brother out

249 days ago
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