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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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91.

nick    

Beyonce....u are going to due and leave all that money behind....I hope you set up a college fund for your baby brother

220 days ago
92.

nick    

Beyonce if u give your little brother at least 3 thousand a month....it won't affect u at all....that's less than pocket change for you

220 days ago
93.

billson1234    

This should be a late night special "when gold digging goes wrong"

220 days ago
94.

TuPadre    

I hate that people are trying to make Beyoncé out to look like a bad person cause of her fathers situation.... She didn't tell him to cheat on her mom and have a baby with some random chick. That was his choice.. I can relate my dad had kids with other women and he's also in the entertainment industry (Grammy award winning percussionist) and his stupid ass choices aren't my problem that's always how I looked at it.. He's a grown man and I doubt it if Beyoncé has even seen that baby so why are you guys worries about what money she has to give to him.. It's not her problem

220 days ago
95.

TuPadre    

I hate that people are trying to make Beyoncé out to look like a bad person cause of her fathers situation.... She didn't tell him to cheat on her mom and have a baby with some random chick. That was his choice.. I can relate my dad had kids with other women and he's also in the entertainment industry (Grammy award winning percussionist) and his stupid ass choices aren't my problem that's always how I looked at it.. He's a grown man and I doubt it if Beyoncé has even seen that baby so why are you guys worries about what money she has to give to him.. It's not her problem

220 days ago
96.

Jamey Hunter    

He needs to be locked up. He made the kid, he needs to feed it. I guess big half-sis won't step in and feed the kid, either. Rather let it become the tax payer's burden.

220 days ago
97.

billson1234    

So to all of you saying you would help if you were beyonce would you continue to help if your father had 50 illegitimate children and continued to knock up other women? And how long do you think it'll will take before you go broke and where do you draw the line?

220 days ago
98.

Sylvadoll    

This is ridiculous. Im not a huge fan of beyonce, but it's not her responsibility. Chances are she's probably already taking care of solange and her nephew alongside blue ivy. Her father's problems are just that, HIS PROBLEMS. He is lying about that "clerical error" child support doesn't make mistakes like that. What I don't understand is why he hasn't been detained? In VA, if the father goes 90 days without payment, a court date is scheduled and they have to answer to the judge. Matthew Knowles is NO different than ANYONE. If you make a baby, you have to pay for it. It's not Beyoncé's responsibility to fix her father's mistakes. Now I can see why she doesn't associate herself with him. Smdh!

220 days ago
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the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

It isn't Beyonces problem or responsibility, that's true. BUT that doesn't mean that doing something isn't the right thing to do. Everybody, at some point does things they shouldn't be the one doing just because it's right and decent and because they are able to. Like it or not the kid is Beyonces sibling, family.

220 days ago
100.

JennA    

For all of the "get a job" morons out there, here are some numbers for you...
Full time daycare: $1000/month
Rent/Mortgage: $1000/month
Health Insurance for 2: $400/month
Utilities/Cable & Internet: $300/month
Car Payment: $250/month
Car Insurance: $50/month
Gas: $200/month
Groceries (Food, light bulbs, toilet paper, soap etc): $400/month
Shoes/Clothing: $50/month

This is $3700 per month and doesn't factor in any credit card debt, student loans, leisure activities, savings or unforeseen expenses. Does anybody still think he shouldn't have to pay child support?

220 days ago
101.

nick    

Justin bieber would take care of his little brother....even if they don't share the same mother

220 days ago
102.

Mizit4    

Do you think she is living off three-hundred dollars? She may have a job. TMZ has not given enough information for me to call her a lazy ass, gold digger, or attention seeker. The mother and father could have done more to prevent a pregnancy out of marriage, but they did not, so the father should do his share. Even though they did the do, a baby is here and needs to eat and have all the necessities that it takes to raise a child. The father has had a business and helped produce a movie starring Bey. If he choose to see his name in the media as a pissant of a father, that's on him. The baby is here. The media has a way of finding out what is going on in private lives. Someone who works at the grocery store, DHS, or neighbors could have planted this story. The father chose to cheat on his wife, knowing that being in the public eye could hurt so many lives. If she is a whore, what do you call him?

220 days ago
103.

jc123    

Oh please she needs to get a job and remember that Beyonce is the one woth the big bucks

220 days ago
104.

Cookie35    

This whole subject is not even close to putting Beyoncé name in it! Her father doesn't pay child support and that pretty bad! And discusting! And even if this women was a gold digger, Beyoncé dad let it happen as well!! Come on people it takes to to tangle!

220 days ago
105.

nick    

That EBT card is pretty.....

220 days ago
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