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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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106.

nick    

Love the beach lanscape on the EBT card....the golden state.....card has a nive nature pic

160 days ago
107.

Factual    

She would rather spend her money flying to Cuba and wasting it on $400 of champagne. Real nice. Good roll model.

160 days ago
108.

bucktownboy    

And Beyonce couldn't throw a few hundred thousand to her "half brother" to get off food stamps?

160 days ago
109.

Observer    

"but the judge is noodling over exactly what to do"

Clerical error? They either have his check or not.

What a DEAD BEAT, IRRESPONSIBLE, ELITIST PIG who doesn't care about HIS RESPONSIBILITY, so he let's HIS child be FED by US! OUR TAXES!

SCREW this IRRESPONSIBLE PUNK!

160 days ago
110.

Reallytho12345    

IT DOESN'T MATTER IF THE CHILD WAS ILLEGITIMATE OR NOT, IT'S A CHILD THAT SHARES THE SAME BLOOD AS HER, THE CHILD DIDN'T ASK TO BE BORN OR ASK FOR MONEY. IM NOT SAYING SHE SHOULD PAY CHILD SUPPORT FOR HER DAD OR EVEN HELP THE MOTHER BUT TO NOT ACKNOWLEDGE THE EXISTENCE OF THIS BABY BOY IS AWFUL. **BUT** IDK WHAT GOES ON IN THEIR PERSONAL LIFE OR IF SHE IS AROUND HIM TO JUDGE HER. IF SHE DOESN'T SHOW LOVE TO HER BROTHER THAT'S AWFUL & IT'S TAKING ANGER SHE HAS FOR HER DAD OUT ON A CHILD, AT THE END OF THE DAY HE IS HER BROTHER NOT BY CHOICE BUT BY BLOOD.

160 days ago
111.

Jennifer    

Are we sure that EBT card isn't a phony? Wouldn't it have her real name on there instead of her nickname?

160 days ago
112.

Reallytho12345    

& TO ALL THE PEOPLE COMPLAINING ABOUT HOW SHE SPENDS HER** MONEY , IT'S HER MONEY THAT SHE WORKED HARD FOR SO SHE CAN SPEND IT HOWEVER SHE WANTS WHENEVER ON WHOEVER SHE WANTS JUST AS YOU ALL DO YOUR HARD EARN MONEY

160 days ago
113.

jo'maam'a    

It's not Beyoncé s responsibility to bail out her dad here. He played, he pays. If he's too stupid to not take precautions, you asked for it. He needs to man up and assume the responsibility  of a parent. I'm sick of this lazy and dumb behavior then expecting others, like taxpayers in this instance, to support HIS kid. Lock the deadbeat up until the "clerical error" gets resolved and see how fast he finds the money.

160 days ago
114.

CharlieBronson    

BeOnYourWay Knowles

160 days ago
115.

Sofia    

He needs to step up and take care of his kid but she also needs to get a job. She saw this kid as her meal ticket. Now on TMZ asking for sympathy that she needs assistant.

160 days ago
116.

Bellaca    

Not Beyonce's problem.

This woman probably slept with Mathew believing she could use the connect to get close to Beyonce. It's the gold digging mommy's fault.

160 days ago
117.

Jillkp    

Here's the thing, if she needs support that's fine nothing wrong with that but she clearly sold TMZ this story with the picture of the card to monopolize on Beyonce's name which is wrong!

160 days ago
118.

al baby    

No such thing as illegitimate kids. Just illegitimate parents

160 days ago
119.

user name    

Its tricky! Mama thought she was hittin the jackpot, but that baby is blood.

160 days ago
120.

kraze4u    

Having babies is a hustle for women. They know to go after guys who have a stable career or guys who are already loaded.

160 days ago
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