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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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1.

Jaana    

She needs to go get a JOB.

61 days ago
2.

NOT ELMO    

We're told he now owes $32.2K...................MATHEW KNOWLES SHOULD BE LOCKED UP IF HE DOES NOT PAY....

61 days ago
3.

Breaking Bones    

& the Motto of the story is...
Gotta be careful who you have babies too
by the way where is Queen Bee ..she could get off her throne for 5 mins & help out
she doesn't seem to mind dropping thousands for alcohol at party's
oh sorry i forgot....thats what Queens do!
what a shameful situation

61 days ago
4.

w    

dads a p.o.s hey big sister step up and help your baby brother.

61 days ago
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NOT ELMO    

is now on public assistance ... and gets $3OO a month...............IF IT WERE UP TO THE REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS NOBODY WOULD GET FOODSTAMPS, ALL THE POOR PEOPLE THAT NEED IT TO SURVIVE WOULD JUST STARVE TO DEATH.................VOTE DEMOCRAT, VOTE FOR HILLARY / 2O16

61 days ago
6.

stevie    

Clerical error your ass to the appropriate office & sort this mess out....Mr Knowles

61 days ago
7.

stevie    

shame on you

61 days ago
8.

dimes    

Pathetic.

61 days ago
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MrHarryBawls2016    

Is that Jim Brown and why does his son need to eat food stamps??

61 days ago
10.

NOT ELMO    

EVERYBODY THAT LIVES IN CALIFORNIA PAYS SALES TAXES AND I'M SURE THEY PAY OTHER TAXES TOO, SO IF THEY NEED A LITTLE HELP TO BUY FOOD, I APPROVE OF IT BUT THE STATE SHOULD CHARGE MATTHEW KNOWLES ALL THE MONEY THE BABY MAMA IS GETTING IN PUBLIC ASSISTANTS..............NAIL MATTHEW

61 days ago
11.

ASH    

Beyonce and Jay z are illuminati.
They have sold their souls to get famous!

61 days ago
12.

elle    

Knowles should support his kid and pay what he owes, and she should try to find a job to support herself and her child. What a shame.

61 days ago
13.

Bryon    

The Judge wouldn't Noodle if she had a real case

61 days ago
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MrHarryBawls2016    

It would be funny if while Beyonce was "singing" (lyp-synching) and dancing someone threw a big garbage bag full of marbles onto the stage. I would have a good giggle if that were to occur...

P.S. Hi to Bobby + Sherry. We will be up at the cabin this weekend. Verna sends her love...

Troy S.

61 days ago
15.

Endgame    

no sympathy here,, get a frigging job instead of living off the gravy train. totally hate women that use their kids as a meal ticket.

61 days ago
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