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Beyonce's Dad

I'm Poor Now

So Lower My Child Support

3/4/2014 5:06 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Mathew Knowles
-- who once made millions of dollars a year as Beyonce's manager -- just got his child support slashed because his income has plummeted in radical fashion.

Knowles asked a judge to reduce the $12,000 monthly child support he pays to baby mama Alexsandra Wright, with whom he has a 3-year-old son. 

Knowles -- who made $3 million a year before his daughter fired his ass in 2011 -- now says he pulled in a relative paltry $127K in 2013. 

And, Knowles says, even though his income has been slashed, his expenses remain sky high -- $51,000 a month.  To make up the shortfall, he's liquidating his assets.

The family court judge apparently validated his financial plight, and reduced his child support to $2,485 a month.

Not great news for Alexsandra, who's been getting $300 a month in food stamps.

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1.

StammerTimeFTW    

Better than Nothing!

150 days ago
2.

Max    

What a lousy bum. And I'm talking about the judge.

150 days ago
3.

pocketcommie    

Let me get this straight--before the drop in child support occurred, she was banking $144K a year in child support, PLUS getting $300 a month in food stamps?

150 days ago
4.

Observer    

Another classless Punk who doesn't take care of his responsibilities let alone the most important......
our Children.

150 days ago
5.

Comment king     

The relationship did not work out. They had a child together. The amount she is getting for their child is enough money to live in a decent place and provide the needs the home has. 300 bucks a month in free food is a perk for a lazy mother who obviously is a dead beat who can't make some money of her own. She deserves nothing more and she also sounds like she has entitlement issues. Your not apart of the masterpiece wake up and take some accountability and do the other half and that would equal six figures a year. Problem solved #deadbeatmplayingmooch

150 days ago
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Rigby    

WTF plus food stamps ontop of that 12K when he was able to pay it? As a tax payer I want my money back.

150 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

Boy did her plan backfire in every aspect. No big payday, no father for her child and her and the child completely shunned by the whole family. Karma kicked her square in the behind.

150 days ago
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christy    

Umm she better not have been getting $300 a month in food stamps with $12,,000 child support. I'm sure she was using that money to support herself as well. Which is wrong! I would hope she also started a college fund with that 12k while she continued her career! Yes I'm lmao

150 days ago
9.

Xianne    

Wow poor kid stuck with loser parents. At least the mom can go dig for more gold.

150 days ago
10.

Farrakhan Ashy Larry    

I hate Vette Guy, but don't any of you vote down his comments if you didn't hate the Kim K is a N lover comment a few weeks ago. Don't pick and choose when to agree with racists.

150 days ago
11.

BE    

These two played themselves...SMDH!!

150 days ago
12.

Yonce❤️❌⭕️    

Now, now, now, honey!!!
You better sit down and look around
I give you everything you want everything you need
Even your friends say I'm a good woman

150 days ago
13.

Veronica    

Lazy women with low self-esteem giving celebs babies they don't want to comnit to so you can get a check, Really?! Enough already with your ratchet asses!! Go to school an become gainfully employed!!

150 days ago
14.

Champagne Jayne    

This poor child is going to live a life of hell due to Mr. Knowles wandering Dick and her lack of ability, education or common sense to raise a baby.

150 days ago
15.

static    

Take cay yo keeeds.

150 days ago
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