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Beyonce's Dad

Off The Hook For Now

On Child Support

4/24/2014 12:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Beyonce Dad Child Support Payments
Beyonce's dad -- the onetime millionaire manager of Destiny's Child -- just got a pass from a judge on his child support obligation ... because he grossly overpaid in the past.

As we've reported ... baby mama Alexsandra Wright has dragged  Mathew Knowles in and out of court for months ... accusing him of falling behind in support payments for their 3-year-old son. 

Knowles had been ordered to pay Wright $12K a month as of Feb. 2013 ... but a few weeks ago, he got a judge to reduce it to $2,485 a month, claiming his income had dwindled.

But sources familiar with the case tell us ... Knowles just scored again, convincing the judge he's been OVER-PAYING all along -- arguing the entire time he should only have been paying $2,485 ... amounting to an overpayment of $110K.

The judge agreed ... giving him credit for the overpayment.   

Bottom line Knowles won't have to pay Wright  -- who has been getting $300 a month in food stamps -- ANYTHING for the next 3-and-a-half years.  Wright vows to continue her fight.

But there's a final twist ... Welfare officials typically come after the dad when the mom is on public assistance, so we're told he'll probably end up giving her something, beginning this summer.


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SAY WHAT?! She was getting 12K a month and on food stamps? Then the judge reduces it too over 2K a month and she's on food stamps?! How the hell isn't she in jail????

151 days ago


TMZ really found some crappy pics for this article.

149 days ago


now this bum of a mother makes it difficult for the single mothers out there who are really struggling without the father's help. This heffa was getting all this money for years and the second it stops, you're reduced to food stamps? Girl kick rocks barefoot. Get a job and get over that idea you had that you were gonna give birth to a cash cow. And if this adultress brings up beyonces name like she's owed something...... she deserves to get her behind stomped by every family member.

149 days ago

Tabitha Lower    

How is she getting Food stamps if he was paying her $12 grand a month and then reduced to $2400 where was that money going?

133 days ago


Get a job you gold-diggin skank! News alert: YOU'RE the deadbeat parent, not him. He's a cheating, low down dog, but at least he was paying your trifling butt $12k a month in child support when he was initially ordered to do so, which clearly makes YOU the ******* of the day! Stop looking for pity, wasting everybody's time going in & out of court, and expecting someone else (namely Beyonce) to finance your dumb self and child!!! You're a disgrace to single parents all over the world and making a mockery of the food stamp, public housing & other government assistance programs. My're a horrible person/mother! Seems like your m.o. is sleeping with and getting knocked up by rich, married celebrities. They say there's a sucker born every minute, and any man who lays down with you is that sucker! Good thing I'm not the judge in your jurisdiction...I'd do everything within my legal capacity to remove this child from your custody as it's plainly obvious you're just using him as a pawn to extort money from his father. I bet Matthew regrets EACH & EVERY day he didn't have a vasectomy! Women like you don't deserve children and I pity the big dummy who will unfortunately end up being your next victim. #lowclasswhore

124 days ago


Add 12,000 for 3 yrs and tell me why she's broke. Now she's trying to milk Beyonce!!!! She blew that money on herself thinking she hit a goldmine!

63 days ago


I suspect she only got pregnant because she thought he was a cash machine. Oops, joke's on her.

5 days ago
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