Matthew Knowles (pictured right), superstar singer Beyonce’s father, is allegedly so behind in his child support payments to the tune of $32,135.90 that his child and baby mama are receiving public assistance and food stamps, according to TMZ.
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Knowles’ state of California child support records were first obtained by TMZ last year and the site stated that the entrepreneur reportedly stiffed Alexsandra Wright out of the financial support. The courts mandated that Knowles dole out $12,000 a month for the care of his three-year-old son, Nixon (pictured next to Wright), with Wright, who starred in the now defunct TV comedy, “Scrubs.”
Knowles was married to Beyoncé and sister Solange’s mother, Tina for 31 years until they separated in 2009, then officially divorced in 2011. The couple parted ways after it came to light that Knowles had an affair with Wright and the union had produced a love child. Wright gave birth to Nixon on February 4, 2010 following an 18-month affair with Knowles.
The 61-year-old record executive at first denied that Nixon was his child but a DNA test later proved otherwise.
Soon after the revelation, Beyonce, whose career was managed by Knowles, relieved him of his duties.
Knowles went on to tie the knot last July with Gena Avery, 48, and neither of his daughters showed up at the nuptials. Knowles stated at the time that both Beyoncé and Solange had previous engagements.
Now Wright is reportedly having quite a time making ends meet financially. Last year, sources close to her allegedly told TMZ that she has had to pull Nixon out of private school because she could not afford the exorbitant cost. Now, the single mom has reportedly resorted to receiving government assistance, getting $300 a month on a state-issued EBT card for food.
Even though the pair have had some ugly legal entanglements before it will get even uglier now, if Knowles does not pay up! The allegedly delinquent dad blames a clerical error within the court system for the tardy payments to Wright.
Wright’s case against her ex is reportedly being examined by a judge. Stay tuned.
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Celebs Tweet Their Thoughts About #JusticeForSandraBland
1. Jesse Williams
#SandraBland's treatment while attempting to travel freely on HER public roadways has been acknowledged as unlawful. She is already dead.
2. Taraji P. Henson
"SAY HER NAME #SandraBland"
3. Ava DuVernay
"'Why are you arresting me?' Because you know your rights. Because I can. Because no one'll believe you. #SandraBland"
4. Kim Kardashian
#WhatHappenedToSandraBland We need answers!!!! This is NOT ok! This is all shady! They need to own up to this & tell the truth!
5. Jussie Smollet
"A loss 4 words. #SandraBlandMatters #BlackLivesMatter 👈🏿tell me this should change once the nation shows that we do. "
6. Snoop Dogg
🙏🌹. Sandra. Rip. 🌹🌹
7. K. Michelle
R.I.P to this queen. This could've been any of us. My prayers go out to her family. #sandrabland https://instagram.com/p/5fvlO_AhCf/
8. Gabrielle Union
SAY HER NAME!!! #SandraBland #SandraBland #SandraBland #SayHerName
"We must get to the cause of #sandrabland death because this CANNOT happen again #deathorfreedom"
10. David Banner
"When will we fight back. A man's duty on earth is to protect women and children. Where are the gangsters? Preachers? We need you. Please."
11. Nicki Minaj
"Rest In Peace #SandraBland"
12. Talib Kweli
"We the people ask @LorettaLynch to investigate #SandraBland #KimberleeRandleKing RETWEET "
Signs. Signs. Signs all around us. The Message is Here. #SandraBland
14. Missy Elliot
"When I look at the #SandraBland traffic video it brings so many emotions😳😢😡😡😤!"
15. Jessie J
"God bless your soul Sandra | #sandrabland | Change needs to come |Justice needs to be served | Heart… https://instagram.com/p/5fV79mQ0aw/ "
16. Jackee Harry
"It's time y'all, it's time.." #SandraBland #BlackLivesMatter
"In memory of #SandraBland these things don't make no kinda sense "
18. Holly Robinson Peete
I really don't look forward to having ANOTHER difficult conversation w my kids tonight...but here we go again😧💔 #SandraBland #SayHerName 😢
19. Jeffrey White
Sadly, doesn't matter by whose hand she died. Unjustified arrested set the outcome in motion. The state murdered her. #JusticeForSandraBland
Sandra could have been your mother, sister, aunt, friend or if she wasn't killed the community outreach advisor A&M. #SandraBland
21. Joan Smalls
"My heart is broken. Sending my deepest condolence to her family and friends. May you find Strength, Peace and Justice. When will this stop? #EqualityForAll #RIP #Why #SayHerName
22. Gladys Knight
Sandra Bland.... #SayHerName #SandraBland
23. Cara Delevigne
Things need to change NOW #SANDRABLAND #Justice #Equality
24. Meek Mill
"Rip to that young lady that lost her life about a traffic stop! 🙏 ima make sure I pray for her and her family! 🙏😄😄😄"