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Beyonce’s father, Mathew Knowles, has been granted a cut in his child support payments to the mother of his 3-year-old son, Alexsandra Wright. His income has dropped significantly since his famous daughter fired him as her manager in 2011.
Knowles was originally paying Wright $12,000 a month, but a Los Angeles Superior Court judge cut that amount to just $2,500 a month.
According to the Associated Press, Knowles fathered his son with Wright when he was still married to Beyonce’s mother, Tina Knowles. Tina filed for divorce in 2009 after almost 30 years of marriage.
Knowles said he made $3 million a year as the “Drunk in Love” singer’s manager but by 2013 he had made $127,000 that year.
TMZ reports Wright is struggling to take care of their young son financially and she’s reportedly getting $300 a month in food stamps.
Knowles also stated since getting fired from his daughter in 2011, his income has drastically changed but his expenses per month remain at $51,000.
Beyonce was never directly mentioned in the legal paperwork.
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