Beyoncé father Mathew Knowles played a major role in her rise to superstardom. From the success of Destiny’s Child to multiplatinum-selling solo albums, her father and former manager was always by her side. He was even the motivation behind her song “Daddy,” the last track on her debut solo album Dangerously in Love.
Ironically, Mathew Knowles is now giving bad press to the career that he helped build. According to TMZ, Knowles is currently caught up in a bitter child support battle with his former mistress and mother of his 2-year-old son, Alexsandra Wright.
Wright has filed legal documents asking the family court to increase her $12,000 a month child support to cover private school and security expenses. She claims she needs security because Knowles sent her a threatening email saying, “You hurt my family. There’s a price to pay.”
Beyoncé mother Tina Knowles filed for divorce from her husband of 31 years after she found out about the love child in 2011. That same year, Beyoncé parted ways with her father on a business level and revealed the he will no longer be her manager.
According to reports, Knowles does pay his child support but has neglected to pay school expenses because they have yet to agree on a private school. He feels Wright’s legal move will backfire because his income has drastically decreased since he and Beyoncé parted ways.