Mathew Knowles Ordered To Pay $71K In Back Child Support

Entertainment | 01/06/2016 | 02:45 PM EST

A judge orders the music exec to pay up for his five-year-old daughter

Mathew Knowles' baby mama is hitting him hard in the pockets.

According to Bossip, a judge ruled last month that the father of Beyoncé and Solange Knowles will need to pay $70,822 in back child support (plus interest) to Taqoya Branscomb, the mother of his five-year-old daughter. The young girl was born in 2010 while Mathew was still married to his ex-wife, Tina Knowles-Lawson.

Mathew is also expected to pay $1,496 a month in regular child support, as well as the child's health insurance and Branscomb's attorney fees (which total $50,000). Mathew's wages have been garnished to pay off the debt.


If that wasn't enough, Judge David D. Farr ripped Mathew for disregarding his parental responsibilities.

"The court notes that Mr. Knowles has zero interest, and in this court's consideration on the evidence, zero capability of being a positive role model in the child’s life," Judge Farr stated.

Branscomb has been awarded sole custody of their daughter.


(Photo: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

related stories

Top 100 of 2016

Centric's counting down the best music videos of the year!

Get Real

Tamar Braxton Laughs At The Real's Ratings Struggle

The Blind Side

Kim Kardashian Blind-Sided By Kanye's Nervous Breakdown