Judge Shows No Mercy to Mathew Knowles

Beyoncé's dad was hit with a serious child-support bill.

Mathew Knowles made headlines last year after word got out that he impregnated a woman while he was still married to Beyoncé and Solange's mother, Tina. Now, a judge has ruled on how much the former A-list "dadager" will cough up in child support, and it's no chump change.

Bossip reports that a Houston family court judge ripped Knowles for paying off his baby mama Taqoya Branscomb with $225,000 in "hush money" to keep her from summoning him into court over their daughter, Koi. His shady back-door tactics pushed the judge to order him to pay Branscomb $70,822 in back child support.

"Mr. Knowles knew of his paternity in September 2009 and clearly sought to avoid the establishment of a support obligation based primarily on the tolling agreement and the payment of monies pursuant to said agreement, which the court can only reasonably conclude was hush money," Judge David D. Farr wrote as part of his ruling in Harris County District Court.

Branscomb sued Knowles in 2014 over the paternity of Koi, who was born in 2010, and the two have been going back and forth ever since. In addition to the almost $71K he now has to pay, he will also be required to dish out monthly payments of $1,496 in regular child support, in addition to Koi's health insurance and Branscomb's attorney fees, which totaled $50,000.

Take a look at Wendy Williams's coverage of Mathew Knowles's new "superstar 101" course in the video, below. is your No. 1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music. 

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