Mathew Knowles is back in paternity court again over yet another child out of wedlock. Somehow through all of his outrageous comments and child support suits, the deadbeat dad has managed to keep his business profile intact.
In case you aren’t up to speed on Knowles’ multiple dalliances, it all started while he was still married to Tina Knowles, Beyonce’s mother. While the couple was still married Matthew had an affair with actress Alexsandra Wright and got pregnant with Knowles’ child. After giving birth to son Nixon, she requested a paternity test from Knowles, who had admitted to having an affair with her. The paternity test was positive and Knowles was ordered to pay child support to Wright.
Knowles is again part of a paternity case, this time with lingerie model turned real estate agent TaQoya Branscomb claimed that in 2010 she and Knowles had an affair that resulted in a daughter, Koi. As of September 18, 2014 the paternity test has come back stated that Knowles is the father of four year old Koi. Branscomb is seeking child support and money to cover her lawyer fees.
It seems like Matthew Knowles’ full time job is being an embarrassment to his superstar daughter, but even through this latest revelation of love child number two, his business prospects seem as strong as ever and demand for his service are high.
He even recently ran a one-day boot camp for people trying to break into the music business called The Entertainment Industry: How Do I Get In? He was charging $199 for the one day camp, he’s got to make all those child support payments somehow.
Apparently no matter how bad of a person you are, if you raised and managed one of the greatest musical talents in a generation, people will want your input on things. Being Beyonce’s father has its perks no matter how far their personal relationship may have strayed.
When Knowles was asked about the boot camp he commented:
“I’ve been in the music and entertainment business more than 20 years and I know how it works,” says Knowles, founder and president of Music World Entertainment, a recording studio, media center and entertainment complex near downtown Houston. “I am able to save someone who wants to know what to do to get in a lot of legwork and time… time that it took me years to learn.”
Regardless of how you feel about someone with a shady past like Knowles, his financial success and role in propelling Beyonce to the top really can’t be argued. Artists and wannabe superstars are more than willing to overlook Matthew’s shortcoming because they think there’s a rainbow at the end of the tunnel. How many girls out there want to be the next Beyonce after all?
There are surely plenty of other music producers and executives out there with experience Knowles possesses, but if you simply have the notoriety from being Beyonce’s father you’re always going to have people that want to have a business relationship with you.
Beyonce is hotter than ever right now, and like it or not Matthew Knowles is still riding on those coattails and will continue to do so in the foreseeable future even if a third love child shows up at his doorstep.