Columbia Record executives are concerned that a family feud between [lastfm]Beyoncé Knowles[/lastfm] and her father-manager Matthew might be bad for the pop icon’s business down the road.
Simply put: Knowles is irate with her father after he fathered a love child with Alexsandra Wright, 38, a woman who is 20 years his junior. Even though Matthew Knowles separated from [lastfm]Beyoncé’s[/lastfm] mother Tina last November, the fact that he’s had a child with his mistress of one and half years is outrageous in the Diva’s book.
Matthew Bowles has been [lastfm]Beyoncé[/lastfm]’s architect since her days with the soul trio [lastfm]Destiny’s Child[/lastfm].
One music industry insider tells Page Six, “[lastfm]Beyoncé[/lastfm] was horrified to find out her dad cheated on her mom. She always looked up to him, and she is very close to her mom, so this has hit her really hard. She is refusing to speak to him, which is making things difficult where it comes to managing her career. Some people at Columbia now think it would be better to move him aside.”
Wright is a former “Scrubs” actress and current branding executive. DNA tests proved that Matthew Knowles is the father of the five-month old. A judge ordered the music manager to temporarily shell out $8,200 a month in child support; a settlement that Knowles and Wright are close to finaling.