BEYONCE Knowles’ father has been selling souvenirs from her career in his garden.
Matthew Knowles – who used to manage Beyonce and her sister Solange – reportedly held a yard sale outside his home in Houston on December 19 at which he was looking to offload a number of items from her early years including a huge poster on sale for $200 and tour books for $20 apiece.
According to gossip website TMZ, the 63-year-old businessman – who managed Beyonce’s group Destiny’s Child, which featured Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams – was also selling a Solange CD for just $1.96.
A source told the publication that Matthew rejected an offer from a buyer to purchase the Beyonce poster for $145, insisting he wanted $200 for it.
As well as Beyonce souvenirs, Matthew – who was fired as the 33-year-old brunette beauty’s manager in 2011 – was also said to be selling other non-celebrity items such as office furniture.
This comes as former lingerie model TaQoya Branscomb is said to be seeking child support from Matthew after he underwent a DNA test earlier this year that showed a 99.998 per cent certainty that her child, four-year-old daughter Koi, is his.
In 2010, Matthew acknowledged that he fathered a son, four-year-old Nixon, with Alexsandra Wright after being hit with a paternity suit and was ordered by a court to pay $12,000 a month in child support.
However, this was later reduced to $2,485 a month as Matthew claimed his income had significantly decreased, stating he earned just $127,000 in 2013, a huge drop from the $3 million a year he made when managing Beyonce.
Matthew’s admission he had fathered Nixon resulted in his 30-year marriage to wife Tina Knowles ending in 2010, but he remarried, to Gena Charmaine Avery, in June 2013. – BANG!