Beyonce's father Mathew Knowles has won a reduction in his child support payments by more than $9,000 (£5,402).

The former music manager was ordered to pay his former mistress Alexsandra Wright $12,000 (£7,202)-a-month after a paternity test proved he is father of her son, Nixon, who was born in February, 2010.

However, his superstar daughter dismissed him as her manager in 2011, greatly decreasing his income from a reported $3 million (£1.8 million) a year to $127,000 (£76,212) in 2013.

Because of his plummeting income and a reported $51,000 (£30,605) spent on monthly expenses, Knowles asked a California judge to lower his child support payments to Wright, and his request was approved, according to

Now Knowles is only required to hand over $2,485 (£1,492) a month, which is $9,515 (£5,711) less than his previous payments.

Beyonce's mother Tina filed for divorce from her husband of 29 years in 2009 just weeks after Wright submitted her paternity lawsuit.