For the past week, the internet has been buzzing about the news of Beyoncé’s half-sister Koi Knowles. As previously reported, Koi’s father is Matthew Knowles and her mother is TaQoya Branscomb. TaQoya’s camp has released a statement, addressing claims that she is an “opportunist” who only made a baby with Matthew to take the famous Knowles name.
TaQoya’s first rebuttal to that is that her and Matthew’s child is four years old and if she was an opportunist she would have told the tabloids about Beyoncé’s half-sister years ago. Her second rebuttal is that she is not the person responsible for leaking the information. The news of Koi Knowles existence was revealed to TMZ by Houston’s Harris County Family Court. Below is TaQoya’s official statement.
Mathew and I had a romantic relationship in 2009 during a difficult time in his life. It had nothing to do with