Where them dollars at?
It’s no secret that many rappers have, ahem, sowed their wild oats all over the world, but not too many prepare for what comes after the harvest season. Whether they want to or not, these rap daddies owe it to their kids to provide for them. Unfortunately not all of them do. See which artists can’t (or won’t) shell out the support their babies need.
Back in 2010, TMZ reported that the rapper was ordered to pay his ex-wife, Kelis, over $350K in back child (and spousal) support plus $10,000 per month until it’s paid off. A year earlier, his monthly payments had been upped from $40K to $51K — a whopping $600,000 a year. Yikes!
DMX refused to pay child support for 10 years to his baby mama, Patricia Trejo, until a DNA test proved he was the father. But after racking up a lump sum of $1 million in back payments, the LA Supreme Court made him shell out the cash and provide for his daughter. Unfortunately, he’s not making money like he used to, so with 10 other children from other women that also need support, he was forced to file for bankruptcy in 2014.
Luda lost a drawn-out legal battle with the mother of his infant daughter, high school friend Tamika Fuller, and failed to cover child support costs. Luda was ordered by the Georgia Courts to fork out $35K per month. The rapper/actor had previously filed paperwork to keep payments low ($1,754.66 per month), but with a net worth of approximately $60 million, the judge wasn’t having it.