Friday, September 19, 2008


Let me find out this week as been filled with more baby mama drama than a little! Last week news of Lashonda Dixon (one of T.I.'s three baby mothers) was in the process of suing him for more child support for her and the two sons she shares with the rapper emerged. She felt the 2 grand she received per month from T.I. wasn't enough to support her and their children. Soon after, a statement from T.I.'s lawyer (thanks for bring it to my attention Amanda!) was released stating that his client is an 'exemplary parent' and 'spends approximately 40 percent his time with them'....yada, yada, yada. Well, T.I. felt the need to add his own 2 cents in an effort to let everyone know that he is not a deadbeat dad as Lashonda is implying. In a statement posted on his official website, T.I. said:
"A lot of deceiving information has been reported regarding my recent child support proceeding. It is unfortunate that the media has been used to manipulate the circumstances and distort the facts. To clarify the recent reports, in addition to the $2000 per month I pay in cash to Lashon Dixon, the mother of my sons Domani and Messiah, I also pay for their private schooling, medical insurance, clothing, food, gifts, birthdays and extracurricular activities. Their extra-curricular activities have included football, basketball, baseball, acting lessons, summer camp, and any other activities that they express a desire to be involved in that will contribute to them leading balanced lives and developing into well rounded individuals. I have also made an attempt to help Lashon with additional payments that have included a down payment to purchase her home, purchase of an automobile for her transportation and other financial obligations. These expenses are documented and are far in excess of the $2000 cash payment that is being paid direct to Lashon. She has chosen not to work and to live 100% from her child support receipts. This is the reason for her difficulties in making ends meet for herself.


In other baby mama drama news, on Monday a bench warrant was issued for the arrest of the mother of Damon Dash's 16-year-old son Damon 'Boogie' Dash Jr. for refusing to return the teen to his daddy. Dame has full custody of Boogie and expected his son to be returned several weeks ago following a weekend visit with his mom, Linda Williams, at her Long Island home. After several days of ignoring court orders to bring the child back to Dash's Manhattan apartment, the judge issued a bench warrant on Monday for her arrest. Williams has said she enrolled her son at a high school near her Long Island home. According to the New York Post, Williams’ lawyer said Damon Jr. wants to live with her and not his father.

I mean, really.

Not only do I support my boys 100% financially, I am also committed to their emotional and spiritual growth. While I would enjoy the luxury of being present for all of my children’s activities, unfortunately the demands of my career and the need to secure my family’s financial security as well as insuring my kid’s personal growth dictates that I travel constantly and work tirelessly. Despite my hectic schedule, I make it a priority to be present for important occasions in their lives. This includes being home for their birthdays, school functions and being present at as many of their extra-curricular activities as I am able. I also am available to them at all times to provide guidance and support as a father regardless of my schedule or location. They are my first priority.

Again, there is nothing more important to me than my children. This is demonstrated by my effort to support them in every way that I can. Any reasonable person knowing the facts would conclude that all of my children’s needs are being far exceeded. My support of them in every way is documented and cannot be legitimately challenged.

I believe that it is every parent’s responsibility to provide unconditional love and support for their kids. I have made every attempt to do so for my boys. Again, I provide 100% of their financial support. I should only be judged for my actions and not Lashon’s conscience decision not to work and not to contribute to the financial support of our boys."


K said...

That damn chick got her money!
ATLANTA - A judge on Tuesday ordered rapper T.I. to pay more child support to the mother of two of his children after she claimed he wasn't providing enough money.

Superior Court Judge Bensonetta Tipton Lane told the two-time Grammy winner, whose real name is Clifford Harris, to pay just over $3,000 a month to LaShon Dixon. He had been paying about $2,000 per month. The judge also said the 27-year-old performer must continue to pay for the boys to attend private school, uninsured medical bills and expenses related to the children's extracurricular activities. Tipton Lane also awarded the couple on Tuesday joint custody of the boys, ages 7 and 8. Dixon, 28, was granted primary physical custody. The children previously spent about 40 percent of their time with the rapper. Dixon's attorney, Randy Kessler, said his client is still unsatisfied with the amount the judge ordered T.I. to pay but is happy to receive more child support. "Every little bit helps," Kessler said. "She was just getting by with the children, while they lived a different life with their father. It can't be complete opposites on the other side."

27? Damn, he is 2 young & hot 2 be going through all this drama

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