Rapper Juvenile, whose real name is Terius Gray, was released from jail and rearrested Monday in New Orleans. The rapper has been in a long dispute with Dionne Williams, the mother of his 18-year-old son. In May of this year, Gray was ordered to pay Williams a total of $170,000 in back child support or spend 30 days in jail. Juvenile made a $20,000 payment and then disappeared.
Friday night Juve had a concert at Southpoint Hall in New Orleans. On Saturday, the Magnolia rapper was arrested and booked for failure to pay child support in the amount of $150,000. His arrest caused the rapper to miss a scheduled concert with Mystikal.
The back child support owed stems from 2012 and 2013 court rulings in Williams favor. On Monday, after paying $10,000 to secure his release, Juvenile was immediately taken back into custody and transferred to the St. Charles Parish jail on a warrant for an unrelated case.
Being in jail might interrupt the agreement the Gray made to secure his release. He is scheduled to make a payment of $20,000 no later than July 5, 2017. The rest is slated to be paid after the completion of a tour scheduled to start in September. Luckily the rapper’s bail was set at only $2,000.
The warrant that allowed Juve to be picked back up and jailed is an unrelated 2001 child support case filed by a woman named Shannon Horn. Apparently, the rapper has been ducking a paternity test and child support claim for 16 years.
Dionne Williams has another claim against Juvenile, claiming the 42-year-old rapper owes her more than an additional $70,000 in unpaid support since 2013. The case has not been ruled on yet but if the way Civil Court Judge, Nakisha Ervin-Knott, has made a point of not cutting the former Cash Money Records rapper any slack, Juvey better get his coins together quick.
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