Remember when the sister of Bow Wow’s baby mama asked him when he was going to publicly announce he’s a deadbeat dad? Well I think he just did. Yesterday, we were all happy for little Shad Moss after learning he got a full-time gig on “106&Park” but some of that excitement dimmed, for me at least, when word of his child support situation became public.
Before Bow Wow officially became a BET employee Monday he was handling some legal business, attending a court hearing with the mother of his 1-year-old daughter, Joie Chavis, to determine how much child support he should pay. Eventually, TMZ says, Bow Wow volunteered to pay $3,000 a month in child support which sounds awfully admirable, but when you look at this situation a little more closely, something is a bit fishy.
Bow Wow told the judge … he makes $4,000 a month working as an employee at Cash Money Records, and that’s it. He testified he leases a Jeep and has a grand total of $1,500 in his checking account.
So here’s the question — if he makes $4,000 a month before taxes, how can he afford to pay $3,000 a month in child support?
We’ll here’s an answer … After the court hearing was concluded, Bow Wow was officially named host of BET’s long-running and influential hip hop show, “106 & Park.” Bow Wow made no mention of this in court.
The judge will have some tough questions for Bow Wow in December, when the court rules on a permanent child support order.
In the meantime, the judge also ordered Bow Wow to pay $11,500 in back child support.
Now there’s no way a baby needs more than $3,000 a month to survive, but for Bow Wow to volunteer such a large amount means he’s likely about to rake in some silly money for his new hosting gig and those stacks are nothing to him. I’m not mad at him for that, but what judge thought it made sense that a man claiming to only bring in $4,000 in income each month, with only $1,500 supposedly in the bank, would openly volunteer to pay $3,000 of that to his baby mama? C’mon now. Bow Wow is clearly protecting some of his assets, which is cool, but I am concerned about that $11,500 in back support he’s been ordered to pay. It sounds like little sister Najah might have been telling the truth about how Bow Wow ”aint never bought a wipe, diaper, or formula.”#NoBueno.
What do you think about how Bow Wow handled his child support situation?
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