Kurupt Denies Leaving Estranged Wife During Cancer Battle, Says They Broke Up Years Ago
About a month ago, we reported that Jovan Brown, the estranged wife of rapper Kurupt, accused him of leaving her during a very vulnerable time—when she was diagnosed with cancer.
Now, in the midst of their divorce proceedings, the rapper is sharing his side of the story. According to The Blast, Kurupt says that he and Brown broke up years before. And even though they were no longer together, he helped her with medical bills after the breakup.
Brown says the two married in 2007 and divorced in 2017.
She is currently seeking $14,413 a month in spousal support. Brown believes she’s entitled to the sum because she ran Kurt’s business matters for the past 16 years, helped arrange his deals, made sure his children (even those from other women) were taken care of and booked his travel.
Brown says last year she was diagnosed with an incurable form of cancer. She says Kurupt has refused to pay for the medical bills or any of her living expenses. In fact, she says he restricted her access to the business accounts and removed all the money from them.
She claims Kurupt left her for another woman and told her that he had a new family to provide for.
Kurt tells a different story.
In new documents he filed earlier this month, Kurupt said that they didn’t separate in 2017 but in 2010 and have been living apart ever since. He says that Brown began another relationship with a new man in 2012 and stopped dating him in 2015. Brown has publicly admitted to being in a relationship with ex-NBA player Gary Payton.
Kurupt says that he was an established artist when he met Brown and claims that she never managed his career. He said he gave her a job at his company in order to help her support herself and the kids. But he ended their business relationship last year when she was using the company account to pay her personal expenses, withdrawing money without his knowledge and having $65,000 of royalties rerouted into her personal account. He says that she owes him $175,000.
Legal documents state Kurupt “absolutely did not terminate [Brown] upon learning of her diagnosis” but that he loaned her money for medical expenses.
He has asked the judge to deny her request for spousal support and attorney fees.
We’ll be sure to keep you posted.