News: 2 Live Crew's Luther Campbell Arrested Over Child Support Payments

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 10:20PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

2 Live Crew rapper Luther Campbell was arrested by Florida authorities Tuesday (February 17) night for reportedly missing over $10,000 in child support payments.

The arrest took place in the the Miami-Dade area.

Luther -- a member of the 2 Live Crew -- was just arrested in Miami-Dade County for contempt of court. Seems Luther didn't pay $10,233.36 he owes the court. (TMZ)

Campbell will be allowed to leave the city's pretrial detention center if he pays the amount due.

He can be released if he posts that amount, according to Janelle Hall, a county jail spokeswoman. Campbell, 48, was booked into Miami Dade's pretrial detention center at around 6:15 p.m., she said. The arrest stems from a Feb. 6 court order issued by Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Mindy Glazer in a paternity case filed against him by Shakera Morgan, according to court records. (Miami Herald)

The rapper is known for his achievements with the sexually explicit rap group 2 Live Crew.

The entrepreneur behind 2 Live Crew, owner of Luke Records, and former concert promoter Luther Campbell was at one time arguably the nation's most controversial hip-hop figure. Campbell formed the Miami-based quartet in 1987 and they were the centerpiece of a national campaign against allegedly obscene lyrics. He was embroiled in a volatile trial pitting him against then-Florida attorney general Jack Thompson. Campbell later became a solo artist, issuing his own discs as Luke Featuring 2 Live Crew. (All Music)

No information has yet been released on whether Campbell has posted bail.

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