News: Coolio's Baby Mother Tells Rapper To Pay Up, Demands $300/Month In Child Support
Sunday, Apr 18, 2010 8:35AM
Rap veteran Coolio's baby mother has reportedly demanded the emcee pay $300 a month for their one year-old son.
According to reports, the rapper earns just over $1,300 a month.
A local child support agency in Los Angeles filed documents recently asking a court to order the "Gangsta's Paradise" rapper to pay $300 in monthly child support for his one-year-old son, Christopher Kal El Ivey Bellesi. But his baby mama, Anabella Bellesi, tells TMZ the child support crackdown is a necessary requirement. She says in order to apply for Medi-Cal for their son -- she must prove to the state that she has exhausted all her options. It's a good thing she has a backup plan. According to the filed docs, Coolio only earns $1,387 a month. (TMZ)
The rapper recently had a $10,000 bench warrant issued after he failed to attend a court hearing.
Rapper Coolio has escaped arrest after turning up for a court hearing on Tuesday - a day after a Los Angeles judge issued a bench warrant to have him detained. However, after showing up for the hearing on Tuesday, Coolio - real name Artis Leon Ivey, Jr. - escaped further action by proving he had adhered to the terms of his probation, including a drug rehab program. The hip-hop star is due back in court on January 18, 2011 for his next progress report. (Canoe News)
Last June, Coolio pleaded guilty to drug possession after being arrested in Los Angeles International Airport.
He pleaded guilty today to one felony count of possession of a controlled substance, cocaine. Ivey, 45, will enter an 18-month drug rehabilitation program, known as Deferred Entry of Judgment, said Deputy District Attorney Cynthia Inda. If he successfully completes the program, he can request that the judge dismiss his case at the end of 18 months. He is scheduled to return September 28 at LAX Superior Court for a progress report. (Los Angeles Daily News)
A judge reportedly urged Coolio to accept a plea deal a month prior.
The case involving Coolio was extended until June 26 in a Los Angeles court Friday. At Friday's court session, which lasted about 20 minutes, the judge told the rapper he should strongly consider a plea bargain. The rapper did not wear his Sunday best for the proceeding, clad in a multi-colored sport coat, jeans and tennis shoes, with his trademark crazy hair. RadarOnline.com has learned he was accompanied by his girlfriend and six supporters. (Radar Online)
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