News: Juvenile Clarifies Paternity Test Demands, "My Son Acts & Looks Just Like Me"
Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012 2:15PM
Former Cash Money Records artist Juvenile is stepping forward to calm tensions after reportedly demanding a paternity test for his thirteen year-old son.
Despite the public's perception, Juvie the Great promises he loves his son no matter the biological makeup.
Rapper Juvenile tells TMZ ... he strongly believes he's the biological father of his 13-year-old son ... and claims he only demanded a paternity test as a procedural step to "get custody" of the kid. Juvenile recently filed court docs, demanding the test ... claiming he never established paternity when his son was born and didn't even sign the birth certificate at the time. He also claimed the boy's mother has had sexual relations with other people ... so there's a chance he's not the real daddy. But despite what he said in the court papers, Juv tells TMZ ... "My son acts and looks just like me. I am doing this for procedural reasons to get custody." (TMZ)
This week, reports emerged online claiming Juvenile wanted a paternity test.
Juvenile has been a bit absent from the music community, but it looks like he's been battling a bit more than just trying to sell records these days. The "Back That Azz Up" rapper has been playing Dad for the last 13 years, with a baby mama requesting child support; even though their son stays with him a majority of the time. But recently Juvy has had an arrest warrant out for his supposed skipped child support payments totaling somewhere around $160,000. Perhaps he's never paid? Either way, Juvenile has taken this situation into his own hands and decided to file suit against his baby mama. (Fresh Like Dougie)
The matter is slated to get addressed during a court session next month.
Juvenile claims he only recently learned the boy's mother was having sexual relations with "at least one other man" at the time and that he was "fraudulently induced" into various child support agreements. He is requesting a paternity test and if it turns out he's not the father ... he wants all judgments against him released AND he wants back every dime he laid out for the boy for the last 13 years. Ouch. The two sides are set to be in court next month. (TMZ)
In February, the New Orleans rapper released a statement after reports emerged online claming he was wanted by police.
"With reference to recent allegations made against me, I would like my fans to know that such accusations are completely false and my legal team is currently at work to prove so. In the meantime, I stay positive. I will continue to focus on my work and I look forward to the release of my upcoming album. - Juvenile" (Statement)