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Bow Wow

Fails to Disclose BET Deal

In Child Support Case

10/2/2012 10:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Bow Wow
has been ordered to pay child support for his 1-year-old daughter, but we've learned he withheld critical financial information from the judge.

Bow Wow and baby mama Joie Chavis were in court Monday, fighting over exactly how much Bow Wow is worth and how much he has to pay.  After some haggling, Bow Wow voluntarily agreed to shell out $3,000 a month in support for baby Shai.

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.

Calls to Bow Wow's rep were not immediately returned.

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Chase    

A dishonest black man? Say it isn't so!!

570 days ago
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guteantworten.com    

What happened to his " long "money

570 days ago
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Trina    

Maybe he was stating what he currently makes, not future wages. He hasnt started on BET yet, right? Still 3K a month for child support is in reality so that she does not have to work. What about royalties for his movies??

570 days ago
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dave    

So, wait, a rap star who's showed us no less than two super expensive houses on Mtv Cribs, plus countless six-figure cars and pieces of jewelry, plus a few major Hollywood films under his belt and now he's saying he only makes $50,000 a year? When and how did this happen?

570 days ago
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KnuckleDragger    

$100 a day for a 1-year old? Really? What's does she have for lunch...CRACK?!

570 days ago
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Eli7798    

Byrinnnnnnnnnninnnnnninnnninnnn! lol!

570 days ago
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Chris    

Perhaps he needs to go back to his movie Lottery Ticket and participate in a scratch off!

570 days ago
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CC    

NBC just posted another story on Lohan. Since TMZ has to read their material it will probably be another hour before it's posted here.

570 days ago
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David    

Thats what happens when you bareback skank video hoes. You get broke for child support. Hoes like her dont have a soul nor the capability to actually love someone. They only love money, lil hood rat should have known better.

570 days ago
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nolights    

baby gonna grow up with alot of baggage (double entendre)

570 days ago
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Tammy    

You're asking why he didn't mention the gig to the judge AFTER the hearing was done?! AFTER it was done?! Are you for real? Besides, it sound to me like he suspected it MIGHT happen before the hearing and that's why he agreed to 3K on a $4K income. If it hadn't happened, I'm sure he'd be going back to court to get the $3K reduced. You people at TMZ are truly idiotic.

570 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

How can he disclose it? The decision was made after his court date. Duh? However, they'd have to bring up in the next court date though to cover his ass.

570 days ago
13.

Carl    

He's also going to be a playable character in the newest NBA video game (2k13). The game will sell millions of copies and I'm sure he's getting royalties from that.

570 days ago
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DaveT    

From the story, it appears the judge did *not* know about the BET job until *after* the hearing, neither did Bow Wow....so how would he let the judge know?
So it appears Bow Wow was making $4000 at the time of the court hearing...and the judged ordered him to pay $3000 a month.
...75% of his income.
A grown man to live on $1000 a month, and the baby to live on $3000 a month....?
Plus pay an additional $11,500?
The story here is a little unclear, so don't know if we have all the amounts and details in place yet, but from the looks of it so far it appears to be a typical case our family courts running over men like a steamroller and leaving them broke, homeless and struggling to feed themselves, while the baby's mother gets a fat wad of money every month.

570 days ago
15.

Horndog    

What would Lil Wayne (tm) say about this?

570 days ago
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