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      Mos Def in Child Support Trouble
      By: Alyssa Rashbaum

      February 15, 2006

      Mos Def is facing a whole new danger.

      The rapper/actor is having trouble paying his $10,000 monthly child support payments, and went before the Supreme Court in Brooklyn yesterday to explain the circumstances of his late payments, according to The New York Post.


      Mos had been ordered by a judge to pay $10,000 a month to support the seven- and eight-year-old daughters he had with estranged wife Maria Yepes-Smith. In the two months since the court order, which went into effect January 1, Mos has been short close to $2,000 each month.


      "I'm the only person who's providing for my children," Mos said in court.


      Karen Blaustein, a lawyer for Yepes-Smith, was not sympathetic. "I've bee seeing him in these commercials with Bruce Willis for his new movie," she told the Post. "I'm sure he made enough money to pay his child support for his seven- and eight-year-old daughters."


      "It's the best he can do under the circumstances," Mos' attorney, Steven Goldfeder, said during the hearing. "He has several children. He's always provided for them."


      Mos has three other children.

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      Daaaaag, Mos!

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      I heard about this. What they don't tell you in this article is that the mom is unemployed. Mos Def has been paying 8,000 dollars a month for each kid, which is MORE than enough to support a kid on.

      However, the law says that that is how much he should be paying, so he gotta do what he gotta do (unfortunately).

      I think that it is a shame though, because he IS paying child support, and I don't think he should be penalized for it.
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      Wow Mos Def I applaud your efforts and the mama needs to get her something to do!! Its really a shame how Dramatic and spoiled some mothers can be $10,000 seems to be more than enough,...she's probaly trying to keep up a certain lifestyle,..like she's materialistic or something

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      Quote Originally Posted by Nefertiti
      Wow Mos Def I applaud your efforts and the mama needs to get her something to do!! Its really a shame how Dramatic and spoiled some mothers can be $10,000 seems to be more than enough,...she's probaly trying to keep up a certain lifestyle,..like she's materialistic or something
      Exactly. She is supposed to be homeschooling the kids, but I heard that she isn't doing that.

      Personally, I don't know Mos Def's financial situation to comment on why he's coming up 2,000 dollars short. I think that he needs better accountants to handle his money, so that he won't come up short.

      It's really a shame that this even had to get out the way it did.
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      sounds like people in here making excuses for mos. 10,000 each month for 1 year for 1 year 2 kids is hmmm....120,000. she dosen't really need a job, she raising kids,that's a job biggere responsibility in it self. You all said we don't know Mos situation but we also don't know hers. We don't know her property taxes, we don't know her monthly bills, we don't alot of things. All i have to say Mos doing alot of things lately so he should have that extra 2 grand he scraping off the top. I know if he was a regualr Joe Blow and he was missing 100 in his payment yall would be saying all sort things about him...1
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      These type of figures astound me. $10000 per month? Oh the rich...

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      I hear you bro, BUT


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      I hear u bro! But at the same time you don't know his situation either. I'm a father of 2 and a husband. Our little money that we make can barely get us by. But we get by. How anybody thats reasonable would not have a big grevience with a person that is getting $8,000 a month for child support. She should count her blessings and do with what she gets thats TAX FREE ( correct me if I'm wrong). What could an 8 and a 9 year old possibly need that she would spend all that money every month! I'm sorry to say that women are takin this child support thing straight to the bank and runnin with it. How many other Joe blows have to move back in with their parents to pay child support or risk being locked up. If i get a raise then she gets a raise. They want a man to be a man but run him down every chance they get, especialy the good ones.


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      Peace!

      Child support is the one lesson we failed to learn from the elders who always said "Keep yte-folks out yo' business."

      Not EVEN addressing the relationship-politics of child support, but we def. need to bring order to our social-order.

      Brothers need to get about reconciling their differences with their children's mothers and take responsibility for the CARE and MAINTENANCE of thier off-spring. Perhaps then the women will withdraw from seeking "State" ordered 'child-support.'

      This is a slavery remnant that we need to "own" and do something about as a community and a people.

      Our babies and children are more than expenses, and worth more than a meal-ticket.

      Men and women are hit-and-miss on this issue, but we gotta get yte-folks outta' OUR business!

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      i agree creators college i think we need to stop rlying on the so-called "law" , especially when dealing with dealing with situations like this.
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      it's non-violent non-violent, till i'm hit wita rock/
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