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Monday, June 19, 2017 11:44 AM

Here's Why Juvenile Was Reportedly Arrested Over Father's Day Weekend

By: Monya Fleming

Here's Why Juvenile Was Reportedly Arrested Over Father's Day Weekend
Juvenile, whose real name is Terius Gray, was arrested and booked into the New Orleans Justice Center jail in the week hours of Saturday, June 17, just in time for Father's Day. 

Juvenile had just finished up a performance at the Southport Hall in Louisiana, alongside fellow Louisiana rapper Mystikal. The rapper is accused of both failing to pay child support and for contempt of court. 

Media outlets report that Civil Court Judge Nakisha Ervin-Knott has ordered the 42-year-old rapper to pay $154,000 to Dionne Williams for support of his teenage son or face 90 days behind bars. 

The “Slow Motion” rapper owes back child support from back in 2012 through 2013. At that time, a ruling determined that the rapper owed $170,000 and Juvenile reportedly paid about $20,000 in April. He was also charged with contempt of court for failure to appear at a May 8 hearing, as well as the lack of child support payment.

A local news outlet reported that authorities often jail defendants who have the means to pay child support in order to force them into raking out the cash.

This certainly isn't the first time the rapper has been in trouble with the law. 
In 2003, Juvenile pleaded guilty to a charge of theft and was ordered to pay a hefty fine in addition to restitution to a New Orleans victim. In 2006, he was arrested in Florida as part of a child support investigation. He was released after providing a DNA sample for a paternity test.

In 2008, the rapper's 4-year-ol daughter Jelani was shot and killed in Georgia. Jelani was murdered along with her mother Joy Deleston and older half sister by Deleston's oldest son, 17-year-old Anthony Tyrone Terrell Jr. 

And just last year, Gray was accused of attacking a man at a South Carolina Waffle House. The alleged victim reportedly made an insulting remark about his wife.

Gray rose to fame in the late 1990s and early 2000s as a member of The Hot Boys. He has not been very active in the rap scene since that time. However in 2015, he released his Mardi Gras 2 mixtape and was rumored to be working on a new project with Lil Wayne and former Cash Money producer Mannie Fresh.

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