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Since a DNA test confirmed Flavor Flav is the father of a now three-year old boy, whom he shares with his former manager, he stepped up and began paying child support.
But according to court documents obtained by TMZ, the Public Enemy star still owes his baby mama, who’s his former manager Kate Gammell, a hefty balance.
When working out a child support agreement in 2021, both parties reportedly agreed Flav (born William Jonathan Drayton Jr.), 63, would pay $3,000 a month going forward. But by the time he started making payments, little Jordan was two-years-old and his mom had already incurred various baby expenses totaling $78,704.
Child support deal: Flavor Flav, 63, is keeping up with his $3000 a month child support payments, but he owes more than $78,000 in baby expenses that mounted up the first two years of the boy’s life
As part of the child support agreement, Flav agreed that he would pay the baby expenses for the first two years.
But according to Gammell’s family, the Fight The Power rapper did not make the first payment on the balance incurred, which was supposed to start in April.
Flav told TMZ that he intends on paying the $78K, and is currently working with an accountant to help get his finances in order.
Outstanding child support: According to the parents of baby mama, Kate Gammell, Flav missed his first payment on the balance incurred that was to begin in May
Flav told TMZ that he intends on paying the $78K, and is currently working with an accountant to help get his finances in order; his son Jordan is seen in his father’s merch
History: The boy’s mother, Kate Gammell, used to be Flavor Flav’s manager
The New York native also pointed out that he’s still paying his $3,000 monthly child support payments for Jordan.
And that’s on top of him paying down Gammell’s $100,000 attorney fees, which he maintains he’s already paid out $40,000 of it.
It turns out the former Flavor Of Love star took a DNA last year, which ended up confirming Joran was his eighth child. After getting back the results, Jordan’s maternal grandparents revealed he wasted little time in agreeing to child support and a custody agreement.
Since then, he’s started spending quality time with his boy, in hopes of building a father-son relationship. One of those moments, showing Flav teaching Jordan how to play drums, was caught on camera.
‘Jordan’s first TikTok jamming with his dad,’ Gammell captioned a TikTok video, adding, ‘He sure loves the drums!’ #JordanDrayton #Drumlife #Doingmyfavoritething #DrummingwithDad #FlavorFlav’
Budding musician: The Public Enemy star has been spending time with Jordan, including teaching him how to play drums, which was captured in a TikTok
Drumming up a relationship: Flav can be seen standing behind Jordan, showing him how to hit the drum heads and symbols
Human beat box: He’s keeping the beat, yea, yea, yea,’ the He Got Game star declared after stepping back from the drum set. ‘Oh man, this is the best, yes this is the best’
In the video, Flav can be seen standing behind Jordan, showing him how to hit the drum heads and symbols. About a half-minute in, the proud father takes a step back and says, ‘Go Jordan.’ The eager young musician then proceeds to show off his skills
‘He’s keeping the beat, yea, yea, yea,’ the He Got Game star declared. ‘Oh man, this is the best, yes this is the best.’
Since establishing a father-son relationship, Jordan is now taking on his father’s surname Drayton.
Flav also has seven other children from previous relationships, including Shanique, Karren and Karla with Karen Ross, whom he dated in the late 1980s and early 90s.
He also has three kids: Da’Zyna, Quanah and William with Angie Parker, and Karma with Liz Trujillo.
Iconic: Flav is one of the founding members of the acclaimed rap group Public Enemy, alongside Chuck D; the duo are pictured with George Clinton in October 1989
Flav is one of the founding members of the acclaimed rap group Public Enemy, alongside Chuck D.
From the outset of the group in 1985, the duo formed a winning formula, where Flav served as the comedic foil to Chuck D’s serious, politically charged style.
Over their career, Public Enemy have released 15 studio albums, beginning in 1987, with the latest being 2020’s What You Gonna Do When the Grid Goes Down?
Public Enemy’s first four albums: Yo! Bum Rush the Show (1987), It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (1988), Fear Of a Black Planet (1990) and Apocalypse 91… The Enemy Strikes Black (1991) were all certified either gold or platinum, and are widely considered some of the most vital hip hop songs of all time.
Big family: In all Flav has eight children with four different mothers
The group has gone through many lineup changes over the years, with Chuck D and Flavor Flav remaining the only constant members.
Flav has released one self-titled solo album (2006) and made a name for himself as a reality television star.
He starred on the VH1 shows The Surreal Life, Strange Love and Flavor of Love.
The New York native earned six Grammy nominations and a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame for his work with Public Enemy.
Late last year, the rap star went viral when he was seen with Kim Kardashian, Pete Davidson and Kris Jenner in an Instagram photo.
In the mix: The hip hop star also went viral when he was seen with Kim Kardashian, Pete Davidson and Kris Jenner in an Instagram photo from last year
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