Recently, Grammy Award winning rapper Clifford Harris—better known as T.I.—was back in court, but in a turn of events he wasn’t battling his usual criminal charges, instead, Mr. Harris appeared in family court to contest his ex-girlfriend’s, Lashon Dixon, petition to increase child support. Ms. Dixon has primary physical custody of the pair’s two sons and Mr. Harris currently shells out $2,000 a month in expenses. A judge granted Ms. Dixon’s petition and ordered Mr. Harris to increase his monthly payments to a little more than $3,000. Mr. Harris’s bone of contention during the proceedings was Ms. Dixon’s “misuse” of the child support payments. Specifically, Mr. Harris argued that Ms. Dixon chose to live off the child support payments and refuses to seek employment, despite Mr. Harris’s efforts to assist her.

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