T.I. Battles Ex-Girlfriend In Court Over Child Support

By Allen Starbury  |  01/07/2009

T.I.Rapper T.I. is being sued by his ex-girlfriend, with whom he fathered two children with, over monthly child support payments in Atlanta.

According to local news stations, LaShon Dixon claims that T.I.'s seven and eight-year-old deserve more than the $6,000 a month that they are currently receiving, which pays for their schools, tutors, and medical insurance.

She says the children T.I. has with other women -- the ones that live with him -- enjoy a much more lavish life style, than the two that live with her.

"So, it's not so uneven and noticeable between the children," LaShon testified. "Not so noticeable that it's different."

Dixon wants as much as $10,000 a month.

T.I., on the other hand, insists that he isn't greedy, and provides whatever is needed for his kids. "Basketball camp, acting lessons., anything," said T.I.'s lawyer John Mayoue.

The rapper stated after his court hearing Tuesday (January 6) that his six children are the most important thing in his life, and if it were up to him, they'd all live with him.

"My children are still the number one thing," said T.I. "They're the most important thing in my life and they are what I work for."

Judge Tipton Lane has not yet made a ruling in the case.

During the hearing Tuesday, T.I. paid out $8,000 to the lawyers of his ex, after her lawyers asked the judge to intervene when he failed to pay them last year, as a part of an agreement in their ongoing child support case.

He came to court with a check, calling the non-payment a "Clerical error."