Rick Ross Ordered to Pay Child Support to Ex-Girlfriend
Rick Ross has been actively promoting the upcoming compilation album 'Custom & Cars & Cycles,' with his Triple C's crew, but the Miami rapper's personal issues are currently attracting more attention than his work. After being robbed of $60,000 worth of valuables following a June concert in Tennessee, Ross is now knee-deep in financial and legal disputes with his ex-girlfriend Tia Kemp.
Following months of public mudslinging, on Monday (Sept. 21) a judge ordered the rapper to pay temporary child support to Kemp, who is the mother of his son William Roberts III. Since their breakup, Kemp has openly expressed her discontent with Ross and his lax role as a father figure. Just as recently as last week, she tweeted about her son's birthday and called out Ross for being M.I.A. "Let's see if his lame ass father actually grows enough balls and at least calls to wish his son a happy birthday," Kemp wrote.
After their split, Kemp partnered up with Ross' rival, 50 Cent, appearing in G-Unit videos and releasing a tell-all book about her relationship with Ross, titled 'Tia's Diary: Deeper Than Rap,' under G-Unit Books back in May. And despite the judge's order that Ross must also cover her legal fees, Kemp will appear on two upcoming covers of Smooth magazine with 50 Cent to further publicize her vendetta against Ross. The provocative covers feature a barely dressed Kemp being photographed by 50 Cent, who appears as a guest editor for the issue.
The tension between Ross and Kemp has continued to build, but as part of the judge's child support ruling, Ross was also granted visitation rights to his son.