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Bow Wow Fails to Disclose BET Job in Child Support Case

Bow Wow isn't so "lil" anymore. In fact, the rapper was recently ordered to pay child support for his 1-year-old daughter.

Now Bow Wow is back in court fighting with the girl's mother, Joie Chavis, about the amount of that support. The problem is that the rapper failed to disclose important financial information, according to TMZ.

Bow Wow, whose real name is Shad Gregory Moss, reportedly told the judge Monday that he makes $4,000 a month as an employee at Cash Money Records. The 25-year-old rapper testified that he leases a Jeep and has a total of $1,500 in his checking account.

After haggling with Chavis over the amount of support, Bow Wow agreed to pay $3,000 a month in child support. But if he only makes $4,000 a month, how could Bow Wow afford to pay $3,000 a month to Chavis?

According to TMZ, Bow Wow left out one important detail. After the hearing was over, BET announced that Bow Wow would be the new host of the network's popular hip-hop show, "106 & Park." Yet the rapper never mentioned his new job at the hearing.

In Georgia, child support is calculated using a nine-step process. When determining the amount of child support, courts often take into account the financial resources of the custodial parent, the financial needs of the child, and the standard of living the child would've enjoyed had the parents been married.

Non-custodial parents are often ordered to pay child support equal to about 20% of their income. Based on Bow Wow's current $3,000 support order, the rapper would have to be making around $15,000 a month. Since Bow Wow is now the host of a hit TV show, that seems entirely plausible. For a better idea of how child support is determined in Georgia, you can check out the state's child support calculator.

Bow Wow will probably have some explaining to do when he returns to court in December. Depending on his true income, he could end up paying a lot more than $3,000 a month.

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