ATLANTA -- Atlanta rapper TI, whose real name is Clifford Harris Jr., could soon be back in court, but not for the infamous weapons charges to which he pleaded guilty stemming from an incident last year.
The mother of two of T.I.'s children has sued the platinum-selling rapper for child support, saying she is having a hard time supporting the boys and now wants a court-ordered arrangement for payment.
Lashon Dixon said she is having a hard time supporting the couple's 7- and 8-year-old boys.
Dixon and T.I. have known each other since they were teenagers and dated before he reached megastar status. They have two sons together, ages 7 and 8.
Dixon says T.I. currently gives her about $2,000 a month to care for the boys, but now she wants to schedule a more stable stipend that is commensurate with his success. Both parties appeared in Fulton County Superior Court on Thursday.
In March, T.I. is expected to be sentenced to at least a year in prison after he pleaded guilty to federal weapon possession charges.