Stevie J Arrested, Reportedly Owes More Than $1 Million in Child Support

The Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta star was apprehended in Atlanta for allegedly owing child support since 2001.  

Posted:
 
151492213-music-producer-stevie-j-attends-the-12th-annual-bmi
Music producer Stevie J in 2012

David Livingston/Getty Images

Reality-TV star and onetime hit producer Stevie J has been arrested after racking up what TMZ reports is a "million-dollar child support debt." According to the gossip site, the Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta star is currently in jail after he allegedly stopped paying a court-ordered $8,500 monthly child support payment in 2001.

According to a criminal complaint seen by TMZ, Stevie J fathered two children with his then live-in girlfriend in 1997 and 1998 and was initially ordered to pay $6,500 in child support in 1999. That amount was raised to $8,500 a few years later.

TMZ reports that Stevie J hasn't paid child support in some 13 years, bringing his estimated total back child support owed to $1,107,412!

Police arrested him in Atlanta, and he will face criminal charges in New York City, TMZ reports.

Read more at TMZ.

The Root 100 People's Choice Awards  
Sept. 19 2014 8:34 AM