The New Orleans-bred rapper Juvenile has been jailed after a judge found he owes $150,000 in child support payments.
Following a performance Friday, Teruis Gray, 42, who performs under the name Juvenile, was booked into New Orleans’ jail in the early-morning hours Saturday on orders of Civil Court Judge Nakisha Ervin-Knott.
Ervin-Knott ruled in May that Gray must spend either 30 days in jail or pay his child support debt to Dionne Williams, who has a son with the rapper.
Court records say the amount Gray was jailed over is tied to 2012 and 2013 rulings that determined he was about $170,000 behind in his payments to Williams as of that time. He then paid $20,000 of that amount to her in April, court records said.
Williams accuses Gray in court records of failing to pay more than $71,000 in child support payments between 2013 and last month.