Jay "Young Jeezy"
Jenkins was ordered to turn over financial records of his earnings during a
child support hearing on Tuesday (Oct. 25).
The Boyz N Da Hood former
front man and Def Jam artist is having his earning scrutinized, as the mother
of his 9 year-old son, Nicole Dykes, is stating that the rapper’s income has
changed drastically since a 2001 child support ruling.
The original motion, which
established the paternity of the child, set the child support for Jenkins to
pay at $178.
Since that motion,
the record label Jenkins’ allegedly owns, Corporate Thugz Entertainment,
has enjoyed success.
Jenkins was a member
of BNDH when they released their self-titled debut on Bad Boy Entertainment,
which landed near the top of the charts when it was released in June of 2005.
In July of 2005,
Jenkins’ certified platinum debut, Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101
hit stores through a deal with the Island Def Jam Music Group, a unit of Universal
In court depositions,
Jenkins denied owing a mansion or a house, a car or jewelry, but Dykes’
lawyers singled out his diamond incrusted "snowman" pendant, as well
as the platinum success of his debut album and the success of BNDH’s self-titled
debut album, which spawned the radio hit "Dem Boyz."
Nicole Dykes is asking for
more than $20,000 in expenses for clothing, transportation and housing to care
for the child.
question is what is he making?" Superior Court Judge George Nunn asked
on Tuesday (Oct. 25), during the proceedings.
The court concluded with
the judge stating that if Jenkins can prove that he’s only living on a minimal
income and driving an economy rental car, rulings would bear in his favor.
On the other hand, if he
fails to disclose a full picture of his income, the judge warned that he will
assess child support based on the rapper’s "lifestyle of a wealthy rock
The judge ordered the rapper’s
attorney to turn over his bank statements to Dykes’ attorneys and told
the lawyers to file subpoenas for other financial information from Corporate
Thugs Entertainment by Friday (Oct. 28).
Diana Lynch, who is representing
Jenkins in the case, is disputing the claim that he is the owner of Corporate
The follow up hearing to
determine the amount of child support is scheduled for Nov. 29.