Flo Rida has been embroiled in a bitter battle with his ex over child support payments for their young son for quite some time, and he’s now been ordered to hand over a substantial sum.
On Thursday (May 25), Insider reported that a New York judge ordered the “My House” rapper to cough up monthly and annual payments totaling $500,000 to Alexis Adams, the mother of his son Zohar Dillard, who has been diagnosed with autism and a brain condition called hydrocephalus.
The order, which was issued by Family Court judge Shira Atzmon, made clear that the rapper must pay $14,000 a month for child support, plus more than $2,200 a month for health insurance, and set up an escrow account for $300,000 for Zohar’s care. What’s more, Flo Rida was ordered to pay Adams $188,000 immediately, which would be used to cover Zohar’s school and other costs.
Though neither Flo Rida nor Adams issued a statement after Judge Atzmon’s ruling, Adams’ attorney Dror Bikel did speak to Insider. “She’s grateful to the court, and that it’s over,” he said.
“Low” and “Good Feeling” rapper Flo Rida was in Bronx Family Court today for a support hearing with his ex, Alexis Adams. He agreed to a package for his disabled only child, Zohar, 6, that could cost him nearly $500K a year, then left after a brief stop at a Sheridan Street deli. pic.twitter.com/SN69zqwzfY
— Laura Italiano (@Italiano_Laura) May 25, 2023
The ruling marks the end of a long and contentious legal battle between Flo Rida and Alexis Adams with regards to Zohar.
Back in 2018, Flo Rida allegedly called Zohar an “evil fucking child,” a claim that Adams made to The Daily Mail when she gave the British tabloid an exclusive interview about their ongoing tensions. Adams also claimed that Flo Rida denied the child until a paternity test proved that Zohar Paxton (as he was known at the time) was, in fact, his.
Adams and Flo Rida met in Miami in 2015, but the details of their meeting — and relationship — are unclear, and Adams didn’t get into it in the interview. She did, however, claim during her pregnancy, she lost contact with the superstar born Tramar Lacel Dillard.
Flo Rida, for his part, only made one mention about the situation in the past, when he told TMZ that he believed Adams was vying for a “cash grab.” Past that, however, he’s been very silent on the subject.
Even though they were not exclusive, Adams did receive a paternity test confirming that Flo Rida was the father (which she, at the time, released to The Jasmine Brand), who continues to pay his child support even though the two are no longer in communication with one another.
Adams then filed a lawsuit against the Jersey City building’s management, claiming they were “negligent and careless and did not install size guards on the window” which led to the scary fall.
As a result of the fall, he suffered a shattered pelvis, metatarsal fractures, a liver laceration, internal bleeding and collapsed lungs.
Later in March, it was revealed that Flo Rida wasn’t making any payments to help his son recover, despite being previously mandated by a 2018 court-ordered child support agreement.
“I am just so grateful that my son is alive, fighting, and is still here with me. He’s a real-life superhero,” Adams stated in part.
Following Zohar’s fall, Flo Rida took to social media to thank “everyone who reached out with their concerns and prayers for my son.”
The silver lining in all this is, Flo Rida can pay these hefty child support payments with the $82million settlement he recently got from Celsius energy drink.