Rapper Juvenile in jail over $150,000 child support debt

June 17, 2017 - 11:21 am

WWL.com Reporting

Locally born rapper Juvenile has been jailed after a judge found he owes $150,000 in child support payments.

The 42-year-old rapper, born Teruis Gray, was booked into the Orleans Justice Center early Saturday morning. Records show a civil court judge ruled in May that Gray must spend either 30 days in jail or pay his child support debt.

Gray was booked into New Orleans' jail following a performance Friday night.

Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office Deputy Warren Woorfork Jr. placed Gray under arrest.

Gray helped launch the Cash Money Records label to national prominence with the multiplatinum album "400 Degreez" in 1998, which included the legendary New Orleans bounce anthem "Back That Azz Up." Along with artists Lil Wayne, B.G. and Young Turk, he formed part of the famous rapper crew known as the Hot Boys.

He also had a No. 1 single more recently with 2004's "Slow Motion," which featured the slain New Orleans rap star who performed under the name Soulja Slim.  

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