An Ongoing Battle
Chance the Rapper, arguably one of the hottest names in hip-hop right now, is going back to court over his custody battle with former girlfriend Kirsten Corley. The 23-year-old rapper, born Chancelor Bennett, is just coming off the biggest year of his career.
After releasing his newest album, “Coloring Book”, Chance finds himself just days away from playing the Grammys. The album also has a very impressive SEVEN Grammy nominations this year to boot. Throw in the fact that last year Chance started his own one-day music festival and broke the internet while playing SNL, it’s safe to say he’s been trending on the up and up.
So what’s this suit all about then? Kirsten Corley and ‘Chancelor’ have been on and off for the past couple years and only lived together for a brief stint when their 16-month old daughter was born. Read on to find out who’s on the right side of this case.
On Top of the World
Chance has been undeniably killin’ the game and it’s plain to see he’s got a lot more to go. One can only guess the man’s net worth at this point, but his reluctance to sign with any major label leads me to believe most of the money he’s making is going right to him and his people.
So why’s he so against paying child support?
Ain’t No Free Ride
The rapper’s lawyers have petitioned the court to set the child support award “below statutory guidelines.” In the hopes of coming to an agreement with his former girlfriend Kirsten Corley, his lawyers are also suggesting that Corley pay her fair share for their daughter’s upbringing, claiming she is “capable of full-time employment in several capacities.”
Will Everything Work Out?
Chance’s lawyers are also petitioning Friday to grant an order protecting the couple’s private information, which is pretty standard practice in a case involving a celebrity.
It still seems like he might be trying to stiff his baby’s momma on the child support bill, asking the court to “recognize that a large income does not necessarily trigger an extravagant lifestyle.”
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