Who's your daddy?
Can you imagine having a son for eleven years and still not knowing if it’s yours?
That’s exactly the situation that R&B singer 112’s Q is facing right now.
In this case, it’s not your average family setup: The 11 year old boy is a lovechild that he’s been paying child support to ever since he was born.
And finding out that he’d been paying child support for over a decade to someone who isn’t even related to him would probably not be the best kind of news.
112’s Q has a lot on his mind right now: namely, whether an 11-year-old boy he’s been paying child support to since birth is actually his.
A judge has recently granted that Q and the boy, Josiah Barnett, will take a DNA test to see if they are indeed father and son.
This is a result of Q accusing his mother, Leah Steele Barnett, of manipulating him into child support instead of telling his wife that they slept together, according to BOSSIP.
Well, secret’s out now.
BOSSIP reported on the contents of the legal petition that Q set forth. It reads, “In our case, Ms. Steele used the results of this exam to pressure Mr. Parker into stipulating he was the father of her child and agreeing to a support judgment without the benefit of counsel. Moreover, knowing that Mr. Parker was married at the time if their affair, Ms. Steele used the threat of disclosure of such to Mr. Parker’s wife and family as a method to induce Mr. Parker into consenting to support of her child.”
This apparently isn’t the first time that Q has tried to get a paternity test, either.
Call me Daddy
BOSSIP also reports some interesting and murky motives behind Q’s decision to get a paternity test.
The legal petition stated that “Ultimately, Mr. Parker is not looking to avoid responsibility if Ms. Steele’s child is his. However, Mr. Parker simply wishes to base his support on trustworthy paternitty results with a paternity agreement he is not forced into as a hostage of his marital situation and stature as an entertainer with assitance of competent counsel.”
But, the rest of the petition suggests that, despite this statement, money is coloring his decisions.