UPDATED 5/22, 6:53 p.m. ET: TMZ has learned that Flavor Flav and Kate Gammell, former manager and mother of 3-year-old Jordan, finalized their child support agreement last year.
Flav agreed to pay $3,000 per month in child support and has been sticking to it. However, Gammell claims the Public Enemy member also said he would cover her incurred expenses, totaling $78,704, over the first two years of Jordan’s life, prior to when they struck their agreement. His first installment was due last month, and she never received the payment.
Flav told TMZ he is currently working with his accountant to figure everything out. In addition to monthly child support, he’s also paying off Gammell’s $100,000 in lawyer’s fees, and has a remaining balance of $60,000.
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Flavor Flav’s family just got bigger.
According to TMZ, the 63-year-old entertainer recently learned he is the father of a 3-year-old boy named Jordan. The outlet reports Flav had some initial doubts about the child’s paternity; but that all changed after he took a DNA test that confirmed the toddler was, in fact, his kid.
Jordan’s mother is reportedly Flav’s former manager Kate Gammell, who was romantically involved with the Public Enemy member several years ago. Gammell’s parents—Barry and Parchi Gammell—tell TMZ their daughter is no longer working for Flav, but the two seem to be on good terms.
The former couple have reached a child support and custody agreement, and have filed legal documents to change Jordan’s last name from Gammell to Drayton; the latter of which is Flav’s government surname.
Shortly after Jordan was born, Gammell filed a paternity suit against Flav, who agreed to take a DNA test. According to HipHopDX, the results confirmed the rapper was the boy’s father; however, Gammell said Flav rejected the findings and cut off all communication with her. She told the outlet she struggled to financially support her child, prompting her to sell merch for extra income.
“When I told him I was pregnant with his child, Flavor let me go and I was left with thousands of dollars of Flavor Flav merch that I had purchased with my own money,” Gammell said to HipHopDX earlier this year. “Jordan is not getting any child support from Flavor and I needed money for Jordan’s everyday needs. So, I decided to pull out the merch and sell it to help my son and give a percentage to Children’s Hospital. I doubt I will recoup the money that I put into this, but I don’t care, as any money towards Jordan’s needs is important. The support for Jordan has been fantastic so far.”
The mother’s parents say Flav is now quite involved in Jordan’s life, even teaching his toddler son how to play the drums.
Flav now has eight confirmed children with four different women. The kids are Dazyna, Quanah, William, Karma, Shaniq, Karren, and Kayla.