After months of failed attempts, rapper Young Jeezy was successfully served with a subpoena last week to appear in child support court. According to a well-placed source, the process servers had a difficult time serving Jeezy who always remained one step ahead of them.
In all fairness, Jeezy, real name Jay Jenkins, may not have known he was being served. Friends say the 32-year-old entrepreneur is a good father to his 15-year-old son, Shyheim. He’s also a generous philanthropist who has given freely of his money and time to underprivileged children through his Street Dreamz Foundation. In 2005, Jeezy opened his home up to Hurricane Katrina victims who needed a place to stay.
They say that for years Jeezy’s baby mama was happy to make do with the rumored $2,000 a month he was giving her for their son. But now the teenager is older and his private school tuition eats up most of the checks. Then there are the things that a growing boy needs such as new clothes and pricey high top sneakers.
Jeezy’s last studio album, Recession (2008), has sold nearly 1 million copies to date.