March 25, 2010
BABYMAMA BRINGS REBEL TO COURT - Wants increase in child support
Popular reggae artiste is now involved in a court battle with his former common-law wife for increased child support.
Rebel, whose real name is Patrick Barrett, has been taken to court by his common-law-wife, Alicia Lawson.
It is reported that Tony Rebel is now paying approximately $88,000 monthly for the five children he has with Lawson. However, it is said that Lawson wants the amount increased to $128,000 monthly.
The kids that the two have together are said to range between 10 and 15 years old.
The matter came before the Supreme Court on March 16. The matter was adjourned on that date and is expected to return to court in June.
Rebel, came to prominence in 1989 with Fresh Vegetable. But his first release was the single Casino in 1988.
In 1992, he signed a deal with Columbia Records, who released Vibes of the Times the following year, and in 1994 he founded his own record label, Flames Productions. Throughout his career, he has done songs like Jah By My Side, Sweet Jamaica and Loyal Soldier. And yearly, he hosts Rebel Salute in St Elizabeth.