The climate in 2007 was Bad for many: an international w-r on ter-or waged on, gasoline prices were well over $4 per gallon in many states, and the Great Recession’s tremors were already being felt. Some form of respite, as fleeting as it may have been came in the form of an unforgettable chorus: “…Apple Bottom Jeans/Boots with the Furrrr/The Whole Club was lookin’ at her/Next thing you know/She hit the flo’/Shorty got Low-Low-Low-Low-Low-Low-Low”… for many, quite an anthem.
Flo Rida, the Florida rapper, legally named Tramar Lacel Dillard, gave the nightclubs a real ditty to get “Low” to.
Flash forward to 2016, and a romantic interest by the name of Alexis Adams informs him that she is pregnant with a son and that the Florida chart-topping rapper is the father. Adams charge that Dillard was unabashedly dismissive of the news, refusing to believe her, until a paternity test confirmed a 99.9% DNA match between him and the then 3-month-old boy.
According to Adams, who originally met Flo in 2015, “Flo Rida has only seen his son once during the paternity test but kept his shades on and his back turned. They were in the same room. He didn’t try to hug Zohar, nothing. It was very cold.”
Advance in time again to the present day and Adams is publically chastising Dillard for the same, a blatant disinterest in seeing his son, the now 4 year-old Zohar Paxton. Despite providing financial support (which includes medical coverage), Adams faults the moneyed recording artist for not establishing a relationship and providing fatherly care to a son, who was diagnosed with hydrocephalus, which is a neurological condition that allows an excess of cerebrospinal fluid to flood the brain. Hydrocephalus can cause nausea, vomiting, distorted vision and hearing, as well as an enlarged head.
Even after a cri-tical operation, Adams asserts that Dillard failed to connect. “Even after Zohar’s operation, he hasn’t reached out to find out if he’s okay,’ she stated. “I find it strange because Flo Rida is always involved in charities pertaining to kids. ‘Being a single mom going to a lot of doctor’s appointments and not knowing what else your son might need is heart-breaking.”
On charity and the aforementioned support, Adams’ lawyer Brian Robinson reports that Flo Rida hadn’t begun to pay child support until sometime in March of 2017 (about 5 months after Zohar’s birth) and also at an amount that was “significantly less than the later provisional amount chosen by the judge.” Adams would be successful in court one month later, procuring the increased sum for her special-needs son. Flo Rida would tell TMZ that he was paying her $5,000 a month and her legal actions were a “cash grab.”
Adams claims that the rapper called Zohar “an evil f’n’ child.” Adams refutes his judgment stating, “Zohar is very loving, he kisses and hugs everybody. He’s a very happy baby and interactive with people, that’s one thing people notice when they meet him.” She also added, “Clearly Zohar’s not the only one and there’s a lot of things I can’t discuss but I’m sure the truth will come out;” which is perhaps an allusion to Flo Rida’s 2013 child support case made by Natasha Georgette Williams, a former model.
MM mburke – My son was born with hydrocephalus he’s had 12 brain operation. His shunt is in his back now and he’s been operation free for over 7 years. He will be fine Mama just pray and stay close to God he will guide and protect you both. Blessings to you and your Hydro Hero! He’s awesome and so are you.
Seshi B – She calls him Flo rider so I don’t think they were close! She messed with a rapper & thought she would have a check. He needs to give her enough to support him & pay the doctors bills with receipts. Women need to learn you can’t force a man to stay. In this case its not cheaper to keep her so he’s not going to. Chase the ring if you’re going to chase anything cause judges are being more careful on how they do child support!
Martha – If it was a casual relationship why didn’t she use protection.
If this fool doesn’t want to be in this child’s life leave him be. You take care of him get a job and be the best Mama you can be.
Omaof3 – So has birth control become non existent? The pregnancy is on both of them. It’s a damn shame how all these people are having babies or planting the seeds. Especially in the celebrity world. SMDH I hope this baby gets all the medical he needs.
JustActing – Even though I don’t agree with women just having kids by guys who don’t want them, I have to say this mother is brave and very strong to be dealing with this
Towanda Livingston – I’m disheartened by this story. How dear you bring this little prince into the world and not claim him, care for him and father him? Folks need to protest his concerts and record…the mother need to hire better attorneys, where is Gloria when you need her???