Rapper Juvenile has cleared up reports suggesting he's questioning the paternity of his son with his ex-girlfriend, insisting he is taking a Dna test to help him gain custody of the teenager.
The hip-hop star, real name Terius Gray, allegedly discovered the woman suing him for unpaid child support may have had another partner at the time she conceived, and he recently filed court papers in Louisiana appearing to doubt the validity of the plaintiff's paternity claims.
But Juvenile has now clarified the need for the legal proceedings, insisting he is confident the 13 year old is his, but needs the paternity test results so he can apply for visitation rights as his name isn't on the boy's birth certificate.
He tells Tmz.com, "My son acts and looks just like me. I am doing this for procedural reasons to get custody. I love my son to death... I hope the test proves that he is mine."
An arrest warrant was issued for Juvenile in February (12) after he fell behind in child support payments to the tune of $160,000 (£100,000).
The two parties are due to meet in court next month (May12).