Rapper Rakim has been cleared of the child support charges which saw him arrested en route to a concert in New York on Tuesday (27APR04).

The veteran star appeared in SUFFOLK COUNTY FAMILY COURT yesterday (28APR04) afternoon, and his lawyer, ROBERT KALINA, provided documents proving he had not reneged on child support payments.

Rakim's arrest - as he was about to enter the ROSELAND BALLROOM to perform with WU-TANG CLAN star GHOSTFACE KILLAH - had been based on a warrant for failure to appear in court nearly three years ago on the same charges.

29/04/2004 21:32