A Chicago judge has banned Twista's ex-wife RASHILDA MITCHELL from talking to the media about her divorce with the rapper.

The order stems from an interview with Mitchell that was published last week (ends03SEP04) in The Chicago Sun Times newspaper, in which she accused the SUNSHINE star of neglecting his daughter.

Mitchell - who began divorce proceedings with Twista in 1999 after an eight-year marriage - told the Times, “He would come in court with phony check stubs showing that he made about $2,000 (GBP1,100) a month. The court ordered Twista to pay me $100 (GBP55) a week in 1999. Right now he is two months behind.”

Commenting on her ex-husband's relationship with his daughter, she claimed, "Her father is Twista although he has not given her the life that she deserves."

In response to the article, Twista’s Chicago attorney JEFFERY M LEVING filed an emergency petition for a restraining order, reports website ALLHIPHOP.COM.

Leving says, "It is a sad state of affairs when a judge has to order a mother not to speak to her child about the father in a negative manner.”

06/09/2004 02:16