Ti_rapper A judge on Tuesday [September 23, 2008] ordered rapper T.I. to pay more child support to the mother of two of his children after she claimed he wasn’t providing enough money.

Superior Court Judge Bensonetta Tipton Lane told the two-time Grammy winner, whose real name is Clifford Harris, to pay just over $3,000 a month to LaShon Dixon. He had been paying about $2,000 per month.

The judge also said the 27-year-old performer must continue to pay for the boys to attend private school, uninsured medical bills and expenses related to the children’s extracurricular activities.

Tipton Lane also awarded the couple on Tuesday joint custody of the boys, ages seven and eight. Dixon, 28, was granted primary physical custody. The children previously spent about 40 per cent of their time with the rapper.

Dixon’s lawyer, Randy Kessler, said his client is still unsatisfied with the amount the judge ordered T.I. to pay but is happy to receive more child support.

"Every little bit helps," Kessler said. "She was just getting by with the children, while they lived a different life with their father. It can’t be complete opposites on the other side."

An email to one of T.I.’s lawyers was not immediately returned Tuesday.

He also has two sons with his fiancee, Tameka (Tiny) Cottle, of the defunct R&B group Xscape.

SOURCE: Canadian Press

PHOTO SOURCE: Once Upon a Man

UPDATE: Lawyer says T.I. is happy with Ga. judge’s order

A lawyer for T.I. said the rapper is happy with a judge’s decision in a child support case brought by the mother of two of his children.

Superior Court Judge Bensonetta Tipton Lane on Tuesday ordered the two-time Grammy winner, whose real name is Clifford Harris, to pay more than $3,000 a month to LaShon Dixon. He had been paying about $2,000 per month.

The judge also said the 27-year-old performer must continue to pay for the boys to attend private school, uninsured medical bills and expenses related to the children’s extracurricular activities.

"The court denied Ms. Dixon’s request for an upward deviation in child support," said John Mayoue, T.I.’s lawyer. "The court further ordered him to continue doing what he had already offered to do and what he has been doing since the children were born. He’s very pleased with the order."

Tipton Lane also on Tuesday awarded the couple joint custody of the boys, ages 7 and 8. Dixon, 28, was granted primary physical custody. The children previously spent about 40 percent of their time with the rapper.

Dixon’s attorney, Randy Kessler, previously said his client is still unsatisfied with the amount the judge ordered T.I. to pay but is happy to receive more child support.

T.I. also has two sons with his fiancee, Tameka "Tiny" Cottle, of the defunct R&B group Xscape.

SOURCE FOR UPDATE: Fulton County Daily Report