Those in the entertainment field often come under an intense level of scrutiny that the average person is not accustomed to receiving. As such, personal issues, such as questions regarding a child’s paternity, are often fodder for the rumor mill and celebrity gossip columns. For the majority of Kentucky residents, family matters such as these are handled in a more personal manner.

According to recent reports, the rap artist known as “Layzie Bone” has been named in a paternity suit that was filed on behalf of a child. The suit was brought by the state health department and the child’s mother. It alleges that the child was conceived by the couple in Sept. 2017 and the resulting child was born in May 2018. The little girl has been given both alleged parents last names.

This is the second time the singer has been named in a paternity suit by the same woman. In 2013, the woman filed a claim stating that he was the father of her child. That case was successful and resulted in the rapper being held responsible for helping to support that child. The man, whose real name is Steven Howse, is reportedly the father of three other children.

Neither Howse or his representatives have responded to requests for comments regarding the most recent paternity suit. There were no other details regarding either the previous or current lawsuits. Kentucky residents who are seeking to establish a child’s paternity in order to ensure that a child benefits from the financial support of both parents may seek assistance regarding these matters from an experienced family law attorney.