Mario Winans - Winans Plays Down Missed Child Support Claims
R&B star Mario Winans has played down accusations he's fallen behind on child support payments, insisting he's always ensured his kids are "taken care of".
The singer, who wrote Diddy-Dirty Money's recent song Loving You No More with rapper Drake, is alleged to have stopped handing over cash to his ex-girlfriend Janel Bennett for their son Jordan.
Bennett claims she's due to receive $4,500 (£3,000) a month and that Winans is four months behind on payment.
She tells the New York Post's gossip column PageSix, "He pays $10,000 a month for a house in New Jersey and says he's broke. I was homeless. I had to stay with friends in Chicago. He's not broke, he just had a hit song with Drake."
Winans insists he wired $14,000 (£9,300) to Bennett over the weekend (08-09Jan11) and adds, "I take pride in my children - it is what it is - I always make sure they are taken care of."
Winans has three other children with his wife Joy.