R&B singer Mario Winans has a lot going for him, working with the likes of Mary J. Blige, Trey Songz and Whitney Houston, along with his work on Dirty Money’s hit “Loving You No More.”
And while we don’t know where all the money goes, it’s clearly not going to child support.
According to Mario’s baby mama Janel Bennett, he has been unable to pay the $4,500 a month he owes her.
Mario’s mother, gospel singer Vickie Winans, is said to have issues with Janel as well.
In an angry e-mail from when their court issues began, the New York Post reports that Vicki said to Bennett,
“Girl, you did not ask me when you took action and screwed Mario that day! You should have used a defense [a condom]! Nobody likes a stuck-on-themselves pretty white girl with pretty eyes that thinks the world owes them everything.”
Vicki explained that while she wants to take part in the child’s life, she is afraid of his mother who she deems evil and “into all this witchcraft.”
“Mario is not a deadbeat dad. He doesn’t have the money so I lent it to him to pay her. I am a good grandmother, and I love all of my grandchildren.”
Winans has since denied the accusations, releasing a statement to WENN saying,
“I take pride in my children – it is what it is – I always make sure they are taken care of.”
Janel, however, isn’t buying it, and believes Mario is full of excuses.
“He pays $10,000 a month for a house in New Jersey and says he’s broke,” she tells The New York Post. “I was homeless. I had to stay with friends in Chicago. He’s not broke, he just had a hit song with Drake.”
Talk about some baby mama drama!