The mother of Flo Rida’s son has revealed the rapper refuses to meet his toddler, who suffers from a rare brain disorder, and called him an ‘evil f**king child’.
In an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com, Alexis Adams, 34, said the music star initially denied that 19-month-old Zohar Paxton was his son and turned his back on the baby when she brought him to a medical center for a paternity test.
A DNA test revealed a 99.9 per cent match that Flo Rida, whose real name is Tramar Lacel Dillard, was the child’s father.
Alexis said: ‘Flo Rida has only seen his son once during the paternity test but kept his shades on and his back turned. They were in the same room. He didn’t try to hug Zohar, nothing. It was very cold.’
Although the rapper is covering his son’s medical insurance and provides an undisclosed amount of child support each month, Alexis’ legal battle with Flo Rida is ongoing because ‘she does not feel the support is enough for a special needs child’, according to her attorney.
Zohar has hydrocephalus, a neurological condition which causes an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within cavities in the brain.
Although symptoms vary, they can include the abnormal enlargement of a baby’s head, nausea, vomiting, headache and vision problems. Since birth, Zohar has had numerous doctors’ appointments, tests and ultrasounds for the incurable condition.
Last month, he underwent brain surgery – but there was no visit or phone call from his father, Alexis said.
‘Even after Zohar’s surgery, he hasn’t reached out to find out if he’s okay,’ she said. ‘I find it strange because Flo Rida is always involved in charities pertaining to kids.
‘Being a single mom going to a lot of doctor’s appointments and not knowing what else your son might need is heart-breaking.’
Alexis met the Grammy-nominated artist, who is worth an estimated $30 million, in 2015 on the West Coast but would not disclose the details of their meeting.
‘We were friends at first, very casual,’ she recalled. ‘He traveled a lot and I was on the West Coast, he lived on the East Coast.
‘We were getting to know each other. That’s how our relationship was in the beginning.
‘We became romantically involved at the end of the year. We were just dating, it wasn’t exclusive, not at that time, but we did do intimate things together.
‘It went on until I discovered I was pregnant in 2016.’
The Florida-born rapper, 38, who has worked with Lady Gaga, Kesha and DJ Khaled among many others, did not respond well to the news that Alexis was expecting a child.
She said: ‘I was in shock when I found out I was pregnant and I was nervous because I was about to be a mom.
‘I told him right away. I kind of made a joke about it, saying, “Why didn’t you tell me that you spilt milk?” And he said, “What do you mean?”
‘I said, “There is something missing from my body like a period – I’m pregnant”. After that he just said it was “a lot” and got off the phone fast.’
The relationship quickly deteriorated, according to Alexis, who claims that Flo Rida put pressure on her to have an abortion and sent vile insults about her unborn child.
‘It caught me off-guard. I was pregnant and hormonal – one minute happy, then sad. You want support. You don’t know what to think when you’re pregnant and someone’s like that,’ she said.
‘He called my baby “an evil f***ing child”. Those were his exact words.’
DailyMail.com has reached out to Flo Rida for comment.
Alexis, who now lives in her hometown of New York, claims that she and Flo Rida only spoke a few times early in her pregnancy and then she lost contact with him.
‘In my second trimester, we spoke briefly and after that we lost communication. That’s why I finally got an attorney and I let them handle it,’ she said. ‘I got an attorney was because of the lack of communication with him and the disrespect.’
Around that time, Alexis also discovered that she was having a high-risk pregnancy.
‘I was in my second trimester and I noticed the doctor looking at the sonogram differently. They noticed that the baby had water on the brain and diagnosed him with hydrocephalus,’ she said.
She described the remaining months of her pregnancy as extremely stressful.
‘When you are high-risk it’s not like a normal pregnancy,’ Alexis said. ‘They check you every two weeks, it’s a full exam on the baby and then you speak with counselors.
Source: Daily Mail Online.