AceShowbiz - Soulja Boy still doesn't pay the money he owes to his ex-girlfriend amid their legal battle. After Big Draco admitted to a judge that he can't afford to pay $230K to Kayla Myers, the judge urged him to live a more "modest" life in accordance with his income.
For the record, the 32-year-old was found liable for allegedly assaulting Kayla by hitting her with a gun in 2019. Kayla ultimately awarded $472,000, and half of the amount was for punitive damages that the emcee has been trying to avoid paying.
Big Draco initially claimed he's been struggling financially, noting that his cost of living has been more than his earnings as of late. The judge, however, believes that the MC could still satisfy his debt by cutting his monthly expenses, according to RadarOnline.com.
"While it is not clear that defendant could just snap his fingers and book as many shows as he would like, neither is it clear that he cannot work at all," the judge said. "It might not be the work he wants (and he might not be headlining), but the court has no reason to believe that he cannot perform at all."
"Someone as close to zero (financially) as defendant claims to be might want to scale down the living arrangements. $25,000 is a lot of monthly rent - even in Los Angeles," the judge added. "There is no reason of which the court is aware that he could not relocate to a more 'modest' $10,000/month home."
The judge went on to suggest, "Defendant must be earning money from somewhere sufficient to pay for the rent and whatever other monthly expenses he has. In other words, defendant is paying $300,000/year in rent alone. It stands to reason that he must have some other living expenses. And that money must come from somewhere. It is not coming from loans, for defendant did not testify as to any other debts."
"So, although the court does not know from whence the money is coming, it is coming from somewhere," he further stressed. "It is not an impossible inference to conclude that his overall financial condition must be sufficient to allow him to live the life style he does without going into debt."