Yesterday we introduced you to BET’s new 106 & Park host, Bow Wow. It seems the new gig couldn’t come soon enough for him. Bow Wow was in court with his baby moms, Joie Chavis, earlier this week arguing over child support.

Chavis claims Bow Wow owes $11,500 in back-payments. Sounds like chump change for a hip hop star, right? Wrong. Without a hit solo album in many years, he’s hitting financial straights like the rest of us.

Bow Wow revealed in court he makes a total of $4,000 a month as a member of the YMCMB artist roster. Seriously? 48 stacks/year? Not as glamorous as ya thought, eh?

With the new BET hosting gig I’m sure he’ll bank a bit more, and, of course, concerts or appearances could earn some extra green as well. Either way, Bow has been ordered to pay $3,000/month in child support so he better find some additional funds soon if he wants to keep the shirt on his back.