Rapper Xzibit is being sued by his former wife, Krista Joiner. She claims the former “Pimp My Ride” TV host broke a verbal promise to financially support her for the rest of her life.
She Says He Said
In court papers filed this month, Joiner states Xzibit made an oral agreement with her that she would have lifelong financial support if she became a stay-at-home mother. The former couple shared two sons, 10-year-old Gatlyn, and Xavier, who died in 2008 at just 11 days old. Xzibit has an older son, Tremayne, from a prior relationship.
The Couple’s History
The former couple have a long history — they dated for 20 years and were married for six before their contentious divorce in 2021. Since then, they have been in and out of court fighting over money.
The Latest Battle
Joiner filed her case to civil court and in court papers she claims she and the rapper had a verbal contract.
The filing document also states: “during the time the parties maintained their relationship, (Xzibit) would combine his skills, efforts, labor and earnings and would share equally with her and all property acquired and accumulated by him or by and through any entity in which he had an interest, or which increased in value or was entitled thereafter to acquire or accumulate.”
It continues: “In the event the parties’ relationship ended, all of the property acquired, or entities or businesses established, or which property or entities/businesses increased in value, during their relationship as a result of (Xzibit’s) skills, efforts, labor, and earnings, regardless of how the title was formerly held, would be divided equally between them.”
She also says they should still be residing together and appear in public as husband and wife, and that she would “further render services,” including serving as her ex’s “confidant, companion, social and business partner, homemaker, housekeeper, and consultant in connection with financial and family matters.”
Joiner maintains her ex-husband is hiding his assets. Xzibit claims he can’t provide the support initially agreed upon due to a lack of income. As of November 2022, Xzibit’s net worth is estimated to be $500,000, according to Wealthy Gorilla.
In August, he was ordered to pay $3,702 a month in temporary spousal support until further notice.
But Joiner claims in her filing that Xzibit’s brother informed her that the Detroit rapper rakes $1 million every month and has stored over $20 million in several locations for him to retrieve on demand. In June 2022, Xzibit also won a lawsuit over the ownership of Brass Knuckles, a weed company whose alleged value is between $50 million and $170 million.
Joiner recently lost her job and has had difficulty finding a new one. She claims in the filing that she can not maintain herself or their son due to a lack of income. She says that her pleas for food, gas money, and even haircuts for their child go ignored by Xzibit.