A one-time hit singer originally from Florida was performing a concert recently when he found a unique way to end the show. In the middle of his show, police rushed the stage and arrested him on suspicion of owing $420,000 in unpaid child support.
The singer, Steven Bernard Hill, performs under the name Stevie B. He was in Massachusetts as part of the "Freestyle 2011 - Strictly Rush Tour" along with fellow R&B singers Expose and Lisa Lisa. According to news reports, his set had already begun on Sept. 30 when police appeared onstage. They handcuffed him and marched him off the stage as the no-doubt confused crowd looked on.
It turns out that Stevie B has a child with a woman who lives in the area. Few details about the child support order and the allegedly unpaid support were available, except that the mother accuses Stevie B of owing around $420,000 to the child.
A police spokesman said that Stevie B was cooperative but concerned he was going to miss the tour's next show. It appears he did not make that concert, since he was scheduled to be arraigned on Oct. 3.
Stevie B is a native of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He is a Latin-style dance singer who has been active since the 1980s. He is probably best known for his hit song, "Because I Love You (The Postman Song)," which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart in 1990.
Source: The Republican, "Springfield police: Dance music performer 'Stevie B' busted during MassMutual concert for hefty child support debt," Stephanie Barry, Oct. 01, 2011