INDIANAPOLIS – The son of a man who owes thousands of dollars in child support money found a creative outlet to share his feelings.
David McKissic II, 30, wrote a song about his father who abandoned him at the age of 5. His 55-year-old father was listed in 2016 as one of the most wanted child support evaders in the state. He was more than $167,000 behind in payments.
McKissic’s music video shares the pain he experienced as a child. He believes his experience has given him the chance to be a better father to his 2-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter and a better husband to his wife Rachel.
"I want to leave a legacy of hope and change and love, not only with my kids, but with my community,” said McKissic. “To see from my father that is his legacy of being an evader, being wanted for child support. It breaks my heart. But it gives me an opportunity to be different from my father, to change the cycle now that I have my own son."
The rap video was No. 23 on the iTunes Hip-hop charts the first week it was released.
"I would love for my mom to get that money, but the likelihood of that is slim to none,” he said.
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