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MILWAUKEE (PIX11/WITI) – The list of rap legends who died before their time is a long one — but it doesn’t include Milwaukee-based “Jakitdown” who claimed have died in a car accident to avoid child support payments, prosecutors say.

Jakitdown, whose name is actually John McCroy, has been called out by real stars Tyrese and P. Diddy for abandoning his children while boasting about cars and money, according to FOX6.

While some might be embarrassed by the critical memes, comments and tweets, McCroy is trying to leverage whatever attention he’s getting into hip-hop stardom, according to the station.[pullquote align=”right”]”Stacks and stacks of money, all this jewelry, the cars. I was just like ‘Wow, really?'”[/pullquote]

McCroy, who faces five felony charges of failure to pay child support, was apparently involved in a car crash in 2009 — an accident that he still claims killed him.

He recently told FOX6 he hasn’t made any payments because “I was ineligible to pay…

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