CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Rapper Future was set to appear in court Friday in Corpus Christi.
Future, also known as Nayvadius Demun Wilburn in Nueces County court documents, was a no-show.
"I was not expecting him to show up, considering he wouldn't want to be served," said local attorney Kim Frost.
Frost represents Nueces County resident Cindy Parker, who alleges that Future is the father of her infant son, and is requesting child support.
Parker filed a civil lawsuit against Wilburn in October.
According to records, Parker was 18 years old at the time the civil lawsuit was filed.
"He has thus far avoided service of process as it relates to his paternity action with Legend," Frost said.
Another woman in Florida claims her baby belongs to Future. Frost told KRIS 6 News that a DNA report shows those two children are related.
"But we don't yet have a paternity test establishing that Mr. Wilburn is Legend's father, and so that's the first step of this process," she said.
Frost said the rapper will get notice of the proceedings, but since she has been unable to serve him directly, the judge is allowing her to serve his now-appointed local attorney John Flood.
"That way it gets the process started, and he can no longer avoid service," Frost said. "After Mr. Flood gets notice of the order the judge signed today, they have 20 days to file what's called an "answer," and then I'm assuming we'll either go back to mediation or we'll have a hearing."
Frost explained that Future would be required to provide a DNA test after that 20-day periods.