Springfield Police: ‘Stevie B’ dance music performer arrested at MassMutual concert over heavy child support debt


Steven Bernard Hill, better known by his stage name “Stevie B”, was arrested during a show in Springfield on Saturday morning for allegedly owing about $ 420,000 in unpaid child support to an Agawam woman.

SPRINGFIELD – Stevie B, one of the performers featured at a Friday night concert at the MassMutual Center, found himself behind bars early Saturday after being arrested for owing $ 420,000 in unpaid child support to a woman from Agawam, authorities said.

After performing “Dream Girl” and several of her hits from the late ’80s and early’ 90s, Stevie B – also known as Steven Bernard Hill, 53, of Las Vegas – was arrested while ‘he was leaving the arena and handcuffed by the law. enforcement agents.

Springfield Police Sgt. John M. Delaney said Hill was cooperative but surprised by the arrest, expressing fear of missing a weekend concert in Providence, RI

Authorities said the mother who owed child support lived in Feeding Hills. Additional details were not available, including how far back the debt goes.

Hill is due to be brought to justice in Springfield District Court on Monday.

The dance music star was at the downtown Springfield arena for the “Freestyle 2011 – Strictly Rush Tour: Stevie B, Expose and Lisa Lisa”.

Hailing from South Florida, Hill is perhaps best known for his hit “Because I Love You (The Postman Song)”, which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart in December 1990.

Correction: The original version of this story incorrectly reported that singer Stevie B was hauled off the stage at a concert at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, and arrested for non-payment of child support. Police said he was arrested after his show, as he left the arena.


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