T.I. Wins 10K Battle

9/24/2008 10:16 AM PDT

T.I. Wins 10K Battle

T.I . was just ordered to pay $3,000 per month to his baby mama to help support their two kids -- but it's a lot less than the mama wanted.

A source tells TMZ LaShon Dixon, the mom, was gunning for $10K per month, a big jump from the $2,000 she's getting now. But the Atlanta judge wasn't moved -- and gave her just a one grand bump.

T.I. will still have to shell out for private school, medical bills, and extracurricular expenses. After court, Randy Kessler, Dixon's lawyer, said "every little bit helps."