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I'm Hurtin' For Cash Because Of Paul Walker's Death

2/20/2014 7:31 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Ludacris can't afford to pay thousands of dollars in child support -- and he's blaming his financial woes on the death of his "Fast and Furious" co-star Paul Walker.

Ludacris was in court Wednesday with his baby mama, Tamika Fuller ... who's demanding Luda pay her $15K a month to take care of his 2-month-old baby daughter, Cai.

But Luda went to court and told the judge ... he was counting on "Fast and Furious 7" money to make his payments, and the movie is now on hold so his payday went away.

Luda claims he can only pay $1,800 a month -- confessing he only made around $55K for 2013.

The judge split the baby down the middle, ordering Luda to pay 7K a month for now ... while hizzoner reviews all the financial docs.

By the way ... Tyrese also claimed relative poverty in his child support case because of Walker's death.


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The news reporter(s) put a negative spin on it; I don't believe it as it was written. If he was counting on a large payday from a scheduled project that fell through, then that's just it, it fell through and I do not think for a second that it had anything to do with blame, TMZ made it about that (shame on them for it). His reaction to something not going as planned is no different from someone else making an ordinary income having the same reaction because they were counting on that project or work to cover their financial obligation(s). The only message it sends to me is parents need to work through their financial arrangements or come to financial agreements without including "child support enforcement" in the matter. Both parents should hold themselves accountable for the care of the child without force.

183 days ago


Did Ludacris use the word 'blame' or is that TMZ stirring the pot! And who the hell needs to pay that much money in child support! I am a woman with 2 kids and I could never bring myself to ask my kids dad to pay more than what is needed to provide for them. It's just pure greed!

183 days ago


Kind of a misleading headline. It's not like he bitterly stated he's broke because of Paul Walker dying, just said he's missing a paycheck he was expecting because the movies on hold. That's a fact, headline makes it sound like he was being malicious.

183 days ago


Stupid ignorance of people no were in that story does it state Luda said it was walkers fault he says it do to the production of the movie that's on hold I hope Luda sues for misleading information!!!

183 days ago


"The judge split the baby down the middle"
That poor child! That sounds painful. lol

183 days ago


Can you say plan ahead or keep it your pants duh.

183 days ago


Using a death to say you can't pay child support is soo s***my, c'mon luda you don't have the money? Get da fug outta here...sad

183 days ago


Why do some (a lot) of men need to be forced into providing for their own gat damn children......? Anyone got an answer? Why they always gotta go to court to have an old white dude force them into helping their own gat damn child...?!?!?! S*** bags-

183 days ago


OH MY GOD. Can we get over the headline please? Sensationalistic, attention-grabbing titles are nothing new. And this one - while maybe not in great taste - isn't exactly false. Let's break it down: Luda claims to have needed his Fast & Furious paycheck to make child support on time. He didn't get his check because production was halted. Production was only halted because Paul Walker died. So yeah, he's blaming his child support woes on Paul Walker's death.

183 days ago


Luda didn't say he couldn't or wouldn't pay childsupport he said he can't afford to pay the amount his baby mama is asking for. Its not that men need to be forced into paying childsupport sometimes its greedy women wanting a pay day whether the guy is providing for the child or not. These women make having babies and collecting childsupport a job..smh

183 days ago


P.A.N. nuf said!!

183 days ago


Blame it on a dead hommie!!!! Wow!! ****ing a holes...and still tyres post those Wack ass videos on Facebook....BITCH GO HIDE UNDER A ROCK....

183 days ago


Tyrese and **** you worthless **** your bills and stop riding the wave from some one else's fame..****ing has bens

183 days ago

William Foresman    

this is outrageous! $15k a month for child support! That's BS!

183 days ago


why kind of expenses would any baby or KID need 15K a MONTH for? the courts SUCK.

183 days ago
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