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Ludacris

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

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

I think it's funny that people are more outraged by the fact that the court awarded his child 15k/month in child support than they are by the fact that he's earned $80 million in the past 6 years and is somehow still living paycheck to paycheck. I'm not saying Baby Mama isn't a money grubbing ho, but family court doesn't really care what her motives are. She's raising his child alone, and the court has a legal obligation to see that this child has a similar quality of life to any future legitimate children he might have and raise himself. This is how child support works, and he can't claim not to have known that, considering this wasn't his first kid.

248 days ago
92.

Inconceivable!    

It's pretty low to ride the coattails of someone's death to assist your finances.

248 days ago
93.

djspen    

So not right to bring Pauls name into your problems, all the crying and twitter post you made when he died are now meaningless considering you use him as an excuse as to why you are behind. We have to work everyday and save money to provide you show up at one party and say a few words and leave with 15,000 per appearance maybe more but you can't take care of a child you brought into the world. MAN UP!

248 days ago
94.

djmikey    

Tyrese never used Walker's death as an excuse, his ex did! Seriously, Ludacris, I like your ****, but this is off....

248 days ago
95.

IDGAF69    

2 sided response here.. first.. no way in hell a baby needs 18k a month to live on.. come on man.. second.. why is Luda among many many many others not savin the cheddar.. to count on a movie ur not paid for yet is stupid..

248 days ago
96.

Peekie    

TMZ is were all the racist flock to talk negative about blacks ever since Obama became president we really see how America view blacks..

248 days ago
97.

Crunkatlanta    

Wow , y'all misleading story headings are something else...

248 days ago
98.

Wayne    

I don't beleive he only made $55,000 last year

248 days ago
99.

jay76    

TM trash keep it up you guys will be like the kardashian.

248 days ago
100.

kaci    

How in the hell does it take 15k or 7k a month to raise a baby. It doesnt!

248 days ago
101.

Bagheera    

Guys, quit using Paul Walker as an excuse not to be fathers to your children.

248 days ago
102.

Vote2012    

Needs the white man to support him? I guess he blew all his millions , and since nobody wants to buy his music it backs to the projects for him.

248 days ago
103.

Kevo    

If you really think he's telling the truth (or Tyrese for that matter) about how much money they have, then you're just as naive as he hopes the court system is. This is about not paying a woman it obviously didn't work out with, an extreme amt of child support ($7k a month).

248 days ago
104.

Black Adam    

Black dudes have to learn how to grip their chips.

248 days ago
105.

jeff boy    

LOL.. typical Blacks... Make baby's, leave them father-less, don't pay support and kock-out sucker punch Whitey...

248 days ago
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