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Gunning For Full Custody ...

Wants Child Support

2/23/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Rapper Ludacris wants to do something so shocking, it will send shock waves through the rap community -- he's fighting for CUSTODY of his kid.

Luda and baby mama Tamika Fuller are duking it out in an Atlanta court over custody and child support.  They had a baby girl 2 months ago and Tamika's been taking care of the kid.

The rapper now says in legal docs he's a "fit and capable parent" and should get full physical custody.  He offers up his parental resume, saying he's always been "an active father" to his 12-year-old girl.

Now the plot thickens.

Luda has also asked the judge to force Tamika to pay HIM child support.  That's interesting, because Tamika was asking for $15K a month in child support and Ludacris pleaded poverty, saying Paul Walker's death derailed "Fast & Furious 7" and his cash flow dried up.  The judge awarded her $7K a month.

So the question ... does Luda really want custody, or is this a way to turn the financial tables?


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I don't blame him. The money hungry females don't take care of t http e children with the large amount of child support they get. WHY WOULD SHE ASK FOR 15K a month? GREEDY!!!!

240 days ago


That kid's doomed if she has his defective genes. Shoulda aborted!

240 days ago


You know, not every rapper is a deadbeat dad. "Send shockwaves through the rap community." Smh.

240 days ago


Getting custody would also mean being able to claim his child as a dependent that's huge.

240 days ago


As if he would be caring for the baby. Nannies and handlers would be raising the kid, not him.

240 days ago



240 days ago


What kind of azzhole man wants to separate a newborn from its mother? Unless this mother is a drug addict, or physically unable to care for the baby, then I find it repulsive that he would try to do so merely to reduce or avoid paying for support, or worse yet, to use it as a means to make money. Luda, you knew what the deal was when you slept with this woman, that pregnancy was possible, so do the right thing and support the baby & stop acting like a b!tch. As for the mother - you also knew you could get pregnant, and if that was your goal then I find you to be pathetic. Be more concerned with your daughter having a father in her life than getting paid. Request a more reasonable amount of money & stop acting like you won the groupie lottery. Neither of these two are acting in the best interest of this baby who never asked to here.

240 days ago


On yea Ludacris is his NAME he is ABSOULTLY CRAZY and out of his natural mind to think it is ok to even put that into his stupid ugly little mouth! Now OFFICALY DON'T LIKE THAT ***** he can't even act. He ol light bright dummy he really think his doctor girlfriend wanna be taking care of his 'side' baby that he only wants to have custody of because he's screaming broke . Well then how you gonna take care of the baby??? And Ludacris go get a job. Do club appearances these video vixens out here getting better than a grown ass man who have made millions off of degrading women . So no surprise to see how he is behaving in real life. Having a side time break baby and now you wanna take care of him. Wow he out doing him self.

240 days ago


Give him his child and pay up you deadbeat does that work here or is it something that you only tell to men? Why is it only the man's responsibility to take care of a child financially what happened to "equal rights"? He's basically forcing her to get a job I'm pretty sure whatever she'll have to pay in child support will be a super small amount that won't cover their child's costs so I'm pretty sure ludacris won't be able to mooch off his child and the majority of the child expenses will still come out of his pocket so yes he's trying to avoid paying child support but I'm pretty sure he's not trying to avoid paying for his child just trying avoid someone using a child for financial gain and having to pay her to slander his name raise their child to hate him keeping him away from his child and dumping the child off on a nanny or relatives while she spends the child support on herself and oh lets not forget how they love to go back to court for more money when a woman does this to a man she is right but he reverses through table not only is he wrong but someone how he's labeled a deadbeat so basically fathers are nothing more than financial support?

240 days ago


Send shockwaves through the rap community? Are you implying that rappers never want custody of their children? How so very tacky of you TMZ. Very insulting. There are many rappers that are married and are very involved in their children's lives. LL Cool J, Reverand Run, Lil Jon, TI and the list goes on. Another reason why you can never be taken as professional journalists.

239 days ago


Very clever! Slow clap!

239 days ago


I wonder if this is to teach her a lesson for asking so much in child support(15k for a 2 month old, I guess he needs to have onesies and bibs laced in diamonds) or is he just trying to avoid paying the mom completely? B/c he can't go out rapping or being on movie sets all day when you're a full time parent

239 days ago


Luda didn't plead poverty folks. He has managed his money well since his first check at the radio station. He said his INCOME last year didn't support the income required to pay the Gold-Diggerish astonishing amount of 15k/month child support. You see what you did Randy Kessler!! I blame him for giving her bad counsel and playing this out in the media.

239 days ago


Lets be honest ..... Two wrongs don't make a right..... Both of them are so wrong .... pretty sure she sees dollar signs...he want to keep his dollar signs...he has a partner who says they where on a "break" (give me a break) he's doing this because his partner is hurt...and she is bout going along with it(or suggested it herself) now the mother of the child.......she has a baby by a rich rapper that has a girl friend already... who knows .....probably have feelings for him still ... hell yea I would want 15k( probably more) but taking a kid from his mother is wrong... unless the mother is unfit BUT WE DO NOT KNOW WHATS GOING ON......just because his good to one of his child doesn't mean that his going be good to her child TRUST ME i seen glad I'm not famous

239 days ago


I stopped reading the article at Baby Mama, really TMZ

239 days ago
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