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Ludacris

Gunning For Full Custody ...

Wants Child Support

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

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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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61.

HatersGonnaHate    

As a woman, all I have to say is GOOD. He is just as much of a parent as she is, that child is 50% his DNA, so why not? If he wants to be the custodial, active parent then that is his RIGHT. When a girl decides to make a baby with a guy, she doesn't hold all the cards. He has rights, he is within his rights to enforce them, and there is no reason why he can't also get child support from the baby mama! Nothing wrong with the FATHER of the child raising the baby. Men can care for babies just as well as mom can, and I say this being a mother myself.

220 days ago
62.

Brooks    

Lol. Baby momma!!! She sees this baby as a lottery ticket, a jackpot in all probability, a come up.He mostly likely isn't broke. He just doesn't want to take care of her. 7 thousand a mo. 84 a year a decent salary. He should take care of the child..I would find it heart breaking but funny if she lost custody.Funny if she is gold digger.

220 days ago
63.

midnitetoker    

Look at his income its based on a percentage of that. Don't y'all know anything?

220 days ago
64.

DiM    

All of the prejudicial angles here aside, I never understood how any adult parent could feel that they deserve sole physical custody of their children. Children should be able to have the benefit of both parents where the parents/adults agree to live in a healthy proximity to allow these ongoing relationships. It's usually selfish otherwise. Even if one parent isn't perfect and is improving their cir***stance, the child, when offered, would want to know them.

220 days ago
65.

CRITICXTREME::    

Truly, the only time a man wants to do this is when he does not want to pay support. Now why didn't he want to do this sooner?

220 days ago
66.

Pablo Escabar    

He can hire a 24 hour a day 7 day a week nanny and it wont cost what she wants in support.

220 days ago
67.

JennA    

He's done the {very basic} math and figured that he can ditch the kid with a full time nanny and run off to the strip club for less than he'd pay to support a household of similar affluence to the child's mother to raise her in. It wouldn't be in the kid's best interest, but hey, we all know that's not really what he cares about.

220 days ago
68.

MamiS    

So, it's perfectly fine for women that want to bankroll on child support, but it's never ok for men to get custody to lower their child support? You realize him getting custody he has to care for the child thus REDUCING the burden of cost. Child support is NON TAXABLE INCOME = free money. DCSS bankrolls on his a## but I don't see them forcing HER to employ herself. It's always "it takes two people to make a child--but only ONE to pay for them."

220 days ago
69.

WhoCares    

Ladacris you just lost a fan. You are all over the place and I guess being a celebrity has made you feel like you don't need to have any minimal moral code. You are the walking talking definition of a true a**hole. 1st cheating on your fiance, 2nd lying about your income and not wanting to be there for your child financially, 3rd attempting to strip custody from her mother who's been there all along taking care of her daughter.

220 days ago
70.

Yurra Knutz    

Do whatcha gotta do so...

Stand up!
Stand up!
Hell yeah, Hey DJ bring that back!

220 days ago
71.

Marie    

Haters, If the baby is his 50%, why does that give him the right to FULL custody? You b*tches crack me up with this "as a woman" crap, like you're better then all the other chicks because your on the swining shlongs side. Even if he had 50/50, he'd still have to pay her child support. He doesn't want to pay at all, so he's trying to take a baby from her mother. It's purely for money. That already tells me everything I need to about him as a "father."

220 days ago
72.

Marie    

He's in it for the money. A baby will cramp his style.

220 days ago
73.

Marie    

@HATERGONHATE, If the baby is his 50%, why does that give him the right to FULL custody? You b*tches crack me up with this "as a woman" crap, like you're better then all the other chicks because your on the swining shlongs side. Even if he had 50/50, he'd still have to pay her child support. He doesn't want to pay at all, so he's trying to take a baby from her mother. It's purely for money. That already tells me everything I need to about him as a "father."

220 days ago
74.

Marie    

Haters, If the baby is his 50%, why does that give him the right to FULL custody? You b*tches crack me up with this "as a woman" crap, like you're better then all the other chicks because your on the swining shlongs side. Even if he had 50/50, he'd still have to pay her child support. He doesn't want to pay at all, so he's trying to take a baby from her mother. It's purely for money. That already tells me everything I need to about him as a "father."

220 days ago
75.

Marie    

Haters, If the baby is his 50%, why does that give him the right to FULL custody? You b*tches crack me up with this "as a woman" crap, like you're better then all the other chicks because your on the swining shlongs side. Even if he had 50/50, he'd still have to pay her child support. He doesn't want to pay at all, so he's trying to take a baby from her mother. It's purely for money. That already tells me everything I need to about him as a "father."

220 days ago
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