Ludacris, whose real name is Chris Bridges, was awarded primary custody of his 13-month-old daughter Cai this week.
The rapper / actor had been embroiled in a bitter custody battle with a child’s mother, Tamika Fuller for a number of months. Fuller initially took Bridges to court in order to increase his child support from $7000 a month to $15000.
The increase was not granted due to the rapper’s loss of income from Fast and the Furious 7 being pushed back after the show’s star Paul Walker was killed in a fatal car accident in Southern California back in November (2013). Fuller claims that Luca’s desire to have Cai in his custody is to avoid paying the increase in child support and therefore was not in Cai’s best interest. Ludacris countersued seeking full custody of his daughter. The case has taken many ugly turns with Fuller even accusing Luda offered her $10,000 and a house to get an abortion.
Cai was conceived with Fuller while Luda was on a break from his now wife Eudoxie Mbouguiyengue, and Fuller alleges that the rapper would do anything to prevent a scandal. Luda fired back and provided many reasons why he would provide a more stable environment for his daughter then Fuller. Mainly saying that he was in a happy and stable marriage while Fuller is a single mother and, for this reason, he’s able to provide more time to their one-year-old.
In addition, sources are saying that Fuller is in extreme debt owing over four times the amount of her $800 a month job as a housekeeping supervisor with also played a role in the judge’s decision. Fuller also disappeared for a few years after the birth of her oldest child, which lead the judge to feel that her parenting was questionable.
The final ruling gave both parents joint legal and physical custody, but named Ludacris as the primary physical custodian. Based on the judge’s decision Fuller is expected to get Cai 11 days the each month.