Ludacris has made great strides to avoid shelling out a hefty child support payment to Tamika Fuller. Shortly after reports began circulating about the “My Chick Bad” rapper cheating on his girlfriend, the rumors about his “love child” were also confirmed with the news of his custody battle.
In response to Fuller’s filing for child support, Luda responded with a claim stating that he could only afford an estimated $1,800.00 a month for payments. He even went so far as to say Paul Walker’s death also contributed to his financial woes since the production of Fast and Furious 7 was tentatively delayed at the time. However, it appears all of his efforts were in vain.
The judge felt that “being with her mother is in the child’s best interest.” So, Fuller was awarded full custody of their 4-month-old daughter, Cai Bella. The 36-year-old rapper-actor was also ordered to pay more than an estimated $35K in addition to Fuller’s attorney fees.
Radar Online obtained the official court documentation in regards to the Mar. 20 ruling.
“The Petitioner shall pay the Guardian ad Litem’s initial retainer of $7,500.00, to be replenished to the full amount when depleted to $1,500.00,” the documents read. “The Guardian ad Litem shall be billed at a rate of $325.00 per hour. The retainer shall be paid directly to the Guardian ad Litem within 14 days of the entry of this order.”
“Petitioner shall pay to Respondent’s counsel, Thirty Five Thousand Dollars ($35,000.00), in addition to any amounts previously awarded or paid, as an award of temporary attorney’s fees and expenses of litigation,” the ruling read.
Child support payments were also decided upon. Although Fuller wasn’t granted the $15K per month she initially requested, the “IDGAF” rapper was ordered to pay $7,000.00 per month instead, which is a far cry from the $1,800.00 he claimed to make on a monthly basis.
However, the ruling comes as no surprise since Luda was actually made the Forbes list as one of the Forbes list as one of the Highest Paid in Hip Hop in 2013. Ludacris reportedly earned more than an estimated $12 million last year!
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