It was reported that rapper and actor Chris Bridges (aka Ludacris) has won sole custody of his one-year-old daughter after an intense legal battle with the baby’s mother, Tamika Fuller. During the litigation, Fuller sought an increase in child payments.
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The custody battle got particularly messy when Tamika Fuller claimed that Ludacris bribed her to get an abortion.
According to Tamika Fuller’s testimony, “I told him the same day that I found out.”
“He was not happy. He cried. It wasn’t that he wasn’t happy because he did say, ‘This wasn’t something that we planned. Let’s move forward and get an abortion. We’re not going to have a family. The baby is not going to be with the mother and the father in the same house. This is all bad.’… [He said] it would ruin his life. It’s going to ruin his career.”
Tamika Fuller alleged that Ludacris offered to give her $10,000 and a house if she aborted the baby.
“He never changed his mind. He did not. He did [attempt to get me to have an abortion]. He gave me the money for an abortion, actually. It was $900 and some change… We were having a conversation and he was like, ‘I can take you back to the house. I got 10 grand. I can help you out. I’m going to work it out. I can help you out with whatever it is you need. I can help you with a house. We’re going to work together.'”
Ludacris claimed that Tamika Fuller’s testimony was meant to damage his reputation. And the court agreed, awarding him sole custody after the rapper showed how he could provide a better environment for his daughter.
After the court made its decision, Ludacris released a statement saying the following.
“After review of all the evidence, the testimony of the witnesses, the report of the guardian ad litem, and the claims made throughout this entire case, I am gratified that the judge found me to be the most fit and proper parent to have primary physical custody of our beautiful daughter.”
Prior to getting word of the court’s verdict, Ludacris even took to Instagram to post a meme that seems to be a jab at Fuller. The post showed a picture of lions running, along with a cryptic message that read, “The truth is like a lion. You don’t have to defend it. Let it loose. It will defend itself.”
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