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Ludacris wins primary custody of 1-year-old daughter

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In a surprising development, rapper Ludacris has won primary custody of his 1-year-old daughter, Cai Bella.

As previously reported, the rapper-actor, whose legal name is Chris Bridges, has been engaged in a nasty court battle with his alleged mistress Tamika Fuller, regarding their 13-month-old daughter, Cai. On Monday, however, Judge Dorothy Downs brought an end to the drama with a shocking ruling.

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“After a 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,” Bridges, 37, told PEOPLE.

During the ongoing litigation, Fuller asked for an increase in Bridges’ child support payments from $7,000 to $15,000 a month and dropped a bomb when she claimed that Bridges initially tried to bribe her with a home and $10,000 to terminate the pregnancy. The “Chicken and Waffles” recording artist fought back, saying Fuller’s comments were damaging his reputation and underlining the reasons he would be a more fit guardian for Cai.

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Fuller took it one step further, by alleging that the Furious 7 star’s marriage to his his longtime love, Eudoxie Mbouguiyengue, was a ploy to gain an upper hand over her in their custody battle.

What’s odd about the case is that the judge did not issue a joint ruling.

Rumor has it, Fuller ruined her chances at custody when reports surfaced that she disappeared for a few years after the birth of her eldest daughter, leading to questions about child abandonment. Fuller’s expenses were shown to be four times her $800 monthly salary, which also may have impacted the judge’s decision.

How do you feel about Judge Downs’ ruling? Was it fair?


12 Comments

  1. sue on January 29, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    Well the baby’s mother came out and said that, that’s why he got married quickly to get custody. I guess she was telling the truth. But he has alot more money then the mother of the baby so it is tacky for him to get child support. Plus that is a little girl how tacky to take her from her mother and try to give her to another lady. What Fuller did years ago should be the reason it is what she is doing now.

    • Family First on January 29, 2015 at 8:00 pm

      Yep baby mama said this would happen and she was right.. Seems the Black man in America will do anything not to pay child support including becoming a husband. The lot of them have to damn near be financially backed into a commitment. Let’s see how long he goes before he’s busted creeping with another stripper..

  2. Evone on January 29, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    This is a WIN WIN for the child she will get the all of the love without always being in the midst of a fight over money. Some women feel that they’re entitled just because they laid down with someone wealthy. She will still be able to see her little girl and if she’s wise she will show her all of the love she possibly can AND build a wonderful relationship with her. Children are not to be used as pawns!

    • Wanda on January 29, 2015 at 8:48 pm

      If you didn’t carry the child for 9 months and birth the baby don’t post anything at all. This is a baby girl. Ludacris did not attend one prenatal appointment before their daughter was born. He failed to pay any support thus the reason why she had to file a case against his *ss. I feel like money should never dictate who’s the fit parent. Just for your information poverty is never supposed to be a factor per the US Supreme Court.

      • Evone on January 30, 2015 at 12:59 am

        You sound like a FOOL! I have the right to post anything I want! Also I never said that money should be the deciding factor in a custody battle! In fact I feel the total opposite but I guess it’s OK if we as mothers focus on the big pay off! *WRONG* Read the article again where do you see it mentions that she wasn’t receiving child support, it was stated that she was requesting an increase from 7000 to 15000! Poverty? 7000.00 a month, NOT!

        • Likewaterforchoc on January 30, 2015 at 8:53 am

          She clearly believes that she gave birth to a cash register and not a baby.

    • Likewaterforchoc on January 30, 2015 at 8:43 am

      Thank you for seeing the big picture. I will never understand my fellow sisters for shaming him for getting custody of his own child. It’s his kid too. A woman went so far as to say that because women are physically equipped to give birth that it makes her the more suitable parent. right her on this very site, there is a story every week about a woman neglecting or even worse killing her own child. Every woman who gives birth is NOT a mother. This woman is a groupie who laid down with a man who was taken so he wasn’t the only cheater in scenario. And her dragging him in to court for more and more money and trashing him on social media lets you know what kind of person she is.

  3. A Dad on January 29, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    Great ruling by the judge. The jumpoff is likely in her 30 with 2 kids pulling in under 10k annually. … what can she teach Cai about life or how to become a productive member of society? I thought the whole point of custody was to decide who provides the best quality of life for the child.

    • Joy on January 30, 2015 at 2:28 am

      how is he going to provide a best quality of life when he’s traveling around the world entertaining, touring, etc. So now his wife will raise another woman’s child when the mother could do it

    • Likewaterforchoc on January 30, 2015 at 8:46 am

      I may be the only black woman who is in agreement with you because the baby mama brigade is strong and we sadly live in a society where babymama-dom has become the norm so women automatically believe that the mother is always the more suitable parent and dads who see their kids for 2 weeks during the summer are “good dads.” It’s his kid too and he has just as much of a right to fight custody as the mother who is continually bashing him on social media and dragging him to court for child support increases. The opinions of black women on social media that I have seen speak to the bigger issue of them doubting the capability of black men being able to raise their own children.

  4. Angie on January 30, 2015 at 2:37 am

    Shame of you Luda!!! You should never take a child from their mother like that, especially when you yourself don’t have the quality time to spend with the child. You will be traveling around the world. I know you paid your lawyers plenty to dig deep to find anything lil thing you could find to use against the mother. I could see joint custody but why primary

  5. telos solet on February 1, 2015 at 2:44 am

    i just hope his new wife doesn’t mistreat the baby (unbeknownst to ludacris, of course) since it’s not hers.