After months of battling his baby’s mama in court over custody of their young daughter, Royalty, singer Chris Brown landed a major win in court last week when he was awarded joint custody of Royalty. But is his battle for Royalty over just yet? According to a new report, there’s one more thing that could threaten Brown’s custody: a drug test.
As previously reported, both Brown and Nia Guzman had accused each other of being irresponsible parents and Guzman wanted Brown to pay $15K in child support a month and only see Royalty during supervised visits.
However, a judge ruled last Friday that Brown would continue to only pay $2,500 a month and that the parents would have joint custody of Royalty, with the parents switching off having Royalty every four days.
Although the judge deemed Brown fit to co-parent Royalty, it looks like Brown may still have to prove his merit as a father because, according TMZ, when the two parents appeared in court last week, Guzman’s lawyer asked the judge to submit hair and urine samples for drug tests, and the judge agreed.
The judge never explained what will happen if the tests come back positive and sources say the judgment may depend on what, if any, drugs are found in Brown’s system.
The sources also say that during this temporary custody agreement Guzman must be present when Brown has physical custody of Royalty.
The parents are scheduled to appear in court in a little over a week to finally flesh out a long-term custody arrangement. However, if an agreement can’t be made, then the 4-day visitation rotation will continue and Brown and Guzman will have to go to trial to determine a final custody plan.
Well, let’s hope these two put their feelings for each other aside and just do what’s best for Royalty.