Ludacris' ex writes about losing custody of their child

Tamika Fuller and Cai. Photo: Courtesy of Madame Noire.
Tamika Fuller and Cai. Photo: Courtesy of Madame Noire.

Credit: Melissa Ruggieri

Credit: Melissa Ruggieri

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI

It's been a high-profile few months for Ludacris with a new wife, a new album and a new movie keeping him in the news. A new baby is on the way as well.

In January, Ludacris (known legally as Chris Bridges) also won full custody of his toddler daughter, Cai .

The Atlanta rapper-actor had been embroiled in a in a lengthy court battle  with the child's mother, Tamika Fuller, about custody and child support.

Now Fuller has shared her side in a lengthy essay published on the lifestyle website, Madame Noire.

In her story, Fuller writes that Ludacris, "used the legal system as revenge, to spite me. This was a man who never visited our daughter, nor called to inquire about her well being, or even sent her a gift until the court battle began. You want me to believe a man that turned down an invitation to witness the birth of our daughter has unexpectedly developed such deep-rooted paternal feelings that he feels compelled to take her out of my arms at night for 20 days out of the month. Even more callous, he knows I cry myself to sleep without her in my bed at night, the pain of her absence is overwhelming."

Fuller writes that upon learning of her pregnancy, Ludacris “begged” her to have an abortion, but she refused after hearing her daughter’s heartbeat on an ultrasound.

Fuller also talks about how legal costs have left her in debt, cites a statistic that 70 percent of fathers who fight for custody win, and notes, “Now, place those statistics and that history and situate them in Hip-Hop loving Atlanta where Chris is a favorite son.”

To further her belief that celebrity cachet assists males, Fuller mentions recent custody situations involving Usher and his ex, Tameka Raymond; Royce Reed and NBA player Dwight Howard; and Pilar Sanders, who lost custody of her children to NFL legend Deion Sanders.

You can read Fuller’s full account here.

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