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Ludacris ordered to pay $35,000 in legal fees for messy custody battle

Rapper Ludacris performs during the welcome party for the 29th annual Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on March 24, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images for Nightclub & Bar

Rapper and “Fast & Furious” star Ludacris has been ordered to pay $35,000 to the mother of his second child. According to a report by on April 11, a judge sided with Tamika Fuller, who Ludacris fathered a child with last year.

The only innocent party in this case is the four-month-old child, named Cai Bella Bridges, who Ludacris admitted he was the father as a result of an affair he had with Fuller while he was still in a relationship with model Eudoxie. The “What’s Your Fantasy” rapper, whose real name is Christopher Brian Bridges, also had his attempt to have Fuller held in contempt of court shot down by the Georgia judge.

The nasty custody battle has not been kind to Ludacris so far, especially on Thursday when he was ordered to pay Fuller’s legal bill. In the exclusive report by Radar Online, court documents ordered Ludacris to pay the guardian, Fuller, who was granted guardianship of their daughter “for the purpose of representing the best interest of the child.” The total, estimated at $35,000.00 were calculated in the court documents.

“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 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.”

On top of the $35,000, Ludacris had to pay an additional $2,000 in fees because his motion to have Fuller found in contempt was denied. The judgment and reward was granted to Fuller after pled with the Superior Court of Fulton County for her fees to be paid by Ludacris. Both parties testified in front of the Georgia judge on March 18.

It should be noted that after Ludacris admitted to paternity of the baby girl back in January, he accused Fuller of plotting to extort money from him after he claims she demanded he buy her a $7,500 car as well as cover her lawyer fees. He also ordered a gag order on Fuller because of his celebrity status. Needless to say, he has been unsuccessful on the later two.

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