Ludacris Ordered To Pay His Child’s Mother $35,000 In Legal Fees


Ludacris has been involved in a child custody battle with the mother of his youngest daughter for months and in new legal documents Fulton County Courts have sided with her and he’s been ordered to pay her legal bill, reports

In court documents filed on March 20, Tamika Fuller was named guardian of their 4-month-old daughter, Cai Bella, “for the purpose of representing the best interest of the child.”

“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 documents read.

“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 March 18, both Ludacris and Fuller appeared in court. Fuller pled with the Superior Court of Fulton for her attorney fees to be paid by the “Roll Out” rapper.

The judge sided with Fuller in a March 20 ruling stating: “Petitioner shall pay to Respondent’s counsel, Thirty Five Thousand Dollars ($35,000.00), in addition to any amounts previously awarded or paid, as an award of temporary attorney’s fees and expenses of litigation,” the March 20 ruling reads.

The judge has given Ludacris 10 days to make the payment.

In addition, the rapper also has to pay an extra $2,000 for a failed motion of contempt against Fuller.

Cai Bella is Ludacris’ second child. He has a 12-year old daughter from a previous relationship named Karma.

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