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Rapper Master P has lost custody of his four children after failing to show up to court.

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Master P has been embroiled in a bitter custody battle with his estranged wife Sonya Miller since she filed for divorce in October after 24 years of marriage.

Master P, real name Percy Miller, has four minor children with Sonya and three of them have been living with the hip-hop veteran in recent weeks.

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However, on Monday, a judge awarded Sonya sole custody of their children after he failed to respond to her legal documents, according to

He was also ordered to pay Sonya's $75,000 legal fees, which include sanctions for failing to attend the hearing.

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