Ludacris ordered to pay up in child support battle

WENN, Thursday, February 20, 2014, 11:05am (PST)
  • Ludacris has been ordered to pay $7,000-a-month to the mother of his baby daughter after attempting to plead poverty to limit the amount of child support he would have hand over.

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    The rapper-actor, whose real name is Christopher Bridges, became a father for a second time on Dec. 9, when former girlfriend Tamika Fuller gave birth to a baby, Cai.

    She filed papers for financial support, asking for a monthly check of $15,000 to care for the newborn, but Ludacris challenged the claim, insisting he could not afford to pay that much.

    Last month, he requested a Georgia judge cap his child support liabilities to a maximum of $1,800 a month, blaming the stalled production of "Fast & Furious 7," which has been on hold since the death of star Paul Walker in November, for affecting his finances.

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    He also claimed to only have made $55,000 in 2013, reports TMZ.

    The case returned to court on Wednesday, when a judge ruled against Ludacris, although he refused to grant the full amount demanded by Fuller.

    Instead, he decided to temporarily award Fuller $7,000-a-month, which will be reviewed once all of the financial documents have been assessed.

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    Ludacris isn't the only "Fast & Furious" actor to be embroiled in custody and child support issues. Tyrese Gibson is also fighting his ex-wife Norma over visitation with their daughter Shayla.

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