Rapper Master P has questioned a judge's decision to grant his estranged wife full custody of their minor children due to his court absence on Monday, insisting he was unaware there was even a hearing scheduled.
Master P has been embroiled in a bitter custody battle with his ex Sonya Miller since she filed for divorce in October after 24 years of marriage. On Monday, a judge awarded her sole custody of their four young kids after he failed to respond to her legal documents. He was also ordered to pay Sonya's $75,000 legal fees, which includes sanctions for failing to attend the hearing.
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However, the hip-hop veteran is not happy with the ruling and has now opened up about his no-show, claiming he worries his ex's alleged addiction troubles will seriously affect her ability to properly look after their children.
He tells AllHipHop.com, "This is disappointing and embarrassing to me. I just got back into town from holding basketball camps in Kentucky, helping at-risk youth and have to come back home to deal with negativity in my own family. How can a judge grant custody to an unfit mother whose only motive for gaining custody is to get more money? Sonya's only concern is herself, partying and hanging out with her friends."
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Master P, real name Percy Miller, also claims he will take legal action against her attorneys if anything happens to the children while under their mother's care.
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He continues, "I didn't need the court or judge to tell me to do what's right for my kids, that's what I want to do and that's my lifelong commitment to all of my kids. Sonya knows that she has a drug and alcohol addiction, everyone else will see that there is a real problem because that's something you can only hide for so long. If anything happens to my kids while they're in her custody, I will be suing her attorneys as well as the court system for not properly investigating this case."