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Tamika Fuller’s Bank Balance, Vanishing Act Among Reasons Why Judge Denied Custody of her “Break Baby” with Ludacris

Ludacris’ “break baby” mama’s poor finances and a years-long disappearing act were among the reasons why a judge awarded Ludacris full custody of their daughter Cai Bella, Bossip has learned.

Judge Dorothy Downs gave Ludacris primary physical custody of the one year old in an Atlanta courtroom Wednesday. Tamika Fuller, the baby mama, will get the baby 11 days out of the month, with Luda raising her the remainder of the time.

“The judge said she felt they both loved the child,” a source who was in the courtroom Wednesday told Bossip. The main issue “was her instability versus his stability.”

The judge said Fuller’s $800 a month salary as a housekeeping supervisor for a national hotel chain couldn’t compare to the lifestyle her millionaire rapper baby-daddy – and his new wife, Eudoxie – could provide the tot.

During the three-day trial, the judge heard that Fuller disappeared for a few years after the birth of her eldest daughter, leading to questions about child abandonment.

The judge also recommended that Fuller get a better paying job. It came out in court that Fuller’s expenses are four times her $800 a month salary.

Fuller’s lawyer, Lisa West, did not say whether or not she will appeal the custody decision, sources told Bossip.

“She (Fuller) was distraught after the decision,” the source said. “She’s upset at the outcome, but based on sitting in the court room, and listening to the evidence, the judge made the best call.”

Luda, real name Chris Bridges, released the following statement via his rep:

“After review of all the evidence, the testimony of the witnesses, the report of the guardian ad litem, and the claims made throughout this entire case, I am gratified that the judge found me to be the most fit and proper parent to have primary physical custody of our beautiful daughter”.

For folks who need a refresher, here are some photos of Tamika with Cai from a recent outing in Atlanta.

Photo Credit: Dennis Byron/

Court Reporting by Dennis Byron



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