Ludacris Seeks Full Custody Plus Celeb Dads Who’ve Won Custody Battles


Rapper and Fast & Furious actor Ludacris is currently battling Baby Mama Tamika Fuller in an Atlanta court over custody and child support.  The pair had a baby girl two months ago, who has been in Fuller’s custody since birth.

According to, the rap star, a native of Atlanta, stated in legal documents that he is a “fit and capable parent” and should get full physical custody.  He offers up his parental resume, saying he’s always been “an active father” to his 12-year-old daughter.

Luda has actually asked the judge presiding over the case to enforce that Fuller pay him child support.  Fuller was asking for $15,000 a month in child support but Ludacris pleaded poverty and an inability to fulfill the payments. He reported that the death of co-star Paul Walker derailed Fast & Furious 7, leading to problems with income and cash flow due to a lack of salary. During the case, Ludacris stated that he could pay $1,800 a month and that he made approximately $55,000 last year. The judge ended up awarding Fuller $7,000 a month.

Here are 5 Celebrity Fathers who have been granted full custody of their children.

1. Usher
In 2010, Usher was granted full custody of his two sons, Usher Raymond V and Naviyd. His ex-wife, Tameka, stated on Good Morning America that Usher’s “status” helped him win custody. Tameka is reportedly still fighting the order to regain custody.

2. Jamie Foxx
The A-List actor is constantly seen hitting the red carpet with his beautiful daughter, Corrine Bishop, 19. Foxx recently brought her as his date to last month’s Grammy Awards. Foxx’s real name is Eric Marlon Bishop and he has been bringing his offspring to events since she was 10 years old. Foxx has publicly refused to name Corrine’s mother. Foxx also has another daughter Annalise, 6.

3. Lenny Kravtiz
Lenny Kravitz gained full custody of his daughter, X-Men: First Class actress Zoe Kravitz, 25, when she was just 12. Mother is Cosby Show star Lisa Bonet.

4. Dwyane Wade
In 2011, the Miami Heat star was awarded sole “care, custody and control” of his two sons with ex-wife Siohvaughn Wade. Wade recently became engaged to Gabrielle Union, star of BET series Being Mary Jane. 

5. Eric Benet
The R&B singer/songwriter took full custody of his daughter, India, after her mother, Tami Marie Stauff, died in 1993 from injuries suffered in a fatal automobile accident. India Benet, now 22, followed in her father’s footsteps by also becoming a singer.

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