As we previously reported, Ludacris has been ordered to pay up. Last year, fans were shocked when news broke that the 36-year-old rapper (born Christopher Bridges) was the father to a newborn Cai Bella, with former girlfriend Tamika Fuller. In January, the 36-year-old rapper 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.
Well, we’ve learned a few more details about the nasty child support custody battle. According to RadarOnline.com, the Georgia judge sided with the rapper’s baby mama and he’s been ordered to also pay her legal bill.
In the documents filed on March 20, Tamika has been named the guardian of their 4-month-old daughter “for the purpose of representing the best interest of the child” and Luda’s attempt to have her held in contempt of court was shot down. The documents read:
The Petitioner shall pay the Guardian ad Litem’s initial retainer of $7,500.00, to be replenished to the full amount when depleted to $1,500.00. The Guardian ad Litem shall be billed at a rate of $325.00 per hour. The retainer shall be paid directly to the Guardian ad Litem within 14 days of the entry of this order.
The ruling also reads
Petitioner shall pay to Respondent’s counsel, Thirty Five Thousand Dollars ($35,000.00), in addition to any amounts previously awarded or paid, as an award of temporary attorney’s fees and expenses of litigation. Said amount shall be paid to Respondent’s counsel within 10 days of the date of this order.
There are conflicting reports as to how much Luda has been ordered to pay in child support. Initial reports noted that he was ordered to pay $7,000 per month, but we’ve since seen conflicting amounts. In either case, we’re sure Cai, along with Luda’s eldest daughter, will be well taken care of.