Tamika Fuller: I feel like Ludacris ripped my baby from me.

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Tamika Fuller, the mother of Ludacris’ youngest daughter Cai Bella Bridges, is breaking her silence, literally. After loosing custody to the rapper/actor, Tamika has penned a lengthy editorial (with Madame Noire) sharing her point of view of how and why the courts sided with Luda and how their relationship began.

Cai Bella Bridges

Cai Bella Bridges

Ludacris’ reaction to finding out Tamika was pregnant:

The psychological manipulation began immediately. He broke down into tears when I told him that I wanted to keep our baby and he begged me to abort the child whose heartbeat was developing in rhythm with my own. He told me that it would destroy his career and his image. I contemplated heavily on terminating my pregnancy. I don’t believe in enforced parenthood or trapping anyone into raising an unwanted child. However when I visited the clinic and heard my daughter’s heartbeat on the ultrasound I knew I couldn’t go through with it.

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I am fully aware that people often assume an average woman who gets herself impregnated by a celebrity is a gold-digger looking for a quick and easy payday. However contrary to popular belief, I was fully cognizant that I was going to be a single mother and I knew that he was not going to be involved in that process – I was okay with that. I went through my entire pregnancy alone and working full time with no support from him, most of the people in my circle never even knew he was the father until our trial made headlines. Deep down even though I knew he never wanted the baby, I have to be honest in admitting I was hurt that there was a real possibility my daughter’s father might not be part of her life. I thought that he would accept our daughter’s impending arrival and want to take part in the process, but I know now that thinking was naive.