Ludacris’ net worth is suffering, and he thinks it’s Paul Walker’s fault. The rapper supposedly wanted a reduction in his child support because of the delay of Fast & Furious 7. Per TMZ, Ludacris was banking on using the money from the action flick to pay his baby mama, Tamika Fuller. But Walker’s death postponed the film’s release, which means Luda could not pay Fuller on time.
Tamika Fuller apparently wanted Ludacris to $15,000 a month for 2-month-old Cai. In Fuller’s eyes, Ludacris’ net worth was high enough for him to afford this number. She even allegedly claimed that he spent nearly that amount on pets and lawn care. Last month, Fuller also accused the rapper of neglecting his daughter.
"It saddens me that it has come to this,” Cai wrote on Instagram. “I did not file on him. Nor would I ever try to attempt to extort my child's father. … [Cai] has yet to meet her father and it's unfortunate because I would never keep him from seeing her.”
Ludacris, in turn, argued that he could only afford $1,800 a month because of the decline in his net worth. The rapper claimed he only made $55,000 in all of 2013.
A judge split the difference between Ludacris’ and Fuller’s claims, ordering the rapper/actor to pay $7,000 a month in child support for the time being. But the judge does plan to scrutinize financial documents to determine exactly what Ludacris’ net worth is. It’s thus possible that the rapper’s child support payments could change down the line.
Indeed, reports indicate that Ludacris’ net worth is a lot higher than what he claimed. According to Forbes, Ludacris was the ninth-highest-paid hip hop artist of 2013. The rapper is supposedly worth $12 million, more than stars like Pitbull and Drake. As Inquisitr noted, Ludacris even acknowledged his placement on the Forbes list.
While Ludacris is correct that Paul Walker’s death pushed back Fast & Furious 7, it seems sketchy that someone with a reported $12 million net worth would be reluctant to take care of his child. Fuller’s demands were somewhat outrageous, but a star like Luda should be able to pay more than the $1,800 a month he requested.
And Ludacris is apparently not the only Fast & Furious claiming that Paul Walker’s death hurt his net worth. Per TMZ, Tyrese also declared he could not pay his child support because of the film’s delay.