TAMIKA FULLER: ‘I HAVE NO CHILD…AND I’M IN DEBT’

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Tamika Fuller wants the world to know the truth about her relationship with Christopher Bridges, a.k.a. Ludacris, and her love for her daughter, Cai. The mother withholds nothing in a recent open letter.

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“When I found out that I was pregnant two years ago, I immediately told Chris,” writes Fuller. “The world knows him as an internationally famous Hip Hop artist and actor (Ludacris) but, despite the hurtful things that have been said about me, that’s not why I was attracted to him. We had been good friends for many years, and when he told me he was newly single in spring 2013 we became intimate. Things took an ugly turn, however, when I found myself unexpectedly throwing up in his bathroom, and ultimately learning that I was pregnant.”

Tamika further explains that Chris wanted her to abort baby Cai. “He promised me the world – trips on his private jet and other perks of the rich and famous -if I would just have the abortion.” Upon deciding to keep her child, Tamika’s “real nightmare began.”

Fuller lost custody of her daughter, which is something that she doesn’t quite understand. “What kind of mother gets her child taken away,” she asks readers. “I only cut back to working less hours following my maternity leave to ensure I had enough time to spend with my daughter the first year of her life. However it was this financial reasoning along with events that transpired twenty years ago in my teens that were the sole justifications used when issuing a decision.”

In addition to losing custody of Cai, Tamika was denied assistance with her legal bills and prohibited from sharing pictures of her daughter on social media sites without Chris’ permission. “Subsequently I now have no child, no First Amendment rights and I’m in debt to a tune of six figures,” writes the mother. Read Tamika’s full essay on Madame Noire.

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Sarie

Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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