Tamika Fuller wants to have her say, and in a ‘penned’ essay, she does just that. After losing custody of her daughter to Ludacris, Fuller recounts how he tried to bribe her into having an abortion, and also states that the only reason he wanted custody of the child was to be vengeful and to keep from paying child support.
According to TheYBF.com, Fuller wrote:
The psychological manipulation began immediately. He broke down in 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 forced 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.
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. He made me feel as if I was ruining us. It was as if he believed that our friendship should take precedence over the life growing inside of me and when he realized that it didn’t, it couldn’t, my real nightmare began.
Fuller also criticized a system that has faulted men for the longest in granting them custody, that it’s now easier for men to get custody of their children, especially if they’re rich. Fuller stated the only reason she wasn’t working full-time was because she took time off to take care of her child.
In the essay, Fuller also stated that she wants to become an advocate for women who are going through custody battles with their ‘exes’.
What I found interesting about the essay was that it was well written, but led me to believe that it’s a publicity stunt. One has to wonder how soon before Ludacris asks a judge for a gag order. And for the record, he still gets the gas face.