Kid Cudi was locked in a custody battle with the mother of his daughter, and has given up the fight. TMZ reports that the Ohio native has been in a year-long bout over the 2-year-old, but agreed to give his child's mother full custody back in August.
Cudi got a place in Chicago to be closer to his daughter, Vada Mescudi, and her mother, plus offered financial support for both parties. However, the child's mother claims to have received "sporadic and inconsistent amounts," of money and fought to keep legal control over the toddler on grounds that the G.O.O.D Music affiliate has a "long history of consistent drug and alcohol abuse."
Vada's birth was kept under wraps until six months after she was born. Cudi revealed the news in an issue of Complex magazine. "There's another thing people don't know. I have a daughter, born March 26th of this year. Her name is Vada, and she's f-cking awesome," he said. "That was eating me up, and it was stressing me out that nobody knew about her. I was trying to escape from that, too. Just trying to figure it out and make everyone happy, it's a lot for somebody my age to handle."
Although he remains private about the child, and his relationship with her mother, at the top of the year, Cudi posted a photo online of baby Vada whose middle name, Wamwene, is Kenyan, and means "little girl that belongs to special people."
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