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Ludacris tried to use the ‘ol “I-only-make-$55K-a-year” trick in court to try to keep from paying scrupulous amounts of child support towards his illegitimate baby mama but a Georgia judge couldn’t be bought with such tomfoolery.

The accomplished rapper/actor is reportedly being ordered to pay out a whooping $35K to the mother of his recently born child just for her legal fees.

Via Radar Online:

In the documents filed on March 20, Ludacris’ baby mama, Tamika Fuller, is named guardian of their 4-month-old daughter, Cai Bella, “for the purpose of representing the best interest of the child” and Chris Bridges’ (Ludacris’ real name) attempt to have her held in contempt of court was shot down.

“Petitioner shall pay to Respondent’s counsel, Thirty Five Thousand Dollars ($35,000.00), in addition to any amounts previously awarded or paid, as an award of temporary attorney’s fees and expenses of litigation,” the March 20 ruling reads.

“Said amount shall be paid to Respondent’s counsel within 10 days of the date of this order.”

And because Ludacris’ motion to have Fuller found in contempt was denied, he was knocked an extra $2,000 in fees for that too.

The story broke wide open at the top of the year when word got out that Ludacris had fathered a child outside of his longtime relationship with girlfriend Eudoxie. Since then, there has been a nonstop timeline of struggle.

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