Kid Cudi Denies Giving Up Custody of Daughter

After a long legal battle, the rapper reached an agreement with his child's mother.

Posted: 11/21/2012 07:03 AM EST
Kid Cudi

Kid Cudi is shooting down rumors that he surrendered on the custody battle for his daughter. According to TMZ, the rapper had put up a white flag after a bitter year long legal battle with his child's mother. However, Cudi and his lawyer are saying that's not the case and that the parents actually reached an "amicable agreement."

"The truth is that in August 2012, Kid Cudi and his daughter's mother jointly reached an amicable agreement on the issues of legal custody and parenting time," reads the statement published on Complex.

The hip hop star's lawyer, Lauren Blair, of the Chicago-based law firm Pedersen & Houpt, will not comment on the details of the agreement. However she did want to make it clear that the additional drug and alcohol abuse allegations against Cudi were completely false.

"Both parents are fit and proper persons to have custody of their child," she stated.

The statement reveals that Cudi had volunteered to take a drug test during the trial, and that the results came back negative. The drug allegations were supposedly pulled from "stale" information dating as far back as December 2009, June 2010 and July 2010. According to Blair, even his child's mother never observed the celeb engaging in those types of activities.

"Those pleadings did not contain a single allegation that the mother ever personally observed Kid Cudi using drugs or alcohol, or acting violent, and there was certainly never any allegation during the entire case that Kid Cudi engaged in any kind of illegal substance use or violence in the presence of his daughter," she defended.

Legal battles aside, the star just released Cruel Summer album with his fellow G.O.O.D. Music artists in September, and is currently working on his forthcoming album, Indicud, set for an early 2013 release date.

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