Ludacris Blames Child Support Woes on Paul Walker's Death

Rapper says his bank account has dwindled since Fast & Furious co-star passed away.

Posted: 02/20/2014 03:26 PM EST
Ludacris, Paul Walker

Paul Walker's death has a lot to do with why Ludacris can't afford to pay child support for his infant daughter.

According to TMZ, Luda appeared in court Wednesday (Feb. 19) alongside Tameka Fuller the mother of his 2-month-old baby girl to lay out his financial troubles. Luda wants to pay $1,800 a month for the baby and argued that he can't cover Fuller's $15,000 monthly demands because (similar to co-star Tyrese Gibson) he was banking on a paycheck from the Fast & Furious 7, which is now in limbo due to Walker's passing. The 40-year-old actor lost his life in a car crash the day after Thanksgiving 2013.  

The judge temporarily sided with Luda, agreeing to cut the child support payments down to $7,000 a month until his financial records have been reviewed.  

The Chicago-born rapper is worth more than $50 million and attests to making only $55,000 in 2013. His recent money issues haven't entirely stifled his purchasing, however. In January it was reported that Luda purchased a $4.8 million mansion in Southern California's Hollywood Hills, sold his West Hollywood penthouse condo for $879,000, and is in the processing of selling a second $879,000 unit located in the same building. 

Two years before the real estate shuffle, Luda allegedly dropped $150,000 on a new Porsche for longtime girlfriend Eudoxie Agnan.  

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