Popular rapper and Fast & Furious star, Ludacris, was recently ordered to pay the mother of his newborn child $7,000 a month in child support. The rapper, also known as Chris Bridges, filed court documents to establish paternity and have his child support reduced. The rapper argued that, due to the unexpected death of a Fast & Furious co-star, which halted the film's production, his earnings were about $25,000 a month and he could only afford $1,800 a month in child support.
Additionally, the rapper has not released a solo album in four years and there are reports that the release of his latest album has been pushed back after his newest single performed poorly. The mother of the 4-month old received full custody of the child and the rapper was ordered to pay a $7,000 monthly payment, $35,000 in back child support and the woman's attorney's fees. Child support modifications may be possible based on a variety of factors, including a change in income of the non-custodial parent.