A source who was in the courtroom when the verdict was handed down told that Fuller’s shaky finances and questionable parenting of her first child played a major role in presiding Judge Dorothy Downs’ decision to award primary custody of daughter Cai to Luda. For the judge, it was an issue of “her instability versus his stability” as she pointed out that Fuller’s  reported $800 a month salary as a housekeeping supervisor for a national hotel chain couldn’t compare to Ludacris’ finances, which enabled the rapper to provide for his daughter.

Down’s decision concludes the three-day trial, which found her hearing that Fuller disappeared for a few years after the birth of her eldest daughter. As a result, questions about child abandonment arose as the judge recommended that Fuller get a better paying job. As it turned out, Fuller’s expenses amount to four times her $800 a month salary.