Rapper Freddie Gibbs’ ex-fiance, Erica Dickerson, has filed for custody and child support for their daughter Irie, whom she had with Gibbs back in 2015.
According to new legal documents, obtained by The Blast, Dickerson filed a custody petition last week, in which she is asking the court to step in and help make custody and child support possible with the rapper.
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Erica, who is the daughter of Hall Of Fame NFL running back Eric Dickerson, was engaged to the rapper before the birth of their daughter and has since called off their engagement. Freddie Gibbs will have his chance to respond to his ex-fiance if he doesn’t agree with what she is asking for in the documents.
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If the ex-couple cannot agree on a custody schedule and an amount to be paid each month in child support, they will be forced to face off in court to determine what’s best for their daughter.
As you know, following baby Irie’s birth, Freddie Gibbs’ posted photos of the two of them together on his Instagram saying, “About to have the biggest moment of my life. Today is the reason I ain’t never get smoked or go to prison. Irie u gave me a purpose. See u in a minute little lady”.
Gibbs posted the message alongside a photo of himself in medial scrubs before he went into the delivery room to see his baby into the world. He added on Twitter, “8 lbs 2 Ounces and her daddy did more crying in the delivery room than her, she a G. I love u, Irie.”
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How Bad Is It?
The specific details of Erica Dickerson’s petition for custody and child support are not clear, but it’s clear the couple cannot agree on the details on their own. Also, you can imagine the child support will be a significant amount.
Both Erica and Freddie will have to submit income/expense declarations proving their current income and net worth so the court can decide how much should be paid in support. As for custody, normally California judges try to award parents 50/50 custody to promote co-parenting, but when musicians are concerned, their schedules can sometimes be all over the place. Living arrangements and visitation schedules are always subject to change, especially during the pandemic.
We are guessing part of the discussion could be Freddie Gibbs’s
brush with the law back in 2016 when he was arrested on a European warrant over alleged rape charges. At the time, he was extradited to Austria and was charged with sexual abuse by two women. He spent several weeks behind bars but eventually was acquitted on all charges.
As for Freddie Gibbs’ career, it appears to be continuing to rise after it was announced he and The Alchemist would be releasing a collaborative album called “Alfredo”. It debuted at number 15 on the Billboard 200. In June 2020, Billboard reported that Gibbs had signed to Warner Records. Last month, Gibbs released the song “4 Thangs”, featuring rapper Big Sean and Hit-Boy.