Ciara has opened a $15 million dollar lawsuit against Future, accusing her ex and child’s father of libel and slander.
Per TMZ Sports, the suit alleges Future (Nayvadius Cash) has used his recent music, social media and interviews falsely claim Ciara is keeping him from their son, also named Future. The lawsuit also accuses the rapper of making false criticisms about Ciara’s aptitude as a mother.
“This bitch got control problems … I gotta go through lawyers to see baby future … the fuckery for 15k a month,” Future tweeted in January.
In addition to the money, Ciara is requesting that all tweets addressing or alluding to her be deleted and a gag order enforced on family matters.
Ciara has had enough. Look, musicians are usually given a bit a leeway to put breakups into their music. Nas and Robin Thicke are recent examples. Decades go, Marvin Gaye used that motivation to drop a classic in Here, My Dear (ironically, Marvin got sued by his ex-wife for being too detailed about their relationship).
So is Ciara being petty or is this justified? I’m leaning towards the latter. Calling your child’s mother a “bitch” in public is just classless, plus these issues aren’t confined to a song or two. Future is voicing it in music, interviews and his own social media. And now that Ciara is engaged, it’s understandable why she’d want this business closed off to prying eyes.
Is Future going to end up paying $15 million? Highly unlikely. But expect a settlement of some kind where he’ll keep his mouth shut about Ciara and Russell Wilson.