Master P is currently licking his wounds. After several weeks of a public custody battle with estranged wife, Sonya Miller, Master P (real name Percy), has just lost custody of his four minor children.
Sonya Miller was awarded sole physical and legal custody of Tytyana, 17, Italy, 14, Hercy, 13, and Mercy, 9, when P failed to show up in court on Monday.
The couple’s bitter divorce and custody battle ensued with Mrs. Miller claiming the mogul, worth an estimated $200 million, left her broke earlier in the year.
The mogul responded with accusations of his own, claiming, Sonya has substance abuse issues and won’t provide for her financially until she can prove she’s clean.
He also explained that they hadn’t been together in seven years. Between that time Sonya has had several boyfriends and that he continued to provide for her financially and their children. As for what led to the demise of their relationship, the mogul says he changed for the better, having come from the ghetto, his wife did not.
Sonya again made accusations that P was intentionally keeping their children away from her. The mogul fought back, once more, releasing a home video where his own children denied the accusations.
After a no show in court on Monday, Sonya Miller was rewarded with full custody of the couple’s four minor children.
P is also required to pay $75,000 in Sonya’s legal fees and for not showing up to court.
P is now speaking out against the court order with an explanation as to why he missed the court hearing.
Here’s an official statement from P’s camp:
At the time of the court hearing that I was not aware of, I was actually at my daughter, Italy’s school speaking with her principal. My daughter is failing in all of her courses and has 21 unexcused absences during this school year. Italy is the only child living with her mother and is not getting the proper guidance nor direction as to making wise choices. Her mother allowed her to go to Disneyland on a school day during finals week. Half of the time her mother doesn’t even know where she is or who she’s with. This is disappointing and embarrassing to me. I just got back into town from holding basketball camps in Kentucky, helping at-risk youth and have to come back home to deal with negativity in my own family. How can a judge grant custody to an unfit mother whose only motive for gaining custody is to get more money? Sonya’s only concern is herself, partying and hanging out with her friends. Her attorneys are only involved to seek financial gain. No one is really looking out for the best interest of our kids. It’s all about money. She said out of her own mouth that she was tired of the kids, that’s the reason why I came and got them from their mother the first time. I didn’t need the court or judge to tell me to do what’s right for my kids, that’s what I want to do and that’s my lifelong commitment to all of my kids. Sonya knows that she has a drug and alcohol addiction, everyone else will see that there is a real problem because that’s something you can only hide for so long. If anything happens to my kids while they’re in her custody, I will be suing her attorneys as well as the court system for not properly investigating this case. You know what’s really sad? Gossip media outlets like TMZ are constantly covering this without getting real facts. I know that I’m not perfect and I can’t change anyone but myself. I’ m going to put this in God’s hands, keep praying for my family and keep doing the right thing.
What are your thoughts CK readers, do you believe Sonya Miller is telling the truth or is Master P?