When Ludacris recorded “Dancin' Dirty” with Chris Brown for his mixtape IDGAF, he probably didn't imagine those lyrics being used in court against him. But last week, they became testimony in a custody hearing between Ludacris and Tamika Fuller over their one-year-old daughter Cai.
Fuller's lawyer brought up the lyrics at the hearing on Monday, and Judge Dorothy Downs grilled Ludacris about them, according to XXL, even reading the entire second verse of the song aloud:
"Cuz she asked me for a drink and I’m damn sure fin’ to po’ it
I’m a, make it strong, she said she like it fruity
In another 30 minutes I’ll be feelin’ on her booty
An hour after that I’ll have her twisted like a cyclone
Legs wrapped around me til she squeeze me like a python
I call that slizzer we both been gone off that liquor
She let down all her defenses and yes I give her the business
With the quickness she came to her senses, while I’m tappin’ and snappin’ pictures
Relentless but so persistent now she said it’s just Ludacris"
Judge Downs called out what she perceived as a lack of consent in that situation. “You’re talking about date rape there, aren’t you?” she asked, adding, “Would you like for Cai to have this experience with a young man?”
Luda’s response: “No ma’am. ... When Cai becomes an adult, if she wants to have a good time, then that’s her right as an adult.”
Judge Downs must have been satisfied with Ludacris’ defense of the song; he was awarded custody. "I am gratified that the judge found me to be the most fit and proper parent to have primary physical custody of our beautiful daughter," he told TMZ.