Custody Battle Between Rapper Tyga and Blac Chyna

Florida fans of rapper Tyga may be following his custody battle with Black Chyna over their son King Cairo. The 3-year-old lives with his mother, but Tyga filed for custody after Blac Chyna was arrested while trying to board a flight with two ecstasy pills in her luggage. She said that someone else had packed her bags and the pills did not belong to her. Tyga has requested that she only have their son on weekends while he gets him during the week.

The two had previously appeared to be on good terms. Blac Chyna is now in a relationship with Rob Kardashian while Tyga is dating Kardashian's younger half-sister Kylie Jenner. Tyga had expressed support for Blac Chyna's engagement to Kardashian, but now sources say he is trying to undermine her.

Reportedly, Tyga will not speak with her on the phone and the only contact between the two is over email or through a nanny. Tyga and Blac Chyna were in a relationship from 2011 to 2014.

It is still not uncommon for mothers to get more parenting time with their children than fathers do after a relationship ends, but increasingly, more fathers like Tyga are fighting to get primary physical custody. Courts generally try to ensure that children have some time with both parents, but for some fathers who do not have full custody or who see their children less than half the time, this may be insufficient. Spending time with children at their extracurricular activities may be one way to demonstrate a father's commitment to courts. Fathers who want to change the custody orders may want to have help from an attorney in filing a request for a modification.

Source: Daily Mail, "Tyga 'not backing down' from custody battle with Blac Chyna over their son King Cairo... despite his support for her engagement to Rob Kardashian," Lucy Mapstone, April 7, 2016