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We told you earlier this week that Master P lost custody of the four children he has with soon-to-be-ex-wife Sonya Miller (they are all under 18). The reason this happened was because Master P didn’t show up at the scheduled court appearance, so not only did he lose custody, but he was hit with sanctions for skipping out on court and was ordered to pay Sonya’s legal bill, which is around $75,000.

But in a statement sent to AllHipHop, Master P tried to defend himself and explain why he went MIA in court. He reportedly told the site that not only was he with his daughter, Italy, when he was supposed to be in court, but he claims that he never was served nor notified of his court date. He also says that Sonya told him she was “tired” of the kids in the past and is still allegedly doing drugs, so why they would give her full custody is a mystery to him. His statement goes a little something like this:

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.

This whole thing is just a mess. But what do you think of what he had to say? Are you buying it? Talk about it below.

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