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Ludacris Baby Mama Says Marriage is a Cheap Trick to Win Custody

Ludacris’ hastily arranged marriage is a cheap trick in his attempt to gain full custody of his daughter … so says a source close to his baby mama.

We’re told Luda’s baby mama, Tamika Fuller, thinks Luda wants to show the judge in their custody fight that he now has a stable, loving household … more conducive to child-rearing than the home of single mom Tamika. She fears a Georgia judge could actually buy what Luda’s selling.

As we reported … Luda abruptly proposed to girlfriend Eudoxie during the Christmas holidays and married her the very same day. Tamika thinks it was all just a ploy.

Luda is gunning to win full custody of their 1-year-old daughter Cai. He claims he’s a better parent and has the means to provide her with a better life.

Tamika thinks it’s a crass ploy to avoid paying $7,000 a month in child support.

The courtroom fireworks begin later this month.

Phylicia Rashad Says Bill Cosby is Being Framed and Bill Cosby Accusers Say Phylicia Rashad is an Embarrassment

Bill Cosby’s TV wife, Phylicia Rashad has not only broken her silence, she’s come out swinging … accusing the women who claim sexual assault of being part of a massive conspiracy.

Rashad told Showbiz 411 she loves Cosby and never witnessed him do anything untoward with women.

Rashad said, “Forget these women … What you’re seeing is the destruction of a legacy. And I think it’s orchestrated. I don’t know why or who’s doing it, but it’s the legacy. And it’s a legacy that is so important to the culture.”

The actress thinks someone is pulling the strings in an effort to derail the last leg of Cosby’s career, saying, “Someone is determined to keep Bill Cosby off TV … and it worked.”

And she seems particularly upset that the scandal has had an impact on Cosby’s landmark show: “The show represented America to the outside world. This was the American family. And now you’re seeing it destroyed. Why?”

As for Cosby’s two most well-known accusers, Beverly Johnson and Janice Dickinson, Rashad quickly dismissed them by saying, “Oh, please.”

Now, according to 2 of the alleged sexual assault victims, Phylicia Rashad is not only off base in her attack against Bill Cosby’s accusers, she lacks morals.

Sarita Butterfield, a former Playboy Bunny who now claims Cosby put his hands all over her body, is indignant that Rashad would blindly support her former co-star, telling us, “What if something like this happened to her daughter? Shame on her and shame on Bill.”

Another accuser, Angela Leslie, grouses, “I looked at her as a woman with morals, and it’s sad that she’s speaking like this.”

Angela dismisses Rashad’s conspiracy because the accusers are strangers to each other and spread out all over the country.

Attorney Gloria Allred is rolling out 3 new accusers today at a 11:30 AM PT news conf. We’ll be livestreaming.

A third Cosby accuser, Katherine McKee, tells TMZ she is “disturbed” by Rashad’s comments, but feels greed is the motivating factor. She tells us, “When they pull the shows, residuals stop. So they step up and figure out what they can say to get it back. I think it’s about money with her … suddenly she is losing her money.”

Beanie Sigel Had Lung Removed During Life-Saving Surgery

Beanie Sigel is roughly 1.3 pounds lighter … after having his lung removed.

It was not elective surgery. Doctors just couldn’t save the organ because it was riddled with fragments from a bullet someone fired into his stomach last month.

Someone opened fire as the hip-hop mogul returned home from taking his kids to school. It was a drive-by and cops believe Sigel was not the target … the shooter was gunning for the guy standing next to him.

Sigel was released from the hospital he’s called home since December 5. He went directly to Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation in Pomona, NJ, where he’ll spend the next 90 days learning how to function with one lung.

As for the shooter … he’s still on the loose.

Written by LBeasley (Lauren Beasley), Digital Producer of The Morning Heat and Sports Editor of Radio One Detroit

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