Swae Lee is seeking joint custody of his one-year-old daughter, whom he shares with Brazilian model Aline Martins.
TMZ reports the Rae Sremmurd rapper, who fathered the child with Martins in 2020, filed a petition in Los Angeles court in July to establish 50/50 custody.
Sources close to the situation told the outlet that Swae’s “motivation for going to court is that he wants a real relationship with his daughter, and that includes sleeping at his home and spending significant time with her.”
In an interview with Jornal Extra last year, Martins opened up about her ex’s relationship with their daughter, saying, “I would like him to give love and be a present father, but I won’t be humiliating myself either. I think my daughter doesn’t deserve that.”
Meanwhile, Swae Lee is reportedly paying child support to Martins, who claims she’s racked up $15,000 in expenses, rent, and prenatal care.
“Swae takes his role as a father very seriously,” the rapper’s lawyer told TMZ. “He’s absolutely committed to sharing parenting responsibilities to give his daughter a healthy and loving bringing up.”
The news arrives just a couple of weeks after Swae’s current girlfriend girlfriend Victoria Kristine announced that the couple is expecting their first child together. “Our little wild one is on the way,” Kristine captioned photos of a safari-themed baby shower.
Check out her post below.