A judge has dismissed rapper Ludacris' request to impose a gagging order on the mother of his newborn daughter. The Area Codes hitmaker, real name Christopher Bridges, became a new father on 9 December (13), and now he is at the centre of a court battle with the child's mum, Tamika Fuller. Before the child was born, the hip-hop star filed documents in Georgia asking a judge to issue an order to prevent Fuller from speaking publicly about their relationship. In the papers filed in September (13), he claimed she had ordered him to buy her a car and pay her lawyer's $7,500 (£5,000) retainer fee or she would go public with the news of their lovechild. A judge has now rejected the gagging order request, according to TMZ.com. Bridges has also recently tried to put a $1,700 (£1,100)-a-month cap on his child support obligations. Fuller filed a response on Friday (03Jan13) insisting he should pay more and alleging the star spends $7,000 (£4,600)-a-month on lawn care and $5,000 (£3,330)-a-month on his pets.