The legal drama between exes Ciara and Future wages on. The pair reached an agreement regarding custody of their son in May, but still have work to do in regards to the “Body Party” singer’s defamation case, which remains open.
According to TMZ, Ciara just filed new paperwork to be included with existing ones that detail threats from her former fiancé directed at Russell Wilson. In the documents she cites Instagram comments written by Future which show footballs with guns pointed at them as well as lyrics to his recent single, “Juice.” In the song the father of three references someone sleeping with his “baby mama,” adding, “You gon’ make me get that heat, I’m pullin’ up on you.” Ciara, 30, reportedly finds the behavior of the father of her only son “frightening” and “socially irresponsible” given the recent rise in gun violence. It remains unclear why the singer has decided to include these threats in her defamation hearing. Future seemingly responded to the new filings on Twitter, taking a jab at Ciara.
This information comes just weeks after the “Wicked” rapper decided to drop his counter suit against Ciara. He initially filed the lawsuit in April, responding to claims that he had damaged his ex’s career by discussing their custody drama on social media. Future, 32, stated in legal documents that it would be impossible for him to damage Ciara’s career, as she no longer has one. He also claimed that Ciara had done her fair share of bashing him, citing lyrics to a song in which she discusses moving on to someone better. On June 17, TMZ reported that Future had decided that moving forward with the case was unnecessary and may change their dynamic. The BET Hip Hop Award-winner reportedly wanted to have a civil relationship with the mother of his third child and feared that moving forward with legal action may cause her to restrict his custody allowance once more. Despite Future’s attempts to quell the situation, Ciara’s lawsuit still stands.
The former couple went head-to-head over custody on May 17. As TMZ reported at the time, Ciara was reportedly hoping to be granted full custody of Future Zahir. She claimed that the child’s father was a bad parent, adding that he had been absent for much of the toddler’s life. Despite the best efforts of Ciara and her legal team, the judge granted Future shared custody of the child he and Ciara share. The publication reported that California courts tend to gravitate toward such decisions when possible.