Rapper M.I.A. & Ex Ben Bronfman Locked In Custody Battle Over Son, 4

Mon, June 10, 2013 3:21pm EDT by 1 Comment
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The New York rapper is tangled up in a vicious legal battle over her 4-year-old son, after her baby daddy filed a restraining order in March. But M.I.A. is claiming the restraining order is a human rights violation — do YOU agree?

Rapper M.I.A. isn’t allowed to take her son Ikhyd Edgar Arular Bronfman, 4, to her native England after ex-fiance Ben Bronfman, 30, filed a restraining order against the 37-year-old musician.

M.I.A.’s Custody Battle For Son Ikhyd Edgar Arular Bronfman

Ben, an entrepreneur and son of billionaire Edgar Bronfman, filed the restaining order in March, which prevents M.I.A from taking her precious son out of the country — even to her homeland of England, according to TMZ.

But M.I.A. is challenging the restraining order, and claims that is similar to international child abduction. She filed legal documents in New York, and stated that the state judge didn’t have the authority to to keep her from moving to England, according to TMZ.

In retaliation, Ben is filing more papers of his own to prevent his son from being moved to another country.

M.I.A.’s Long-Standing Legal Battle Over Her Son

Although Ben and M.I.A. were never married, the formerly-engaged couple split in February 2012. When she was served the restraining order papers in March, M.I.A. took to Twitter to deliver a harsh rant against her ex.

“BEN you cant take my son away from me ‘The mother’. Just because you have money doesn’t mean you have the right,” she tweeted, before the message was deleted.

“WOW. THE BRONFMANS WANT TO TAKE MY CHILD AWAY FROM ME . WHAT KIND OF S**T IS THAT ? THEY NEVER SEE HIM,” she wrote. “Every child needs the MOTHER, I GREW UP WITHOUT A DAD. If [I] grew up without my mother I wouldn’t be here.”

Poor Ikhyd. We hope the bitter custody battle gets resolved soon. Whose side are YOU on, HollyMoms?

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