Nia Guzman wants the world to know she's not using her daughter as a "meal ticket" (as Chris Brown puts it).
The pair are currently engaged in a child support battle over their one-year-old daughter, Royalty, and things are beginning to turn ugly with Brown's accusations. Last week, the singer ran to Twitter to accuse the mother of his child of using the young girl as "leverage."
"Some men my age run from their responsibility as fathers. I embrace mine. Just sucks that some females use children as meal tickets," Brown tweeted.
"Using a child as leverage is never ok. The highest praise to the men who actually want their kids."
Carl Anthony Moore, Guzman's family law attorney, is now firing back against Brown claims. In a statement to Hollywood Life, Moore explains that his client is demanding more money for Royalty's well-being. He explained:
"Nia is not using Royalty as a pawn. Nia simply wants Chris to do everything a responsible father would do; and that's to provide protection and safety for his child. We want Chris to pay child support! She's asking the court to award her the proper child support and she wants significantly more than what Chris is currently paying. Royalty needs clothing, food, shelter, and with Royalty being Chris' daughter, Nia absolutely wants Royalty to have security. You'd be horrified with the life Nia's forced to live here in Houston. The paparazzi and regular citizens themselves come up to Nia every day while she's in the grocery store, pumping gas, and even while she's in the park playing with Royalty. They're taking pictures, invading their space and Nia is very scared and concerned for Royalty's safety as well as her own. Chris has a lot of fans here in Houston and based on the undeserved bashing he's given Nia on his social media platforms, some of his fans get aggressive toward Nia and say inappropriate things to her — right in front of Royalty."
Guzman is currently seeking an increase of $15,000 per month in child support, despite their agreement of $10,000 per month. She claims Brown has only been paying $2,500 per month and is hoping to collect back child support, in addition to the increase.
(Photo: Nia Guzman via Instagram)