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Blac Chyna and Tyga embroiled in child custody dispute

Music fans in Texas are likely familiar with Angela Renee White. The 27-year-old model, who is better known by her stage name Blac Chyna, has appeared in countless hip-hop music videos, and she made the news in 2012 when she announced that she was planning to marry her longtime boyfriend Micheal Ray Stevenson. The couple split up in 2014, but White gave birth to a baby boy fathered by Stevenson, who more widely known as the rapper Tyga, in 2012. The well-known model was once again the subject of tabloid headlines on April 5 when it was announced on Instagram that she and Robert Kardashian Jr. were engaged to be married, but gossip columnists soon had an even more salacious story to write about the video star and her 26-year-old former beau.

Media reports claim that the couple's son, now 3 years of age, is at the center of a bitter child custody dispute. Stevenson seemed to be genuinely happy to hear the news of the engagement, but reports indicate that tensions are festering beneath the surface. Reports say that the rapper has changed his telephone number and will only communicate with white using email, and he has allegedly initiated legal proceedings to gain custody of his son.

According to the reports, Stevenson became concerned for the boy's welfare after White was charged with drug possession and public intoxication in January. He is now said to be seeking a custody arrangement that would place the child in his care during the week and allow White visitation on weekends. The model claims that the MDMA pills discovered in her luggage at a Texas airport belonged to somebody else.

Child custody decisions are made based upon the child's best interests, but they may be modified when the situation of either of the parents involved changes. Exposure to alcohol or drug abuse could be considered by judges to be a serious threat to the welfare of children, and family law attorneys may petition the court to revisit custody and visitation arrangements in such a situation.

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