Rapper Ray J and his now ex-girlfriend Princess Love are involved in a bitter custody battle over one of their dogs, and the situation is getting worse by the day. The original dispute got so heated that a member of Ray J’s security had to step in and break it up.
The 33-year-old and girlfriend Princess Love broke up this past Thursday, and the breakup has since been anything but amicable. Ray J reported offered to leave the premises while the Love was packing up her things, but went nuclear when he noticed she was packing up the belongings of one of their Maltese dogs. The two then engaged in an intense disagreement over the dog, named Boogotti, and came to blows to the point that the aforementioned security was required to be called. The security guard is said to have acquired Boogotti and subsequently handed it over to the rapper, where it currently remains. The fight, however, did not end there. Love took to Instagram shortly following the conflict, in order to post a cozy picture of herself and undefeated boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, in what is viewed to be an attempt to make her ex jealous and continue the disagreement in person.
Her fellow Love & Hip Hop star did not take the bait, however, and Love has since resorted to pleading with her ex to return the dog. She gives the reason that not only is she a better caretaker for the animal, it would also be in the best interest of the rest of her dogs for Boogotti to be returned home. She claims that the other three Maltese canines that Boogotti grew up with miss their companion terribly, and have been in a state of extreme misery since he was taken away from them. Love refers to one of three as taking it the hardest, a dog named Coco who she says cries uncontrollably for its relative to be back with them. She does not view visitation as a possibility, as she feels that reuniting the dogs for a short time only to separate them again would, if anything, be worse for the other dogs’ mental and emotional state.
Ray J has certainly been receiving his fair share of media attention in the last few months. Back in June, the Mississippi native was arrested at California’s upscale Beverly Wiltshire Hotel, after he alleged got into an altercation with police officers that resulted in him reportedly spitting on one of them and kicking out a squad car window. It began when hotel staff were alerted that the rapper had consumed too much alcohol and was inappropriately harassing a female patron, at which time they asked him to exit the premises. He proceeded to refuse their request, and they subsequently called security, thus the incident ensued. The I Hit It First singer was booked for a numerous amount of charges; resisting arrest, battery, vandalism, and trespassing.
It remains to be seen what will become of the bitter custody battle Ray J and Princess Love are engaged in over their dog Boogotti. No sort of mediation in the matter has yet been reached.
By Rebecca Grace