Jeezy Clarifies Request for Custody of Daughter Monaco Amid Jeannie Mai Divorce

In legal documents obtained by ET, the rapper is seeking a new custody arrangement for his 2-year-old daughter, Monaco.

The legal divorce battle between Jeezy and Jeannie Mai is getting more complicated, as the rapper filed new court documents to clarify his request regarding custody of the couple's 2-year-old daughter, Monaco.

In court docs filed April 16 in Fulton County, Georgia, obtained by ET on Thursday, Jeezy -- real name Jay Wayne Jenkins -- is seeking to "share joint legal custody and joint physical custody of the minor child and that the specific parenting time schedule be determined by the Court consistent with the best interest of the minor child." 

He claims that he and Jeannie had arranged an informal custody agreement last year, but that broke down in the beginning of 2024. The motion also alleges that Jeezy "really has not had any significant parenting with the minor child all year" and that Jeannie has prevented FaceTime calls by blocking his number. 

In earlier docs previously obtained by ET last week, Jeezy sought primary custody of Monaco. claiming that it would give her more "stability." He alleged that Jeannie's busy schedule and "excessive" travel has "gravely impacted" his daughter's well-being.

"[Jeezy] and the parties' minor child enjoyed a strong parental bond before [he] moved out of the marital residence, and it is important for the minor child to maintain her bond with both parents," the documents state.

The rapper --  who filed for divorce from the former The Real co-host last September after two years of marriage -- further alleged in his filing that Jeannie "uses her brother and her mother as caretakers for the parties' minor child whenever [she] is unable to personally care for the parties' minor child." Jeezy claimed that his ex has neglected his agreed-upon parenting time, even allegedly going so far as to vacate her California home "with no notice" so Jeezy couldn't pick his daughter up on April 2, 2024.

"To date, [Jeezy] does not know where [Jeannie] is living with the parties' minor child," the documents alleged.

Furthermore, when he was finally able to "exercise parenting time" from April 8 to April 9, Jeezy claimed that Monaco "was lethargic, appeared to be exhausted, and seemed to be underweight."

In court documents filed in December, Jeannie voiced her own safety concerns for Monaco's care, regarding Jeezy's possession of firearms, which she claimed have been "unsecured in the past."

Jeezy also addressed these claims in his filing, insisting that he has "always made sure that his firearms are secured and safely away from the parties' minor child," and accusing Jeannie of "staging" a photo of Monaco next to a bag which he kept one of his firearms in while leaving the house.

Jeezy also pointed out that he has a Second Amendment right to own a firearm, and further, is licensed to own one, despite that not being required in the state of Georgia. "[Jeezy] further shows the Court that there has not been a single incident with his firearms and the parties' minor child," the docs state.

ET has reached out to reps for Jeezy and Jeannie for additional comment.