8/21/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
In new docs, Master P says his 3 minor kids stay with him full time because their mother’s drug addiction makes it impossible for her to care for them. That’s why he wants to slash the $10,473 in child support and $16,574 in spousal support that he’s currently paying.
The kids — Hercy, Mercy and Itali — all wrote letters, submitted to the court, testifying they’re better off for living with their dad.
17-year-old daughter Itali made the most compelling case … writing, “Although I love being with my mom I was unable to keep my grades up. Unfortunately, my mom was dealing with addiction issues that affected my older sister, who hasn’t even had the opportunity to graduate high school” … even though she’s 19.
Itali says she’s trying to avoid the same fate.
Master P also says he’s not the baller he used to be — claiming he’s making $2,441 per month and only has $432 in the bank.