Chris Brown wins joint custody of daughter Royalty

Chris Brown has been in a custody battle with the mother of his daughter, Royalty, and E! News can confirm that the "Body on Me" singer won joint custody in a Houston court Friday.

Brown gets to take little Royalty home today, but must pay Nia Guzman, Royalty's mom, $2,500 per month in child support. Guzman wanted Brown to have only supervised visitation rights, but the judge ordered in Brown's favor. Both Guzman and Brown live in Los Angeles.

While it seemed like Brown and Guzman were cordial at the beginning, their relationship quickly soured. According to reports, Guzman was seeking $15,000 per month in child support in addition to the supervised visits. Soon after, Brown went on a Twitter rant slamming Guzman for using their daughter as a "meal ticket."

"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."

Based on the "Loyal" singer's Instagram feed, he's nothing but a doting father. He posts adorable photos of his little girl regularly, with captions that call her the "best thing" in his life. He also refers to her as "Queen Royalty."

A source told E! News earlier this summer that Brown saw Royalty all the time, even though Guzman was based in Houston. When Brown and Guzman were getting along, the source said that he wanted "Nia and the baby to move to California to be closer to him." Eventually she moved.

He has been with his daughter plenty throughout the summer, taking her on tour with him and even throwing her a birthday party on Father's Day. Family and friends celebrated with pony rides, two cakes and other inflatables. Adults enjoyed time on a giant basketball court where they could play an assortment of games.

"Happy Father's Day to the real fathers. She changed my life," Brown wrote on Instagram at the time. "#GLAD2BEHERDAD."