The couple still hasn’t been able to come to an amicable agreement surrounding the custody of their two young songs and while most of you people are on #TeamUsher in this situation, I’m starting to believe that it’s Usher and not Tameka that is trying to exert his man power.
Don’t get it twisted tho… I’m strictly #TeamATLien so clearly all of this is Straight From The A ie MY opinion but this whole situation is starting to smell real BITCHY right now!
Details…I did some digging and found the court documents while I’m NOT going to put all of their business in the streets, it’s become blatantly clear that Mr. Raymond is the man scorned and not vice versa.
Exhibit A – While it was originally speculated that Tameka started the battle to get more money and because Usher had canceled her Sak’s discount card, it appears that it was actually Usher who started the battle to take the kids away.
According to Fulton County court documents, Usher filed for full custody of the kids on January 4, 2011…
My sources say that Usher and Tameka were still kickin’ it even after the divorce was finalized. Tameka appeared to be the scorned spouse only because Usher was still dippin his stick in the Mommy pool before, during and after the divorce.
Word on the curb is that once Tameka started seeing photos of Usher parlaying with Grace all over the net (which started when she was pregnant with Naviyd), she hit the roof while he swore to her all along his relationship with the (then) married Def Jam exec was strictly business.
I don’t know any woman in the world who WOULDN’T have felt some kinda way during that time, especially considering the fact that she’d already found out that her husband had chopped down one of the bridesmaids at the wedding.
Just before the trial concluded on Friday, Attorney Lisa West called to the stand Marriage Therapist Sola Winley who gave direct testimony as to why he believed Tameka Raymond was under a great deal of stress. One of the things that stood out in his testimony was the fact that Tameka told him that Usher had slept with two of her bridesmaids.
This revelation apparently didn’t go over well with Usher as he stormed out the courtroom during a recess mumbling the words, “Now I am sleeping with her bridesmaids?” (source)
And now… since Usher and Grace have finally revealed they have been a couple all along, I almost feel bad for Tameka. Almost.
Anyway… I say all of that to say that it seems that Usher is on some ol’ “world domination” type ish and wants to take over the world musically. In doing so, he wants his boys by his side when he moves to Germany… Italy… France (or wherever he decides).
Not to say that it’s a bad thing for a father to want his kids by his side… ideally it’s great! But… considering that they have (half) siblings and a mother who clearly loves them, it does seems a bit selfish.
On the other hand, shouldn’t Usher’s sons have the best life that their father can provide?
And if that means taking them away from their mom and (half) brothers to travel around the world every day of the year with their pops and his new girlfriend, so be it then. Right?
We all know Usher can afford tutors, nanny’s… hell, he can even buy them some lil playmates, especially in those 3rd world countries where lots of children are sold everyday. But I digress…
My point of this entire rant is that those kids need BOTH their mother and their father. Especially since they are both alive and well and relatively sane.
If Usher wants the kids… maybe Tameka should let him have them. But in doing so, Usher should make sure she has a home where ever they have one. Italy… Rome… France. Point… blank… period.
As far as all those rumors that Usher is going to put Tameka out of the house…I’ve heard that before…
That was 2 years ago and guess what? She’s still there.
Usher and Tameka have about one more week to get things together before the judge decides to rule on their behalf. I hope and pray they both make the right decision…for the sake of the kids (AND their sanity).
To be continued.