As you know, Usher is seeking sole custody of the couples two young sons, Usher Raymond V, 5, and Naviyd Ely Raymond, 3, and the statements heard inside that Fulton County courtroom would make for a hellavu great movie.
The storyline would go something like this:
a superstar R&B singer marries a woman who his family doesn’t like. He makes a few babies, but realizes his fans don’t like the “married” version of himself. Instead of riding for his family, he decides to ride for his career. Divorces his ex (but only on paper) and then proceeds to “pretend” to be single… but all the while he’s dipping in and out of his now “ex” wife’s bed. Fast forward a few years and his star has risen significantly and he’s chosen to move on… but wait… there’s one problem. His “ex” wife who has custody of his kids, wants to move on too and his ego won’t allow it, especially if she chooses to move on to another high-profile entertainer.
But I digress… that’s merely my imagination… this is “real” life. Add in the fact that Tameka just buried one of her sons a few weeks ago and we get a story that would melt even the most heartless among us.
Having sat in that courtroom and heard what I heard, it was really hard for me to write this story, but here goes…
Yeah… we heard about the Saks VIP Discount card that Usher canceled and Tameka wanting an increase in child support, and we all immediately assumed it was her greed that was the impetus for the court case, while it was actually Usher who initiated the proceedings.
We heard about Usher avoiding drug tests (which he never took by the way)… and we can’t forget about the bridesmaid that Usher bedded while his now ex-wife was knocked up with their 2nd child.
It was all made for tv drama! But when Tameka’s son Kile was involved in a terrible accident that subsequently took his life, we all just knew the two would do the right thing and handle whatever issues they have with each other OUTSIDE of the courthouse. Usher’s PR went in crisis mode and are rumored to be behind the stories that Usher was going to settle in light of the horrible circumstances of his “stepson’s” accident.
Not true. No one believed me when I said that Usher decide to move forward & go hard in the paint against his ex-wife just days after she buried her son Kile. It was not a judge who decided to move forward with the case, it was Usher. Period. Point blank.
As I’ve said before, at any time the “petitioner” could choose to drop the case. And while it’s true that he wanted to delay it, I commend Tameka for wanting to move forward and get everything settled and done. And don’t even get me started on Usher’s attempts to deny paying Tameka’s attorney’s fees… being that he initiated the proceedings, it’s interesting to not the extent of his B.I.C.T.H.-ism.
I’m just an observer… but seems to me that there’s way more going on than just a father who wants full custody of his kids.
During the closing arguments Usher’s attorneys said Foster is neglectful and incapable of being a proper parent.
“We believe the evidence is that Ms. Raymond is incapable of being a proper parent to these children. That she does not have the emotional stability or capacity to bond with them, and therefore she is handicapped,” said an attorney representing Usher.
Foster’s attorney, Lisa West, accused the international singer of milking the situation for the benefit of his career, stating:
”This is Usher’s latest performance… he basically put on a show. Like everything else, this is an Usher concert.
She pointed out that his seeking custody is ridiculous being that he’s on the road all the time. As I stated IN THIS POST, Usher wants to take the two boys with him on his 2013 European tour …. but who would keep the children? Nannies.
I could go on… and on… and on… regarding this custody battle. But I won’t.
What I will say is this…. Usher is mad about something that has absolutely nothing to do with those kids or Tameka’s mothering. We all know Tameka has a STRONG personality and it seems as thought targeting what she loves the most (i.e. the children) is Usher’s way of hurting that woman to the core.
And that’s just my personal observation.
My prayers go out to everyone involved…. especially that mother that just lost her child.