Usher’s ex-wife Tameka Raymond appeared as a guest on ABC’s “Good Morning America” to discuss her ongoing custody battle for her two sons. Usher and Tameka’s 5-year-old son, Usher Raymond V, was released from a children’s hospital on Sunday, one week after nearly drowning in a swimming pool accident.
Tameka described the moment she got the call that her son, Usher V, almost drowned. “It was like I relived it. My brain went into all these modes. I’d gotten this call before.” Tameka was referring to the death of her 11-year-old son Kile Glover who was declared brain dead after a freak boating accident on Lake Lanier in July 2012. He died 2 weeks later when he was taken off life support.
Tameka said none of her children have been injured on her watch. “I don’t blame [Usher], but I’m angry it happened on his watch,” she said.
Tameka, who has visitation rights with her boys, said “I want to have first right of refusal. (If Usher is out of town) I don’t want them to go home to the nanny and watch whatever show their dad is on. They should be home with their mom.”
“I don’t have an agent. I have regular, working-class friends and family. We don’t know how to fight the machine.”
She added that she learned her youngest son, Naviyd Eli Raymond, 4, lost his first tooth on Instagram.
On her portrayal as a gold digging baby mama, the former celebrity stylist said: “I had a career, and to be reduced to some baby momma and gold-digger is hurtful.”
When asked if she hates Usher, she said “Absolutely not. He’s the father of my children. and I love my children more than life itself.”
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