Tameka Foster-Raymond, the estranged wife of singer Usher Raymond, has had an eventful year to say the least. Entertainment Reporter LaShonda Matlock recently caught up with the mom of two of Usher’s kids to discuss several topics of interest , including the topic of 7-month-old Naviyd’s paternity.
Q: There [are] reports that Usher requested a DNA test to see if he is the biological father of your 7-month old son Naviyd. Is this true?
A: It’s insane. I think the pseudo-DNA Request first ran in the National Enquirer, somewhere between them purporting lewd things about Michelle Obama and underneath the headline that we had captured Osama Bin Laden lol. Many bloggers like the afore mentioned Atlanta woman continue to circulate these fraudulent news pieces, so it’s like I don’t even need to discredit them because they discredit themselves. My husband even found it appalling. He was present for the births of both children and would never deny them. We both find it rude and absurd.
Q: Do you still love your husband?
A: There is a quote I have always loved from author Franklin P. Jones! ”Love doesn’t make the world go ’round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.”
Q: With stories and rumors emerging every other day, how are you coping being under the public eye?
A: The media, as well as public scrutiny can be a beast but I have learned it is best to ignore it and I have ignored it for over two years now. Some of the love, hate, pure ignorance, attention and multiple keystrokes that are devoted to me is actually flattering as opposed to hurtful. To garner such a devotion of energy be it positive or even the not so positive tells me I’m obviously well received and rarely go unnoticed. Its all love no matter how you slice it.
Tameka and Usher are parents to Usher Raymond V, born on November 26,2007, and Naviyd Ely Raymond December 10, 2008.