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TAMEKA RAYMOND: ON LOSING HER SON AND HER CUSTODY FIGHT WITH USHER

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After weeks of silence and grief, Tameka Raymond is speaking out about the loss of her son Kile,11, and custody fight with singer Usher. The stylist recently talked with Entertainment Tonight about her loss and rumors, and she didn’t hold back.

When asked about feelings surrounding the loss of her 11-year-old son Tameka said, “I think I’m still in shock. I think this will probably be the greatest pain I will ever experience, losing him. But, it gave me strength beyond measure and it made me determined to fight for my other [children].”

VIDEO: Tameka Raymond In Shock Over Losing Son

During her fight for sons Usher V and Naviyd, Tameka was viewed as a gold digger who wanted the R&B singer to care for her and her five children. Tameka has on several occasions classified such accusations as false and told ET that these judgments stem from social perceptions. “I think this is the typical stereotype. If a woman who has lesser means — even if she is successful and hard-working, does her thing in her own right — marries someone, what they call ‘marrying up,’ who has more money, they’re automatically a gold digger. … The woman is always the gold digger. … It’s kind of an insult to the men because it implies they’re not loveable,” explained the stylist.

So why is Tameka choosing to talk about this issue now? “You know I wouldn’t even be speaking if … you know, my ex hadn’t spoke out first. I kind of just felt like it was time to clear a few things up. I have been very guarded and protected.”

This week , you can Watch ET tonight for their three-part interview with Tameka.

Photos: ET/Twitter

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  2. Both Usher and Tameka are trying to save face. Neither will ever publically admit to what went down between the two of them. Quite frankly, it’s none of anyone’s business. The bickering between the two will only affect their sons. They need to come to an understanding for everyone’s (involved) sake.

  3. Both Usher and Tameka are trying to save face. Neither will ever publically admit to what went down between the two of them. Quite frankly, it’s none of anyone’s business. Both Usher and Tameka are trying to save face. Neither will ever publically admit to what went down between the two of them. Quite frankly, it’s none of anyone’s business. The bickering between the two will only affect their sons. They need to come to an understanding for everyone’s (involved) sake.

  4. ” It’s kind of an insult to the men because it implies they’re not loveable,”
    Great comment…..never looked at it like that.

  5. I don’t think either of them are necessarily “innocent” in this situation. I think they both made poor (permanent) decisions based off of temporary feelings. I do think that no matter what, the kids should be Tameka and Usher’s focus. The kids are dealing with a lot emotionally I’m sure and it’s unfortunate that the adults would rather be on TV trying to prove that the other in unfit instead of staying off the camera to take care of home. I hope they can get it together soon…

  6. Usher’s mother told him not to marry her because Usher’s mother doesn’t want him to grow up!!!! Tameka did nothing wrong why are you guys still saying he should’ve listened to his mother???? I don’t get it…. What exactly did she do wrong?

    You all will not be satisfied until she kills herself!

    Leave her alone and let her run the 3 bonafide business she has in Atlanta!

    • Just because someone gets married doesn’t equate to them growing up. Usher’s mother did not have a problem with Chili nor Grace. Tameka took Usher to court to get an increase in child support after he cancelled her Neman Marcus credit card, Usher retaliated by filing for custody. If this has been going on since 2009, those poor children doesn’t know them any other way..they both need to be slapped.

      • We really don’t know if she supported his relationship with Chilli or Grace. His mom didn’t show her “ass” so to speak until he chose to actually “marry”someone. Judging her response when asked by Oprah she seems to be the type to question anyone he would seriously be with as in marriage. Maybe he will marry Grace but he didn’t mention her when asked who will help raise the boys. He said his mom, aunts, nanny…

    • And if this woman, who has four innocent, precious, living boys, kills herself over what others are saying; than Usher needs to receive full custody. No matter who messed up my day was, when my son hugs me, I completely forget about it.

      • Your logic, or lack thereof, is dumb as all get out. Tameka should lose custody of her kids because she cares what other’s think? That in and of itself makes absolutely no sense. But what about Usher? He cared or he wouldn’t have done the interview which focused a lot on her, their children together and Kile. When you have thousands, maybe millions of people that hear about your situation but never actually hear your side, it’s not too off the wall that you’d care what all these people think. Especially when most of what is reported is grossly inaccurate, which is why she sent that tweet or letter or whatever it was after Kile died. You can say that you wouldn’t care but you’ve never been in the spotlight as she has. And the way that you respond to other people’s responses to your little comments on BCK, I’d say that you’d care.

        • What are you talking about? Where did you get I said Tameka should lose her kids because of what people think? Take a deep breathe reread my comment, make sure you comprehend it & then reply alright. SHM.

  7. I hate I missed the interview b/c I would love to hear her side. I don’t doubt that both of them love their kids alot, but Usher should’ve listened to his mother when she told him not to marry Tameka. I’m sure they both have some issues within themselves that caused them to divorce.

  8. This is just so sad. I wonder how the boys are coping in all this mayhem especially since they just lost their brother.

  9. She had joint custody but apparently that wasnt enough. She wanted full custody and more money. She dug for gold and got gold plated.

    • She already agreed to Joint Custody back in 09′ and she was perfectly fine with THAT!!! and USHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wanted Full Custody!!! Tameka NEVER took Usher to court for full custody. He took HER!! DO YOU COMPREHEND?????!!!!!

      USHER TOOK HER to court for FULL CUSTODY probably because he didn’t want to pay her CHILD SUPPORT!!!!

  10. This woman here. SMH. Usher cheated on Chilli with her & she cheated on her husband with him & she’s expecting Usher to be faithful to her & treat her differently? You keep them how you get them. She was so busy trying to get that prize, she didn’t realize what kind of a prize it really was. She’s not upset at her friend but blamed Usher? There isn’t a man charming enough for me to betray any of my friends.

    She’s speaking out because Usher spoke out? So if he got the blimp to say he’s gay, she would too? *Major eye roll*. Tameka lost a son permanently & two sons temporarily (as we don’t know what the future holds), & all she’s focused on is making herself look good? Who gives a crap what Usher is saying or doing?! He’s the past that ended badly, he’s not going to speak highly of her. They been divorced for three years now! This woman needs to take 500 steps back, grieve properly, regroup & focus on the important things in her life. Like the living FOUR BOYS she has!

    I truly wish the both of them would go to the land of the Lost & take Halle & Gabriel & every last one of the Kardashians with them.

  11. I really do feel sorry for Tameka. It’s hard. Usher’s interview with Oprah made me see him in another light (and not necessarily in a good one either). I just hope they do work things out with the children

    • I don’t feel sorry for her. She knew Usher wasn’t worth crap & she married him anyway. She keeps focusing on him & not her children. Maybe her luck will change if she focuses more on those adorable boys in the picture.

        • I do have compassion for her. I cried when Kile died & I felt bad for her when she lost custody of Naviyd & Cinco. When is she going to allow herself to feel it? Punishing Usher isn’t doing it.

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