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Usher's Ex-Wife:

You Don't DESERVE Our Kids

11/29/2011 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Usher and Tameka Raymond
's ex-wife wants to take away his kids ... claiming the singer has repeatedly blown off his legal obligations as a co-parent ... and even worse -- he CLOSED her Saks 5th Avenue credit card ... this according to court docs obtained by TMZ.

Tameka Raymond -- who had 2 kids with Usher during their brief 2 year marriage -- filed court papers in Georgia ... asking a judge to strip Usher of joint physical custody of their children ASAP.

According to the docs, Tameka claims Usher has repeatedly FAILED to obtain her permission to travel outside the state with the kids ... which he's legally obligated to do.

But there's more ... a lot more.

Tameka also claims Usher is required and has failed to:
-- get her approval before hiring nannies
-- give her first shot to watch the kids when he's away for more than 8 hours
-- allow her to take the kids for 2-weeks in the summer of 2011
-- let her have custody of the kids during Christmas break 2010

Tameka also claims Usher closed her Saks 5th Avenue credit card -- which he specifically said he wouldn't do -- and now she can no longer take advantage of the "special benefits" the card offers.

According to the docs, Usher also promised to pay $5k per month so Tameka could hire her own nanny for the kids -- but he hasn't paid in months, and now owes $34,000 worth of payments. 

Tameka also claims there has been a "substantial change in [Usher's] income" since they got divorced -- and because of his success, she should get even more money for child support.

A hearing on the matter is scheduled for Wednesday. Stay tuned ...



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Dear TMZ:

Usher is practically a deadbeat dad. So how about a whole lot less misogyny in the reporting?

1057 days ago


This is all about the cut up credit card, the bitch is pissed that her free spending ways have been curtailed. This also shows that she spends the children's money on herself. Why else ask for more money for the kids once the card is cut. She needs that extra money for her things. Why do these divorced women make everyone who once may have felt sorry for them turn against them with their greed. That chapter in your life has passed, it's time to move on and make your own living and life. Teach your children the right way of doing things for they learn by example.

1057 days ago


Actually this sounds like she wants more money and to make him 'sorry' that he left her. IF she has sole custody she WOULD get more child support. she gets nothing extra because she had a pre-nup. She was married when she got with usher with a almost new crumb snatcher at the crib.

She trying to run his household when she don't live in his household. He's moved on to the next geriatric. get over it already. IF she would get a JOB and stop trying to be a "socialite" on government assistance she wouldn't have these problems.

She is doing this in an attempt to get more money.

1057 days ago


Since when does a woman with no job need a nanny for 2 kids?

1057 days ago


I read this and go"dumbass black people"....then I look to my right and see miley's dumbass expression and go ..what is this world coming too.These people just do not have a clue to what life is all about,,they live in a fantasy world

1057 days ago

Just Reading    

Ok, so Usher makes sure he has a nanny to assist with his children, takes them on out of town trips with him rather than return them to her, kept the kids over the summer and spent the holidays with them last year. What a terrible selfish father! And how dare he cancel her Sacs Fifth Avenue Card! What does he expect her to do when he’s spending all that time with his children!? Shop at Kmart for Kardashian gear? Except for needing permission to take them across state lines, I wonder how hard it will be the judge not to laugh at the greedy shank.

1057 days ago


I don't think he took the kids out of the country, hired nannies, and cut her credit card up all at the same time so it seems more likely that there's an issue NOW b/c.....GASP!....her saks card is gone. She has to stay looking good if she's ever going to find a new man..what is Usher thinking?! This woman needs to get a job and supply her own luxuries

1057 days ago

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

$5000? I'll take care of your kids 24 hours a day for $3500...

1057 days ago

The Truth    

Usher, your bank account just got fingered!

1057 days ago


Is it just me or does she have "Man Hands"?

1057 days ago

Celeb Gossip Addict    

I think the big concern here is the Saks card. She threw in all the rest to try to legitimize that one gripe. How dare Usher interfere with her fashion needs.

1057 days ago


And he married this money grubbing bitch. Crazy.

1057 days ago


Greedy Bitch!

1057 days ago

Leader of the ignorant masses    

And her last claim is what this is really all about, she wants more money.

1057 days ago

JohnnyBoy can't live with them and you can't back overn them in 4-wheel drive.

1057 days ago
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