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Usher

Don't Take Away My Kids!

1/2/2012 4:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Usher
Usher
is firing back at his ex-wife -- insisting he's a good dad who deserves to see his kids ... and NEVER cancelled her Saks 5th Avenue credit card.

TMZ broke the story ... Tameka Raymond asked a Georgia court last month for full custody of their two kids -- claiming Usher has continually dropped the ball as a parent ... failing to get her permission to travel with their kids, hiring nannies without her approval ... the list goes on.

Tameka also claimed Usher callously closed her Saks 5th Avenue credit card -- and now she can't take advantage of the "special benefits" the card offers.  

But Usher claims it's all BS -- filing his own response in the ongoing custody battle ... asking a judge to reject Tameka's request for full custody, on grounds her allegations are false.

Usher and Tameka currently share joint physical custody of the kids.

As TMZ previously reported, Tameka has also tried numerous times to get the judge to force Usher to submit to a drug test. So far, no luck.

We reached out to both sides for comment -- so far, no word back. A trial date has been set for February 27.

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46.

Erika Fielding    

Ohhh so sad she can't "take advantage of the special offers" at Saks. OMG, REALLY, WOMAN?! Talk about callous, shallow, and definitely gold-digging. What a whiner. Learn to live on meager means like the rest of us, lady... *rolls eyes*

995 days ago
47.

Seldombinlaid    

I think the man's face says it all.

995 days ago
48.

Cynthia    

Tameka obviously entered this marriage for what she could get out of it. Her Saks "perks" seem to far outweigh custody concerns.

994 days ago
49.

undine    

Them two need to CALM THE HELL DOWN!! JUST RAISE THEM BABIES AND GET OVER YOURSELVES!! IT'S NOT ABOUT YOU IT'S ABOUT THEM!!

994 days ago
50.

Luz    

I love the incredible body language!

994 days ago
51.

Maggie    

I seem to recall that they broke up and then got back together because she got pregnant. Then they almost split AGAIN and she ends up pregnant AGAIN. Sounds like this woman using her kids for $$ and leverage. How else would you explain the convenient pregnancies and her flippin' over a credit card. Give decent mothers a bad rap.

994 days ago
52.

rhonda    

usher mom told him about that woman he should have stayed with chilli

994 days ago
53.

CD    

As much as I don't like Usher his ex-wife putting him through hell. She is doing everything that you can to ruin his reputation. You have to be cafeful who you give your sperm to, because this is what can happen. This is lady is a gold digger, nutjob, evil and muplative witch. If she doesn't have any proof about the things that she is saying about him, then leave this man alone and let him visit with his kids. There both have joint custoday, so what more does she want? There are divorce and she got her money, then she needs to move on with her life and stop this nonsense. She is acting like Dwayne Wade's ex-wife and she should have learned something from that, because if she keeps on with this craziness, he may end up with full custody of the kids. She hates him, but that is not going to change the fact that he is their father. She is making herself look like a jacka##.

994 days ago
54.

Al Russell    

See what happens when a superficial man marries a woman based solely on her plastic-induced looks? He gets a superficial woman interested in him for only his fame and money. They seem well-suited. Hopefully, their kids can develop a soul without help from their clearly dysfunctional parents. She worries about a SAKS card when most single moms worry about a WICS card. Trollop!

993 days ago
55.

Baldheaded Foo    

remember years ago when we first heard about Usher marrying this golddigger and EVERYONE (including his mom) but him was questioning his sanity? Well, he shouldn't be surprised by anything that happens since.

993 days ago
56.

sam    

Boohoo you don't have your Sak's 5th Ave card. That's ridiculous who flippin cares. Let the man see his kids, or your kids will eventually resent you for it. These celebrities need to pick better wives.

989 days ago
57.

Tye    

I think Usher's x.wife is crazy ... she's still in love with him ..why would you take the kids away? she just wants something to complain about.

959 days ago
58.

Tiffany    

I don't care if he cancelled her sak's account or not she just wants full custody so her greedy ass can beg for more money i don't feel sorry for her or him he should have chosen a better woman to have kids with.She a greedy bitch that let her lil time with Usher in the spotlite go to her head news flash once he dumped you it would only be fair to drop your credit card bills to some **** should stay between the two of them but she trying to make her self known again by throwing him under the bus.. Smh at the foolishness..

874 days ago
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