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Usher's Ex-Wife

I Need $50,000

To Kick Your Ass in Court

2/11/2012 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Usher's ex-wife Tameka Raymond is asking the singer to dig his own legal grave -- by handing over $50,000 to cover HER attorney's fees and other legal investments she's made ... to strip him of child custody.

Tameka filed the docs in Fulton County Superior Court in Georgia -- asking a judge to force Usher to pay her $15,000 to cover her expensive lawyer fees ... plus an additional $35,000 for other costs.

According to the docs, the other costs in their custody dispute include the retention of various expert witnesses, hiring private investigators, and procuring out-of-state depositions.

Tameka claims she's entitled to the money because of the vast disparity in income between her and her ex -- a disparity that puts her at a disadvantage while she's trying to build her case.

Tameka has been trying to get full custody of the ex-couple's two kids since December -- when she asked a judge to strip Usher of joint custody, citing a laundry list of reasons ... including canceling her Saks 5th Avenue credit card.


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to be honest if the father want custody give it to him with visitation rights/time spent for the mother. i just don't see why this woman is so adamant about getting custody. she needs to put the reasons out there why

983 days ago


Didnt she get a payout from the divorce? And she doesn't have $50k left? If she had genuine reason to take his kids away she wouldn't need all those experts.

983 days ago


What a nasty a## money grubbing hoe,,,, go make ur own $$,, not enough $$ to live om ur own,, call Dion X hoe,, these two have alot n common!!! lmao,, give this tramp a bus pass and a pen,, go get a job!!

983 days ago


This heffer is crazy! Maybe she schuld go back to being a stylist, earn her own money and give Usher back his last name.

983 days ago

Celeb Gossip Addict    

I thought she was a entrepreneur. Are the side business I've heard of her having just hobbies? Use your own money to prove he's unfit.

983 days ago

Mike L    

This woman is the definition of GOLDDIGGER.

983 days ago


She saw a younger man who would be her meal ticket for the rest of her life, and made sure of it by quickly having children. Too bad Usher wasn't able to see it playing out the way his mother did. Famous rich people should have prenups before they even start dating these money-grubbing lowlifes.

983 days ago

Evelyn C    

She is so childish she is mental.

983 days ago


Outrageous! Usher, Hang in there and keep your dignity (and hopefully your $). Your boys will be men soon enough and your example will be the example they also live. She is the one who will have to explain this crap one day. And the truth will speak for itself.

983 days ago

Melinda Reyes    

What a dumb ass bitch. Why would she want to take his kids away from him? I don't believe those boys would appreciate that when they get older. She needs to stop crying and make her own money already.

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Usher shouldn't give her one dime she got child support, she got the kids and is paying child support I say let her pay her own

983 days ago


That woman has some nerve. He owes her nothing but support for their children.

983 days ago

Kartrashian Klown    

It seems like the only reason she wants those children is because she would get child support from him. She has other children and other baby daddys and how come she gives more attention to USHER and the kids she made with him? She's a gold digger who committed welfare fraud some years ago and took the opportunity to become pregnant with a celebrity's kids.

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