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Breaks Down in Court

Over Bad Dad Allegations

5/21/2012 6:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

broke down in tears today in an Atlanta court -- after his ex-wife's attorney insinuated he cares more about partying than he does about his children.

Usher was on the stand for hours today in his ongoing custody trial with his ex Tameka Foster -- and during questioning, Tameka's lawyer whipped out photos of the singer partying in Europe in February.

Usher's fighting for more custody with his kids -- but Tameka's lawyer was trying to prove he'd rather go wild at a nightclub than be a good dad.

Usher was also grilled about his alleged drug use. The singer admitted to smoking pot in the past, but when the subject turned to his alleged ecstasy use Usher's lawyer objected.

Usher insisted he never used drugs in front of the children -- an allegation Tameka made early in their custody fight -- but hedged on the subject of seeing his children while under the influence.

The trial will continue tomorrow.


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Courts always try to make you look stupid and degrade people.

792 days ago


Usher must prefer to children, they are the living messages for the future.

792 days ago


So glad that he seems to take fatherhood so seriously...But this business of parents trying to take the kids away from each other because of their own beef is wack. Kids need both parents. For this kids' sake, learn to have a functional relationship.

792 days ago


When wil lwe stop tearing each other up. If we think a person is half good for personal reasons spouses, friends, and /or family give stories that are awful.. When will men/women stop saying and doing thing make spouses look bad so they can get what they want. The old saying is when you live with trash you get and become trash.

792 days ago

Helen Whitaker    

why would you take your new girl friend to your ex's. need to be a little more mindful. save girl friend for later

792 days ago


She wants the kids so she can get more child support from him. This is not at all about the boys it is about revenge. She knows he love the boys and she is using this as a weapon to keep control of him. He has another woman does not help matters either.

792 days ago


crocodile tears.

792 days ago

Vlade Heffner    

usher gets crucified for his mistakes but at the end he is not to be terminated.

792 days ago


Now maybe he realizes why everyone was SO against him marrying her to begin with and why they wanted him to stay away from her. He should have listened. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned...or jealous, or bitter... you get the drift.

792 days ago


This female is dead wrong for doing this to him. She had all this mess planned abandoned her children to seduce Usher marry him, have his children and then try to hurt him by forcing him out of his kids lives while sucking him dry! Disgusting

792 days ago


a BAD FATHER?!?!?!......everytime you see this guy he's with his kids having a good time.........I'm REALLY getting tire of tameka.........the NERVE of her to call him a bad dad, when she ABANDONED her other kids just to be with usher


792 days ago


That man should have listened to his mother.

792 days ago


His mother warned him over and over again.He would not listen,one year ago he was in concert and broke down,that boy was on that stuff ,pull it up on u tube

792 days ago


This is beyond stupid. If you can't take a divorce, then don't get married. This two needs to figure out what's best for the kids, not for themselves. Honestly, woman... I'm sure he does care for the kids and has enough money to support them. You can care for yourself.

792 days ago

N Niemi    

He's a nice guy, and she is just a gold digger.

791 days ago
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