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Usher

Wants to SETTLE With Ex

In Wake of Jet Ski Tragedy

7/12/2012 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Usher
has changed his tune and now wants to up his ante to settle his epic child support/custody war with Tameka Raymond after the jet ski accident that left his stepson Kyle brain dead ... TMZ has learned.

Sources connected with the couple tell TMZ ... Usher spoke with Tameka over the weekend and suggested that they settle up, but he did not significantly change his offer -- 50/50 custody with a very slight increase in child support.  Tameka said no way.

But apparently Usher softened after the conversation, because our sources say he met with his lawyers earlier this week and instructed them to craft a new proposal that would give Tameka "a majority" of custody, though the sources did not specify the exact breakdown.  We're told Usher is also raising his child support offer "significantly."

As for Usher's motivation ... we're told he's very conscious that Tameka is suffering and it's not a good move to continue the fight under the circumstances.

We're told the offer has not been presented to Tameka yet, but our sources say she's open to a "reasonable settlement."

Calls to lawyers on both sides have not been returned.

143 COMMENTS

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1.

Jack    

Sorry to hear about her kid but she is still a money grubbing ho.

810 days ago
2.

mikka    

After all she trahed him, he lped hwr with her kid and she still insists in her demands... he cant be a bad dad i guess, so if she accepts the new arrangement it means SHE WAS AFTER THE MONEY ...

810 days ago
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ShrinkWrap    

That is a very upstanding thing of him to do.

810 days ago
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Truth    

WHEN THEY PULL THE PLUG DOES THAT LOWER USHER'S CHILD SUPPORT? JUST ASKIN... #TRUTH!!

810 days ago
5.

hotbitch    

Maybe it's just me but I can't imagine even discussing any of this while my child was lying in the hospital brain dead. But again, maybe I'm the weird one.

810 days ago
6.

DrB3    

Does anyone have any insight into why this boy is still on a ventilator? He's been brain dead for 6 days now.


I understand she wants time to say goodbye, but this amount of time is highly unusual, unless a family is in incredible denial, which might be the case here.

810 days ago
7.

Jesse     

This is nice of Usher but she's still a nasty gold digger and he shouldn't have to give up time with his children because of this tragedy. If anything they should put this whole thing on hold until the family has had some time to grieve and he then he should resume his fight for what is fair.

810 days ago
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bring back recent posts    

...why give up ur right too ur children???????????...once a gold-digger..always a gold-digger...if anything...these kids will need MORE time with their father.....bad move imo..

810 days ago
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MISSA    

Usheer should have just kept going the way they were it wanted the ugly custody war she should get it! he deserves a fair chance at raising his children too. she is trying to take that from him because she is just a gold digger.

810 days ago
10.

Scribe    

HEY! If Tom and Katie can do it, so can Usher and Tameka!!! Just wrestle that agreement to the ground, folks!!! :)

810 days ago
11.

Georgie    

Usher knows his ex-wife and probably knows how much this is hurting her. None of you know this woman. Usher is should be commended not condemned for his kindness if the story is true. We don't know anything about this woman or that she was a gold digger or a bad mother. He obviously knows how much she loves her children, otherwise he would not make such a gesture in her time of need. The love is there, and the compassion even when relationships fall apart. A child who was supposed to be having summer fun is now brain-dead. As a mother, that kind of pain would be unfathomable, and Usher knows that.

P.S. If they can afford it, keep him on life support. Miracles do happen.

810 days ago
12.

dd    

She can still see the dollar bills through her tears, Take your Kids and don't increase a damn thing.

810 days ago
13.

Genjerleigh    

So she negligently let her son participate in water sports in an unsafe environment and is brain dead - so now he wants to give her more time with his biological kids so she can be careless with their lives too?

810 days ago
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firebaby    

bitch should be happy her remaining children are ALIVE and HEALTHY.... alas, no, i guess she's still bitter over her saks fifth ave card....

don't forget she almost lost her life too, years ago, in brazil... went for some plastic surgery and almost died from coma, heart attack or some other.... how many times has life given her a wake up call, yet all she seems to see is $$$$$$$$$$$

810 days ago
15.

bb600    

To be honest, given the fact that she was out of the COUNTRY when this happened this would of looked good for his case. All of these children need a full time care taker. What he did was honorable but I dont know either one of them are capable of being full time parents. If I was Usher I would of recommended that my mother or someone else be the primary care taker. Sad situation. These kids are worst off than kids in the ghetto raising themselves.

810 days ago
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