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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.

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16.

Dean    

He is an idiot , he should fight her to death . Even after her son is brain death and its her fault for leaving them alone while she should take care of him. She still insist of more money and less custody for Usher .
This woman is pure evil sorry to say that but there are no emotions in her at all I even doubt she cries because of her sons death but more that his dad doesn't have to pay her anymore when his son is death. I think she will try to keep him on this maschines as long as she can to still get her support . I wonder what the dad of the boy has to say about her parenting

811 days ago
17.

Marilyn    

It's hard to understand some of the comments posted on here. This young boy is dead and this mother has lost her son. Have some compassion, for heavens sake.

811 days ago
18.

Yes    

She belongs to the same couch jumping group as Tiny Tom. My comment for mentioning such has been previously deleted. So, this is a test.

811 days ago
19.

Trina    

I am so tired of these woman having children for money. All she sees is dollar signs. Usher I am sure has offered her a fair amount of money and is wanting to be a part of his childrens lives. Women like this makes me sick. Usher is too nice to her, period. She is a ghetto gold digger whom uses children against her men. Usher went out of his way to help her out in this situation and went to be by her side and she STILL wont budge. She makes me sick and Usher needs to wait it out a month or so while she greives and then continue to fight for his kids. This is a tragic accident and I feel bad for the loss of a child but it doesnt change who she is and what she continues to do.

811 days ago
20.

MzTalka    

no one knows what has happened. usher is known to be a hoe himself. yo people are ignorant and shallow. he aint getting full custody like he is really going to be with them half the time. get it together she just got the worst news any mother can get. prayers for peace and strength

811 days ago
21.

Sunshine    

I've always like Usher from the beginning of his career and through the years. He is a gentleman and a humanitarian. Much Love and Respect to him.

811 days ago
22.

CJ    

This woman is a golddigging ho I always thought that even before they were married with kids. She is now going to use this tragedy to her advantage, she has kids only to make money you hear!!

811 days ago
23.

Scotty    

She is grieving over her son, but still fighting for money! Has she learned nothing?

811 days ago
24.

realtalk    

i have no hatred towards tameka like most here do. but i'm wondering why she doesn't want custody to be 50/50. she must know something that we don't know.

811 days ago
25.

SNOOP 4 LIFE    

GOOD FOR YOU USHER IF THISIS TRUE, THIS IS IN FACT TRUE, THIS IS SUCH A TRAGEDY AND NO ONE SHOULD HAVE TO DEAL WITH THIS...GOOD MOVE USHER

811 days ago
26.

WhoAmi    

I see, so now that he's a vegetable and is brain dead, go ahead and give the wife more custody. JERK Where were you when the little guy needed you when he could communicate????

811 days ago
27.

Yes    

Yet another Scientology divorce

811 days ago
28.

squeeky    

Sorry this happened, but he is brain dead. Lets hope she does the RIGHT thing and donates his organs.
There are many children waiting for organs...this would
be an awesome thing for her to do.

811 days ago
29.

jackie    

I feel so bad for this family. No one knows their true personalities so we can not judge. I have always admired Usher and he just increased my admiration for him by being open to compromise. Usher I will continue to pray for you and your family.

811 days ago
30.

Ashley    

what happened to her son is awful and I would never wish that on anyone but she honestly seems money hungry and manipulative to me. He's trying to be the bigger person and settle this civilly but she still wants more!

811 days ago
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