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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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31.

just my opinion    

actually, the right thing to do is to pause ALL court issues for now. her baby has been in the hospital all of a week and he's presenting her with court ****? really? how about giving her some time to grieve.

798 days ago
32.

Danielle123    

What? After all he did for her with the accident she couldn't even agree to 50/50 custody AND a raise in child support? Smh. Im extemely sorry for her tragic loss, but that's ridiculous. She's definitely after the money, which sucks because he's shown that he's a good guy.

798 days ago
33.

tmart    

she is disugusting. the entire custody thing happened after he canceled her saks fifth ave credit card.....

798 days ago
34.

Lee    

I'm glad he is finally settling this. Tameka is going through enough.

798 days ago
35.

ValVal    

I don't think Usher purposely talked about the court just to hurt her. He's trying to make it easy for her but she's being stubborn about it and wants it her way as always. I hope they do come to a conclusion and what's the best for the child. I'm pretty much way more concern about her son.

798 days ago
36.

Spencer B in MD    

Wow Usher - Classy move bro. Nice to see some class nowadays.

798 days ago
37.

Brandi    

Its amazing to me that people can still TRASH this woman at a time like this. Regardless as to what happen between her and Usher , she is still a person with feelings and this womans son is practically dead, cut her a ****ing break. Its been said that "People in glass houses shouldnt throw stones" and its so true. Truth is we dont know what has gone on with these people, Im an Usher fan but i understand that the light will always be "favorable" for him and dim for her because of who he is. Is is unfair...hell yeah.....so in light of that kill the stupidity and leave this damn lady alone. Some peoples freedom of speech should be revoked!!!!

798 days ago
38.

Okay    

Usher shes not trying to play nice so don't you she's still being a fu**ing bi**h

798 days ago
39.

MsSuburbia    

I am very sorry for tragic the loss of an innocent child. That said--Usher should NOT be settling out of guilt! She was an abusive wife. And she'll be an abusive ex-wife. I so hate to say this, but . . . he has a better chance at getting custody of his children now. He would be the better, more stable parent for them.

798 days ago
40.

Taxman    

**** off Usher, you don't reward a ho for dissension. It's tragic that her son just passed away (brain dead is basically dead), but the two issues shouldn't be related.

He basically told women in America that if you act like a money grubbing bitch you're in for a nice payday.

798 days ago
41.

Issues    

People should mind their business and let peple work out their problem. I don't know either of them . Hope they come to an understanding for the sake of their kids.

798 days ago
42.

Tracker    

test

798 days ago
43.

Angie    

I am still sketchy on the details of the accident. Was Tameka actually present when the accident happened?

798 days ago
44.

Malishunk    

In light of this unfortunate tragedy, Usher should not relinquish 50/50 custody. I know he and Tameka especially are both grieving and waiting for outcome concerning Kile prognosis. He should find a professional responsive caregiver who would be willing to travel with him to assist with caring for his two sons or take care of them while he's touring. He should definitely keep an ear to ground on what's going on with his two boys when they're with their mom Tameka.

798 days ago
45.

Crabby    

He is doing the right thing considering the cir***stances. Her son is gone any way you look at it:(

798 days ago
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