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Wants to SETTLE With Ex

In Wake of Jet Ski Tragedy

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

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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Who's Usher??

764 days ago


It amazes me how ignorant some people are. You do not know this woman or Usher. You have no idea what really goes on behind closed doors. The world would be such a better place if there were not such judgemental, nosy-bodies that like to demean and degrgade others when they have no idea what really is going on. With that being said...Usher and Tameka may the Lord see you through this tragedy. This is one of the worse things that can happen to you guys. I have an 11 year old son that looks similar to Kile and I just could not imagine it...PRAY FOR TAMEKA AND USHER AND GO HUG YOUR KIDS EXTRA TIGHT!!

760 days ago

Daniel Asamota    

Usher shouldn't let sentiment cloud his judgement. It's a shame what happened to his stepson, but Tameka is still a greedy golddiggin bitch who's keeping her mind on a reward of millions! Feel not an ounce of sympathy for her. This is a tragic time but business is business.

754 days ago


Most of you sound real stupid, in the event of trying to bash someone. So some respect and have some symphy. No mother should have to bury their child and no real mother is going to willing give up their children without a battle. So of you are probably not even taking care of your kids and want to point a finger.

Praying for Tameka, Kile's father Ryan and their whole entire family. May God bless you with the peace, comfort, and strength that only he can.

752 days ago

renee batts    

tameka raymond my heart goes out to you because only god knows the pain and hurt your feeling about your son. god has blessed you with children not only you but thier fathers also,(you didnt conceive them alone). so think about that when you go to court with usher about the children you two share TOGETHER. give him a chance to be a father and possibly a friend. dont you think its worth giving the children involved a loving relationship with a mother and FATHER! GOD sees and knows all and believe me he watching both you and usher. they just lost and brother what a shame it would be if they lost one of their parents. think about that. may GOD keep and bless you and yours.

744 days ago


i just want to share my experience and testimony here.. i was married for 6 years to my husband and all of a sudden, another woman came into the picture.. he started hailing me and he was abusive..but i still loved him with all my heart and wanted him at all cost?then he filed for whole life was turning apart and i didn't know what to do..he moved out of the house and abandoned the kids.. so someone told me about trying spiritual means to get my husband back and introduced me to a spell caster?so i decided to try it reluctantly..although i didn't believe in all those things? then when he did the special prayers and spell, after 2days, my husband came back and was pleading..he had realized his mistakes..i just couldn't believe it.. anyways we are back together now and we are case anyone needs this man, his email address, his spells is for a better life. again his email is

578 days ago
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