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Usher Raymond's Ex-Wife

LOSES CUSTODY WAR

8/24/2012 12:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Usher
's ex-wife Tameka Raymond just lost in the former couple's bitter custody battle -- TMZ has learned, a judge has awarded Usher primary custody of their two sons.

It's a shocking development -- considering both sides were trying to strip each other of custody. Tameka felt the singer was an absentee father who was too absorbed in his career to be a good dad. She also accused him of using drugs in front of the kids.

Usher argued Tameka was inattentive and irresponsible.

The ruling marks the end of an emotional custody trial -- involving wild accusations and name-calling ... Usher even broke down at one point on the witness stand.

But today, we're told a judge sided with the singer -- awarding Usher primary custody of the ex-couple's two sons, which means the children will be spending the majority of the time with their father.

Tameka still retains some custodial rights -- but the extent to which Tameka will be able to see her kids is unclear.

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16.

nicaw    

I'm not an Usher fan but I'm not a fan of Tameka's either. Custody battles are tough but I wonder if the parents are truly thinking about their kids or how they can hurt the other parent.

She claimed he was an absentee father and only focused on his career. If this was truly the case, why choose to have children with him especially when you already had kids.

My thoughts are with the kids who have to put up with these two.

759 days ago
17.

Bruno    

Good!

759 days ago
18.

Blacknwild    

THANK GOODNESS HOPEFULLY THIS NAPPY HEAD GREASY FACE CAN OFF HERSELF NOW. IM BLACK AND I HATE BLACK WOMEN. Thank god fo beautiful white women. Black trashy ghetto whores like this always want a free ride from the government or successful black/rich men. All black women do is imitate white women. They wont ever be as gorgeous as a pretty white goddess. So i figure why date the imitation when i can just go to the real source.Those nappyheads can buy all the imitation hair and colored contacts in the world they will always be looked upon as nappyheads.

759 days ago
19.

Blacknwild    

Maybe this nappyhead welfare recipient will go out and get a job like most respectable white women do.This manfaced,unstable,egotistical,ghetto,uneducated POS Black women are the biggest gold diggers in the world. This is not a RACIST COMMENT I AM BLACK. Im telling you guys what ive seen out these greasebags. They rob the government because they cant keep their legs closed and cant keep track of who the father is. Black women are the reason MAURY is successful. Thank God for white women,love watching them gag on my BBD

759 days ago
20.

eric    

@ Blacknwild

THANK GOODNESS HOPEFULLY THIS NAPPY HEAD GREASY FACE CAN OFF HERSELF NOW. IM BLACK AND I HATE BLACK WOMEN. Thank god fo beautiful white women. Black trashy ghetto whores like this always want a free ride from the government or successful black/rich men. All black women do is imitate white women. They wont ever be as gorgeous as a pretty white goddess. So i figure why date the imitation when i can just go to the real source.Those nappyheads can buy all the imitation hair and colored contacts in the world they will always be looked upon as nappyheads.


YOU ARE ONE IGNORANT BIATCH!

759 days ago
21.

Too    

Amen!! Finally she got what was coming to her gold-digging azz!!

759 days ago
22.

cecile    

oh Lord abraham ,isaac and jacob thank- you to save your futur generation children usher 5 and naviyd ely to filfull the scripture .oh lord thank-you.

759 days ago
23.

hippie87    

Yay!

759 days ago
24.

Amber    

There must really be more to this... It is rare that a mother loses custody. In this case it sounds like the best decision was made! :)

759 days ago
25.

cecile    

I care ,thank -you lord to have granded the safety of usher5 and naviyd ely and usher5 and naviyd ely said thank-you to the judge to give us the chance to grow ,with our daddy.

759 days ago
26.

ANS84    

I think this is great. I remember sometime in recent months Usher tweeted some pics of him visiting one of his kids' preschool class as the parent of the day. It's pretty clear he loves being a dad and adores his kids. Good for him.

759 days ago
27.

Lynda Jones-owings    

That bitch does not want the kids, anyway. She was banking on an attractive child support check. I am happy for Usher!! We know the kids will be taken care of. I don't feel sorry for the bitch......

759 days ago
28.

John    

Looks like the judge got tired of her crap..

759 days ago
29.

Celeb Gossip Addict    

Lucky her. Four children by two differant men and doesn't have custody of any of them. Now she doesn't have to feel guilty about sitting in her bedroom on Twitter all day while the nanny raises her two youngest sons.

759 days ago
30.

MISSA    

Finally some justice!

759 days ago
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