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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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31.

Cujeaux    

Good for Usher. Now maybe she will take some time to mourn her dead son.

791 days ago
32.

AlwaysOnTimeB    

Good for him!! I'm glad to see a dad fighting for his kids. I respect him for being a man that wants to be in his kids lives.

791 days ago
33.

verlinda    

Big question....Does she still get to keep the Credit Card...

791 days ago
34.

DaveT    

Family courts are notoriously biased against men, when a woman loses custody it indicates some serious issues and concerns about the kid's general welfare with mom

791 days ago
35.

Tony     

Good, this chic was to bitter and hateful. Kama is a bi##h! Obviously she has some major problems, she maybe bipolar or just hateful as hell.

790 days ago
36.

dd    

Good! Go away wicked witch...

791 days ago
37.

Majestik    

Me thinks if Tameka had her lawyer ask the court to reschedule the last court appearance since it was a few days after burying her son, she might've made a better impression, just the fact she showed up still bitching about money, custody and bad mouthing USHER to anyone that would listen is what got her ass in hot water. Who the hell goes to the press THE NEXT DAY after her son dies and trashes her ex-husband? A very vindictive woman, that's who.

790 days ago
38.

Brandy    

She is mainly upset because she can't count on the child support. She had 3 kids before why isn't she n charge of them, and where was she when her son died? She is a horrible mother.

790 days ago
39.

Scotty    

I don't wish bad on this poor woman, oh wait, yes I do! She's a high class welfare cheat, with a bunch of kids from a bunch of men. Glad that judge looked at who is the better parent. Time to change the game plan Tameka, and get a job to support ALL of your children!

790 days ago
40.

WW    

I AM HAPPY FOR USHER... IT WAS SO OBVIOUS SHE WAS GOING TO USE HIS KIDS TO MANIPULATE HIM ANY WAY SHE COULD.. AND IT HAD TO BE HELL EVERYTIME HE HAD TO CONFRONT HER... EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON - AND FOR A JUDGE TO SITE WITH THE FATHER WHICH IS RARE... THERE MUST HAVE BEEN SOME PRETTY GOOD REASONS... USHER - WISHING YOU & YOUR SONS SOME PEACE OF MIND FINALLY!

790 days ago
41.

STACCEE    

she was so hateful and mean all she cared about was money and i guess the judge knew she would give sher hell if she was granted custody. but you can bet that she aint through with him yet. not by a long shot

790 days ago
42.

pmg    

And TMZ you were pulling so hard for Tameka.

790 days ago
43.

firebaby    

wow that judge, may be, a very smart man after all.... i guess he realized she only cared about the money and her saks card, so he gave her that and usher his kids! i truly think they will be better off with their father...

790 days ago
44.

KarenF. from Chicago    

Wow, now she is gonna try something else 2 fight about....

790 days ago
45.

Kalvin    

HA! Just as Dorothy defeated the wicked witch of the west, so did Usher. Finally another happy ending!

790 days ago
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