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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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91.

Demi    

What a stupid Judge

739 days ago
92.

StevenB    

Ah, but did she lose custody of the credit cards? That is just as important to her -- if not more so.

I predict her next gold-digging target to be a pro basketball player. Just a feeling.

739 days ago
93.

Nicole89x    

I always know that something is really wrong with the mother when she doesn't win the custody battle. She has to be a complete screw up to lose.

739 days ago
94.

Mike44090    

I wouldn't be surprised if we don't see her in some reality show on VH1, probably Hollywood Exe's. since Usher wasn't a Basketball player. Then again she could end up on Love Hip Hop, can she sing?

739 days ago
95.

Sarah    

WOW. But here's what you get folks when you think you are the judge as to which parent of the two of you is the better parent and you fight to deny your children access to the other parent: your children will be fu@&ed up for life!! I have seen it over and over how the parent who thinks what they've done is int he best interest for their kids, yet their kids die little small deaths every day tht they don't share in missing that other parent who they are half of. My ex and I made sure our son has had complete access to either of us at all times. We had to get over any selfishnes and do wha tis best for the kids which means that they get to see BOTH parents. I am shocked at this judge and both parents for their behavior. When these kids are messed up adults I wonder if the parents will look back on how each tried to deny the other of one of the most important people in a kids life...and Usher, who thinks he's won has NO IDEA of what he has just done, but he will get to experience the karma in this 10-fold. Very sad for those kids....very sad.

739 days ago
96.

Zarley    

ain't that a slapWrap your mind around that.......Big $ Usher large and in charge.

739 days ago
97.

clm    

wow bitter lady Usher's ex, was hoping this would go nicer for the children, but think Usher will be a good dad

739 days ago
98.

HumanNature    

TAMEKA


ALL THAT HATEFUL PLOTTING DIDN'T GET YOU NO WHERE!!!!


LOOK FOR USHER TO SELL THE MANSION THAT YOU ARE CURRENTLY LIVING IN!!!!


AND STAY OFF TWITTER

739 days ago
99.

christy    

Good for him! The men always lose so I'm shocked! Here's the good thing...since he's primary she doesn't have to worry about the money to support anymore! He will take care of it. Now she just needs to work to pay HER RENT HER BILLS! Bad thing...she thought she was going to get a fat ck each month to cover her and kids? Since there are two and his fat bank she was probably hoping for 50 grand a month! Sorry! Still curious on deciding factor

739 days ago
100.

tricia    

Regardless, I still think it's a sick thing that mothers are being pushed out of children's lives by judges who've never met the children in their lives.

739 days ago
101.

Bagheera    

Surprised it took this long. If she was worthy of having primary custody of these 2 children, she wouldn't have lost primary custody of the 2 that came before them.
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This whole debacle has been all about the money for her.

739 days ago
102.

Jen    

Oh Tameka, remember when Usher asked them to postpone the hearing so that the tragic death of your older son wouldn't impact any decisions? Should have taken it.

739 days ago
103.

backfire    

Thrilled for Usher

739 days ago
104.

grossed out    

How you feel now Tameka....looks like karma paid you a visit!!

739 days ago
105.

Ehfar    

I'm still confused as to why he wanted her as his one and only to begin with.

739 days ago
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