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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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the_truth_hurts    

who cares.....

756 days ago
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buckwheat    

And I took a dump this morning

756 days ago
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Virtual Insanity    

That does shock me. There had to be more to it than "inattentive." I can't help but feel bad for her for losing custody of the younger children after the tragic loss of Kile. But, I am sure there is something we don't know (and don't need to know).

756 days ago
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NadiaJoon    

Good, can't stand that bitch.

756 days ago
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Celebrities Suck    

She didn't have custody of two of her others kids either, for obvious reasons that only she and her 1st ex husband knows and all parties involve know. And now she lost custody of two more of her children.

756 days ago
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Jackie    

Good for Usher. That woman she's nuts.

756 days ago
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Mike44090    

The judge probably saw how well Usher raised Justin Bieber , either that or he paid the judge off, money talks and Tameka walks.

756 days ago
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Celebrities Suck    

What about her saks card did she get that? I don't see why she can't just open another account on her own name like everyone else does..

756 days ago
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buckwheat    

Dax Sheperd Tom Arnold gross
You couldnt pay me to see that crapfest of a movie

756 days ago
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Sea Urchin    

Gold digger lost.

756 days ago
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ShrinkWrap    

I am not a fan of Usher's, but I really can't stand golddiggers who use their children as weapons. Good for him! Good for the kids.

756 days ago
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Majestik    

But on the bright side, she still has her Saxs 5th Ave card so she has no excuse not to WORK. And the Nanny is paid up and fired and Usher can hire his own.

756 days ago
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Humph    

When you have another child die during your custody hearing... what can you really expect?

756 days ago
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Athina    

He was a huge fool to marry this gold-digger in the first place. What's that saying about "A fool and his money are soon parted." That would be Usher.

756 days ago
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GeniusMachine    

Good. Now maybe the gold-digger won't kill these kids with her negligence like she did her other crotch nugget.

756 days ago
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