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Usher Custody War

Tameka Loses

But Gets an Usher Hug

8/9/2013 2:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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After a bitterly contentious hearing and drama surrounding the near-death of their son, Usher showed an unbelievably classy move in court Friday -- hugging his ex-wife Tameka after the judge dismissed her request for primary custody.

Pretty shocking ... especially considering the painfully awkward silence that preceded the hearing.

Tameka filed an emergency request for primary custody after her and Usher's 5-year-old son Usher Raymond V nearly drowned in a pool on Monday. Usher currently has primary custody of their two boys.

In court Friday, Tameka used the pool accident as an example of Usher being an inattentive father, who employs incompetent caretakers -- in this case his aunt Rena -- to look after their children.

Usher's lawyer shot back, insisting Usher's a great dad and the children are thriving with him, despite the recent pool accident ... which, Usher argued, could have happened to anybody.

During questioning, Tameka broke down in tears talking about her son's accident, saying she didn't know if her child suffered permanent brain or heart damage.


FYI, Usher Raymond V is still in the hospital -- Tameka claimed it's because of lingering complications, including a low heart rate. Usher said it's because he doesn't want his son discharged before doctors are 100% sure he's okay.

In the end, the judge sided with Usher, ruling the current custody order should stay in place ... meaning Usher keeps primary custody, and Tameka gets a little.


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Your Honor... She killed one and mine just almost died so were really still 1-0 so can I please still keep the kid? please?

442 days ago


Wouldn't 11am pst be 2pm est??

442 days ago


Live video feed courtesy TMZ's (tm) predator drone.

442 days ago


She cost the life of a child no you can't have the kids

442 days ago


Lol, they changed it to the correct start time for est.

442 days ago


Golddiggers never give a damn about children's happiness. Usher, I bet your regret every day that you didn't listen to your mother!

442 days ago

Celebrities Suck    

Maybe these two are both unfit parents. Usher may have the money but when you have children you have to give 100% of your time to them. I would not leave my children 85% of their time with nanny's or family members.

442 days ago


usher looking around the courtroom smirking while tameka is looking serious. this is a joke to usher.

442 days ago


They need to do what's in the BEST interest of these children`` straight UP!!
Gonna be a hard day for ev1 involved!

442 days ago

Wow ...    

This is a crying shame. As if the week has not been bad enough for them, because of a traumatic accident, she has to cry neglect. BS!

442 days ago


Why are they the ONLY ones in the courtroom

442 days ago


I don't see any tension

442 days ago

Celebrities Suck    

Why did she lose custody of her children with Ryan Glover?

442 days ago


Dang!! Looks like a ton of files being put on the table... Something's gonna get brought to light.

442 days ago


TMZ, aren't you supposed to be neutral with your journalism as opposed to taking Tameka's side? Do your job!

442 days ago
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