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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.

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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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Dead account Delete at will    

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?

408 days ago
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Pimpcessa    

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

408 days ago
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Horndog    

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

408 days ago
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orksters    

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

408 days ago
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Pimpcessa    

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

408 days ago
6.

Mattie    

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

408 days ago
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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.

408 days ago
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realtalk    

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

408 days ago
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6one9    

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

408 days ago
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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!

408 days ago
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Miki    

Why are they the ONLY ones in the courtroom

408 days ago
12.

Cam    

I don't see any tension

408 days ago
13.

Celebrities Suck    

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

408 days ago
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Pimpcessa    

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

408 days ago
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Brandi    

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

408 days ago
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