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Usher & Tameka

Battle Brewing

BEFORE Pool Accident

8/10/2013 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Usher and his ex-wife Tameka Raymond were on the brink of war BEFORE their son almost drowned in a pool ... and it was all over child support payments, TMZ has learned.

Usher filed legal docs earlier this month asking a judge to lower his child support payment to Tameka. As it stood, Usher was shelling out $8,000 / month for the couple's 2 sons ... which he claims is BS.

Here's why ... Usher says that child support amount is from an old agreement and hasn't been changed since he was granted PRIMARY custody last year. He says he's been overpaying the last 7 months and wants a judge to remedy the situation.

Usher requested a hearing on the matter -- but so far, no date has been set.

TMZ broke the story ... Tameka and Usher were ALREADY in court this week, battling over custody. Tameka asked a judge to grant her MORE custody -- claiming Usher's to blame for their son's pool accident -- but she was shot down.

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1.

Big Mark 91    

Gold digging whore is all she is!

440 days ago
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Rachael    

HOW IS TMZ AVOIDING THE KHLOE KARDASHIAN AND LAMAR ODOM CHEATING SCANDAL? MULTIPLE WOMEN, SHE MOVES OUT, YET NOT A PEEP ON TMZ? WTF? HOW MUCH MONEY IS KRIS JENNER PAYING TMZ? IF I AM GOING TO HEAR ABOUT THE KOWDASHIANS, I WANT TO HEAR ABOUT THEIR WORLD CRUMBLING!!

440 days ago
3.

spader    

If he's smart he'll give her a "lets forget about the money and raise these kids" payment.
Lawyers are the s*** of the earth - just ask any TMZ employee.

440 days ago
4.

Dildo Baggins    

Tameka is a bum...she needs to get a job.

440 days ago
5.

NOT ELMO    

Usher filed legal docs earlier this month asking a judge to lower his child support payment to Tameka......................USHER Just Renewed His Contract at THE VOICE For $10 MILLION a Year, So The Reduction might NOT Happen, We''ll See

440 days ago
6.

janet    

She's always just wanted the kids for child support money. So obvious.

440 days ago
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cece    

Why do you pay so much child support when the children primarily live with the father?

440 days ago
8.

Chanell5    

She seems like a depressed and angry individual. $8,000 a month for child support when you don't have custody, is a lot. He's funding her life style.

440 days ago
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Susan    

TO ALL OF YOU CLOWNS ON THIS WEBSITE. THAT KEEPS CALLING USHERS EX-WIFE AN GOLD DIGGER/BUM. ALSO SAYING SHE JUST WANT HER KIDS FOR CHILD SUPPORT. JUST SHUT YOUR DUMB A** UP. EVERY TIME A WOMAN MARRY A MAN THAT HAS MONEY PEOPLE ALWAYS SAY THE SAME THING. AND IF SHE HAS KIDS FROM HIM PEOPLE ALWAYS SAY. SHE JUST WANT THE KIDS FOR CHILD SUPPORT. PLEASE JUST SHUT UP. IAM GETTING SO SICK OF HEARING YOU HATERS 24/7. FOUND SOMETHING ELSE TO SAY. AND AS FOR THE PERSON WHO ASKED WHY TMZ NOT TALKING MORE ABOUT THE WHOLE KHOLE THING WHEN SO MUCH MORE HAPPENED. TMZ IS GETTING WHACK. THEIR ARE ALOT OF THINGS THEY DONT COVER. THEY ARE REALLY FALLING OFF. OTHER WEBSITES ARE SOOOOO MUCH BETTER. I CALL TMZ AND TOLD THEM THAT ALSO. TMZ IS NOT THE SAME AT ALL. IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHATS REALLY GOING ON. GO SOME WHERE ELSE.

440 days ago
10.

amyd    

Is that a man on the right?

440 days ago
11.

Bird    

No one with primary custody should have to pay child support. Point blank period. Tameka should feel lucky he's not asking for all that extra money back.

440 days ago
12.

Bill03948    

WAIT!!!
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If HE has custody why is he paying anything at all??? SHE should now be paying...
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It's called CHILD SUPPORT for a reason.. It's for the CHILD, NOT the parent to sit around all day and become a burden on society.

440 days ago
13.

HumanNature    

USHER HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO ASK FOR HIS CHILD SUPPORT TO BE RE-MODIFY!!!!!!


HE HAS "PRIMARY" CUSTODY!!!!!


GLAD TO SEE MORE JUDGES ARE AWARDING PRIMARY CUSTODY TO THE "FATHERS"!!!!!


TEAM USHER ALL THE "WAY"!!!!

440 days ago
14.

HumanNature    

TAMEKA GAVE UP "CUSTODY" TO HER OLDEST CHILDREN TO BE WITH USHER!!!!!!


DUMB MOVE!!!!!!!


NOW, THAT IS WHY SHE "LOST" CUSTODY OF HER YOUNGEST CHILDREN BY USHER!!!!!


THE COURT IS NOT "STUPID"!!!!!


THEY KNOW SHE IS A "GOLD" DIGGER!!!!!!


THE COURT WILL ALWAYS "DENY" ANY FUTURE REQUEST THAT TAMEKA MAKE!!!!!


TAMEKA IS "DUMBER" THAN A PILE OF ROCKS!!!!!!!


TEAM USHER ALL THE "WAY"!!!!

440 days ago
15.

lett196950    

OMG she get 8grand for not keeping her kids and my brother in law want give his daughter mothet $170 bucks a month and the judges here in Alabama want make him. She better had chilled.

440 days ago
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