Tameka Foster: The Interview

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Tameka Foster is hated on.

We're talking about someone that almost makes Simon Monjack seem appealing to most our readers.

Foster, Tameka

It's hard to pinpoint the exact reason, but fans of Usher believe he's making a grave mistake by marrying this supposed home wrecker. With that in mind, Essence magazine sat down with Tameka recently.

Essence.com: Do you and Usher spend a lot of time together?
Tameka Foster: Usher and I are friends. We are road dogs. We hang out like friends. We shop, laugh, work out, get mad in the middle of the day about what we want to eat, debate about what's fattening in a smoothie and just do regular things.

Essence.com: How does Usher get along with your three sons?
Foster: Usher loves my children. My ex-husband and I have joint custody. It's a wonderful arrangement that allows me time to do things with Usher one-on-one and to spend time with the kids. I'm not looking for a father for my kids because they have one. They just happen to be lucky enough to have two strong men in their lives.

The Hollywood Gossip note: Critics treat Tameka worse than other famous fiancees, such as Alexis Phifer, because they believe she is looking for a new, rich father for her kids.

Essence.com: You've been labeled a "poor mom" because, supposedly, you're never with the kids. Your reaction?
Foster: Do you think Usher would really be engaged to a woman who would leave her kids? My children are with us much more than people think. They've gone to the Bahamas with us and attended play-off games. I purposely keep my children out of view. I don't want them scrutinized and talked about because that would be a problem. Everyone wants to know, "Where are her kids?" Out of these pictures, that's where.

The Hollywood Gossip note: It's a course of action Britney Spears tried to use with Jayden James, too.

Essence.com: Shifting gears a bit, is it true that Usher's mom fired you as his stylist and you in turn convinced Usher to fire her as his manager?
Foster: I never worked for Usher's mom; I worked for Usher. Now, I don't know if she persuaded him to feel certain ways about me, but she never fired me.

Essence.com: So does that mean you and future mother-in-law have beef?
Foster: No, we do not. Any mother with a son as successful as Usher is going to have raised eyebrows about any woman who comes around. I'd be the same way about any one of my sons. His mother and I have a great rapport. There are no hard feelings and I had nothing to do with his decision to no longer have his mother manage him.

So there you have it, people. Are you still against Tameka? Might she get a bad rap? Or, like Blake Fielder-Civil, is it just normal for those marrying celebrities to face a bit of scrutiny?

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nooooo usherrr hwo could u marry tameka. She's so old and really desnt suit usher. Besides she already has 3 children, usher might like her children but as a stepfather he should have some responsibility for them too. This isnt even racially based ive no problem with the fact that she's black just that she already has children and she's really old. then again it is his choice who he marries and its really none of the public's or my buisness.

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This msg is 4 LATOYIA you are an idiot for saying white man run the world they dont, they run you, becoz 4u to believe that makes you a lost soul that dont know nothing and has no dreams or aspirations other than being white mans best friend lap dog. Black, white, asian people ,etc all have contributed its just some races choose to copy or steal whats not rightfully their cultural identity so before you make another comment lil girl i suggest you do some research on black history you arrogant lil girl.

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Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgement on disputable matters, one mans faith allows him to eat everything, but another man whose faith is weak eats only vegetables. the man who eats everything must not look down on him who does not and the man who does not eat everything must not condemn the man who does, for God has accepted him. who are you to judge someone elses servant? to his own master he stands or falls and he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand. Romans 14:10-13

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do not judge or you too will be judge for in the same way as you judge others, you will be judged and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you, why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brothers eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? how can you say to your brother let me take the speck out of your eye when all the time there is a plank in your own eye you hypocrite first take the plank out of your own eye and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your own brothers eye. matthew 7:1-5

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i know u should'nt judge a book by it's cover, but damn, usher is clearly hypnotised by this women. she seems like a control freak and i feel usher had second thoughts about marrying tameka foster, but was afraid about how it would look in the publics eyes if he were seen to be "messing" her about.i give this relationship 2yrs max. usher, listen to r.kelly's song that he wrote for you. there is some sound advice!

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DON'T PRAY FOR USHER DUMBASS. PRAY FOR STARVING CHILDREN...LOSER.

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Plus, it's not of your BLACK ASSES' BIZNESS who anyone dates. Go get a job...no, another one...no, a reeeeaaal one...

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I don't date black men at all. Just no affinity. Not even trying. White men seem to have more stability since they control everything anyway.

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I've seen and dated alot of bueatiful dark-skinned people in my life and this Tameka Foster is not one of them. She is not only UGLY she is out of shape to. I mean by some people standards in the real world she might be considered average. But this Usher's wife here we are talking about, I know most people would expect him to do allllottt better than her. What is wrong with you usher? It might be because he never expected this relationship to come to light then here comes baby.....

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First of all, Tameka is NOT ugly. Ya'll just saying that because she's a dark-skinned black woman who is not a half breed like Chilli. Why is it when a dark-skinned woman is there, ya'll call her ugly. She has a pretty face, and I notice that it's mostly black women who said this. Ya'll must have low self-esteem or something. SELF-HATRED LIKE AN MF!!!!!! WAKE UP BLACK PEOPLE!!!!