Tameka Raymond Posts Photo of Son in Hospital, Counts Her "Blessing"

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A day after Usher released a statement and thanked the heroes who rushed to his son's side after the five-year old nearly drowned on Monday, Tameka Raymond has posted a photo of little Usher Raymond V on Instagram.

The singer's ex-wife is cradling her child in the image and included with it a caption that reads:

"My favorite 5-year-old. What a blessing! I have always loved and appreciated my sons but tragedies and close calls make this even more evident."

Tameka Raymond and Son

It's a sweet sentiment and message... but it's hard not to also see those words as a veiled attack on Usher, considering Tameka is taking him to court and fighting to regain custody of her kids.

Raymond believes Usher is a negligent father who too often leaves the former couple's children in the hands of other people, specifically his aunt.

This aunt was poolside when the toddler got stuck in a pipe and was unable to successfully save little Usher on her own. Eventually, two contractors at the house dove into the water; rescued the kid; and performed CPR before an ambulance arrived.

A hearing has been set for today to revisit the issue of primary custody between Usher and Tameka.

"She is livid," a source close to Foster tells People. "Usher has custody and won't let Tameka have the kids, even when he's out of town. She feels like the kids are being raised by his family or by nannies, when they should be with their mother."


I hope that Usher and Tameka can work things out and a speedy recovery for their son GOD BLESS their family


Usher was apparently in another country when this happened. Why would the court take custody away from a parent who is home all day and give it to a parent who has to travel often as a part of their job. Doesn't pass the common sense test.

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So if Usher had just been in the city working a 9-5 job and Jr almost drowned you wouldn't see the need to take custody from him? Do you see the disparity there? All parents leave their kids with someone else if they are working, family or paid.
Yes, Usher is currently working but, for whatever reason, the judge decided that the children were better off with him, not their mother.


Tameka Foster is anything, yes there was an unfortunate accident however that gold digging whore needs to chill out. An emergency hearing means nothing.


User is a great father he works & take care of his kids.if they wanted his ex to have the kids she would of had them in the first place. Let user keep his kids .


Usher unwittedly opened up a can of words. Tameka has been given permission to take Usher back to court. She does seem to have the right to get custody especially after this fisco

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Tameka Foster Biography

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