Usher Wins Custody Battle, Hugs Ex-Wife in Court

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Hours of emotional testimony in the custody battle between Usher and his ex-wife today resulted in the singer keeping primary custody of the former couple's two sons.

As previously reported, five-year old Usher Raymond V nearly drowned on Monday and remains in the ICU under doctor's care, though all accounts say the boy will recover fully.

In response to the incident, Tameka Raymond was granted an emergency hearing in which she argued that Usher is a negligent father who too often leaves the children under someone else's supervision.

According to TMZ sources, Tameka reiterated on the stand that the pool accident was simply the latest in a string of examples that prove Usher is an inattentive parent.

She even broke down at one point when discussing her reaction to little Usher's condition immediately following the incident.

Usher and his legal team, meanwhile, argued that the accident could have happened to anyone at any time and that the singer positively loves his children.

In the end, a judge ruled that Usher will maintain primary custody and Tameka will retain her right to occasionally visit with the boys.

At the conclusion of the hearing, Usher embraced his ex-wife.

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As an African-American, to be there for my child is so important when there are so many young African-American kids without their fathers. I just want him to grow up to be as wise as he can possibly be, kind and open hearted. [Fatherhood] changes everything about me.


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