Raymond vs Raymond: Tameka Loses Custody Fight, Readies for Appeal


by Keeley Nash-Jones

After months of malicious accusations and heated exchanges in the Usher v Tameka custody battle, an Atlanta judge ruled in favor of Usher this past Friday, granting him primary custody of Usher V and Naviyd.

During the lengthy and emotional custody battle, Tameka accused Usher of being an absentee father who did drugs in front of their children. Usher retaliated, calling Tameka “irresponsible and and inattentive”. This couldn’t have come at a worse time for Tameka who, just weeks ago, buried her 11-year-old son Kile who died as a result of a tragic jet-ski accident.

Details have yet to be released on the extent of Tameka’s custodial rights will be, but she did take to her twitter over the weekend to express her disappointment:

“Money can buy many things…but in the end truth and goodness will prevail. I must continue to  believe this. Stand Firm.”

Despite the ruling, Tameka isn’t backing down without a fight. Sources close to her say she does not believe the decision was fair and recently learned the law firm of Usher’s lawyer held a fundraiser a few years back for the judge overseeing the case. Tameka feels the connection is too coincidental and is in the process of interviewing lawyers to file for an appeal. This could get even uglier. Let’s hope both parties remain civil for the sake of their children.