As you all know by now R&B singer Usher’s son Usher V aka “Cinco” almost drowned while playing in the pool at Usher’s Atlanta residence last week. By the grace of God he came out of the whole ordeal unscathed *shouts*. Well after the accident Tameka Raymond, who is the mother of Usher’s two children and his ex-wife, filed for an emergency hearing to try and regain custody of her children. Welp! The judge was not having it, and ruled that the children were fine with Usher. So of course you know that Tameka wants you to hear her side of the story so she dropped by Good Morning America to do just that.
Check Out A Few Highlights:
On her reaction to the incident
I was mad because I was like ‘How did this even happen? Who was watching him? Why was my son under water for nearly 3 minutes?’
On where she was when she receive the call
I was at a dental appointment. He doesn’t call me regularly, so when I saw his number come up. I immediately jumped up because I figured he has the boys. I need to get this.
On having to relive the moment when her so Kyle died
It was like I relived it. My brain just went into all of those modes. I even said on the phone ‘I’ve had this call before.’
On whether she thinks Usher is at fault
I didn’t blame Usher for it. I was just angry that it happened on his watch, because while accidents happen, never have my children been injured on my watch.
On filing the emergency hearing
When the incident happened, my attorney filed a emergency motion, so that when my son was released from the hospital, he wasn’t going to have to go back to the house where the incident happened. Because based on our custody schedule, just like now my son was released into his fathers care again, I deemed that an emergency.
On what she’d like to see happen
I would like to have my first right of refusal, which means that when he is not present , the kids come home to their mom, they don’t stay home with the nanny and watch whatever show he is on. They come home to their mom. I had to see on Instagram that my 4-year-old lost his first tooth, that’s my baby. Things that are precious moments and milestones, I’m just missing them.
On her having to take a psychological test and having a ‘moderately severe mental disorder’
Yes. I’m going to be retested. You would think that from hearing that, it sounds like ‘Wow, she must be cutting the kids or beating them excessively or on crack or selling crack.’ […]
On how she’s being portrayed within the media
I’m just bad, hell on wheels. One thing I will say is, I’m an individual. I don’t have a publicist, I don’t have a manager. I don’t have an agent. I just have regular, working-class friends and family. We don’t know how to fight the machine. […] It’s hurtful sometimes because it’s so far from the truth. You’re talking about a woman that has her own career and to be reduced to some babymama, that’s bitter and that’s a gold digger, its hurtful.
On whether she thinks Usher hates her
Nope. Absolutely not. He is the father of my children and I love my kids more than life itself.
I really wish Usher and Tameka would just grow up and just co-parent these children. All this back and forth in court and interviews is all too much! In the long run the children are going to suffer the most. People really need to be careful who they choose to have children with because your stuck with that person at least until your children turn 18, and sometimes longer than that. I am thankful that little “Cinco” did not die, because that would have been way too much for Tameka having just lost a child last year on Lake Lanier in Georgia. No parent wants to bury their child. I hope that these two can find a way to make this thing work.
Check Out Interview: HERE
What are your thoughts?