Usher wins custody of kids over grieving ex

Usher has won his custody battle against ex-wife Tameka Foster — but is is fair to rip the kids away from their mom when she is still grieving over the death of her other son?


Just weeks after the death of her son Kile, Tameka Foster has lost custody of her two youngest sons to their father, R&B singer Usher.

Foster and Usher have been locked in litigation over money and the fate of the two little boys, four-year-old Usher Raymond V and three-year-old Naviyd. While the pair, who split in 2009, had a co-parenting agreement in place, a Georgia judge has ruled that Usher will provide a more stable home for the kids.

“We believe the evidence is that Ms Raymond is incapable of being a proper parent to these children,” Usher‘s lawyer said at an earlier hearing.

“That she does not have the emotional stability or capacity to bond with them, and therefore she is handicapped.”

Foster testified that she begged her ex not to take her sons away. “I was like, ‘It’s ridiculous, are you mad at me? I don’t know why. You know your kids are fine. They’re happy. They’re productive.’ … Maybe I don’t do everything perfectly, but I do the best I can,” she said.

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Usher’s win comes despite his busy pop star schedule. “I try to do all of my work when I don’t have the children, but there may be times when there’s an obligation of something that comes up,” he said in court.

Foster’s son Kile was killed in a Jet Ski accident in early July. It is unclear what kind of visitation Usher will allow her to have with their two boys.

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