Tameka Raymond Says Son’s Drowning Accident Was Like Reliving Kile’s Death

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August 14, 2013 ‐ By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Source: ABC

For the first time since her son’s traumatic drowning accident,which occurred last week, Tameka Raymond is opening up about her ongoing child custody battle involving her famous ex-husband, Usher Raymond. During a recent interview with ABC’s Good Morning America, Tameka shared why she filed for emergency custody following the incident, why she doesn’t blame Usher for the accident and how it forced to relive her late son Kile’s death. Check out her interview highlights below.

On being angered by 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 being forced to relive her late son Kile’s death:

“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.”

“It was like I relived it [Kile's death]. My brain just went into all of those modes. I even said on the phone ‘I’ve had this call before.’”

On if she blames Usher:

“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 for emergency custody:

“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.”

“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 testing positively for 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.”

On being negatively portrayed in 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.”

 Turn the page to watch Tameka’s interview. Thoughts? 

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  • Anonymous

    I don’t understand all of the hatred towards her. Usher chose to marry her, no one forced him into the marriage. Was she after his money?…probably. Is she an opportunist?…probably. I know that if any other woman was given the chance to marry an ultra rich celebrity, they’d probably do the same thing. Usher did an excellent job of painting her as the villain after their marriage ended. I’m pretty sure he wasn’t all sunshine and roses in that marriage either. When marriages end, accept your role in the demise and move on. Not once has he accepted any responsibility.

    • DIVADCR

      Its not hate, hates a very strong word, and I hate no one. However dislike is more like it and like I stated when I first entered this conversation she was still married when Usher decided to push up on her., both were wrong in that and karma reared its ugly head as a result but, I have no respect for greedy people, puts a sour taste in my mouth and that’s okay to as we as a whole are entitled to our feelings imagine how boring the world would be if we all thought alike!

  • lashon123

    when you have money..honey..smh mmh mmh mmh

  • Growth

    This is why I don’t support her. Why are you on tv and not with your baby! She may not have custody, but she could still be with her child. And did she have an emergency custody hearing with her other ex-husband when her other little boy died?

    • Anonymous

      The boy was released from the hospital. She has limited custody so her ability to see her child and/or be with them is just that…limited.

      • Growth

        He just left the hospital. I’m sure Usher wouldn’t have a problem with her spending time with him right now… I didn’t say go on a vacation or trip. Just being in his presence.

    • DIVADCR

      Not at all, he was still an up and coming clothier when she was married to him, and when they divorced I don’t think she expected Ryan Glover to blow up the way he did in fact she flew to where he and his new fiancée’ were on vacation in the islands celebrating his birthday and stalked him, at one point she actually walked up to them with a birthday cake stating imagine this us on the same vacation! when she followed them there in an attempt to get him and his money back after leaving him for Usher! She’s a greedy opportunist., who was watching the children then?

  • am

    Marry a rich man give him full custody because you will get child support anyway.

  • IAJS

    But nobody is mentioning that Usher was already in court before this sad accident trying to stop the $8000 child support payment that he is paying her even though HE has custody of the kids.

  • IAJS

    But nobody is mentioning that Usher was already in court before this sad accident trying to stop the $8000 child support payment that he is paying her even though HE has custody of the kids.

  • JayKeez

    I see why he married her she is very charming and convincing. Pretty too especialy from this Interview. I think if usher is not performing the kids should be with her.

  • clwa0303

    Does anyone know why she doesnt have custody of her kids?

    • IAJS

      Nobody knows the exact reason.

    • IAJS

      But I am willing to bet that if they won’t give her first rights, it is probably because she aint spit, but this is just an opinion based off random public stunts that she has pulled along with the the judgement.

    • IAJS

      But I am willing to bet that if they won’t give her first rights, it is probably because she aint spit, but this is just an opinion based off random public stunts that she has pulled along with the the judgement.

    • Mztisa

      Not sure but I know that she doesn’t have custody of any of her kids….must be something about her that judges dont like.

      • clwa0303

        WHAT! None of her kids?? So there is a bigger, valid reason why she doesnt have her children. So I guess that must kill the idea of people saying Usher being rich and able to afford to hire super lawyers to paint a bad picture of her goes right out the window then, since they only share 2 kids

      • kaf

        that is not true, she has joint custody from her previous marriage, (where did that lie come from) Do you homework and really search for your facts. She has FULL joint custody with her first marriage to ryan glover.

        • DIVADCR

          I researched it and you are not correct, on august 24,2012 judge Bensonetta Tipton Lane issued the ruling that Tameka will no longer have full custody of Usher V and Naviyd., and that her ex-husband Usher Raymond would become the Primary parent she also lost this frivolous court case as well! What should have been foremost on her lying, devious, mind was the welfare of her child, and not her own nefarious agenda. She needs to calm down and get it together, when I researched Usher and Tameka with children, when the collages popped up all were of Usher with the children and a couple of the nanny with them, only ones I saw of Tameka were when she was alone with Usher., I’m sure she loves her children, then show it more then showing less concern for the house or your credit card!

        • DIVADCR

          I researched it and you are not correct, on august 24,2012 judge Bensonetta Tipton Lane issued the ruling that Tameka will no longer have full custody of Usher V and Naviyd., and that her ex-husband Usher Raymond would become the Primary parent she also lost this frivolous court case as well! What should have been foremost on her lying, devious, mind was the welfare of her child, and not her own nefarious agenda. She needs to calm down and get it together, when I researched Usher and Tameka with children, when the collages popped up all were of Usher with the children and a couple of the nanny with them, only ones I saw of Tameka were when she was alone with Usher., I’m sure she loves her children, then show it more then showing less concern for the house or your credit card!

    • DIVADCR

      For whatever reason it appears that portion must be sealed otherwise we’d all know by now but what is certain is custody battles are not won by the size of the wallet nor pocketbook, its the one case based solely on the merits of the case, and witnesses testimonies, as well as evidence supplied. Generally a judge is loath to give a child to the father and leans more to releasing children to their mothers so something in that file stopped her from receiving them., however one need only look at the pictures of that young man with his children from the time of their births to now to see he definitely was is not an absentee father., I have three personal favorites, him in the kitchen and Raymond V with the chefs hat on, him pushing both kids in the stroller at the park, and him And Raymond V when he was a toddler doing a photo shoot spread of his clothing line for GQ magazine some time ago too sweet! he does everything and anything with his sons, and I tried to find pictures of her with them truly I did! She also fails to tell the courts that when he travels so do they at times., their aunt is no stranger to them and that’s who was watching them at the time.,

      • clwa0303

        Thanks! I agree, he adores those kids:)

  • Laine

    I can’t with this woman First the filing for emergency custody, and now she’s in the news? Why isn’t she spending time with her children, working on her career and paying her bills? Ugh!

    • DIVADCR

      Because once an individual gets the entitlement bug they feel the world owes them and anything they can use to grab for themselves they do! for example, when her son Kile Glover passed she asked instead of people sending flowers that they make a donation in his memory to the bank of America!

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