By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Usher pays child support despite being awarded primary custody? Tameka Raymond and Usher are currently in the middle of a heated custody battle and things have intensified now that their son Usher V had a life threatening accident in a swimming pool. Although the boy’s life was saved, Tameka filed paperwork to the court and requested an emergency custody hearing because she says the incident is proof Usher has incompetent people watching the kids. She is seeking primary custody of their two sons, and she received quite a bit of backlash for reportedly filing the paperwork just hours after their son almost lost his life. Tameka’s lawyer recently spoke to CNN and says there’s more to the story than what’s being reported and contrary to the belief of many, this isn’t about money. Tameka’s attorney Angela Kinley says:
“Her concern is more about how he prefers to leave them with third-party caregivers, over her. She wants to be able to take care of the kids while he’s gone.
“It’s not about the money. Tameka still gets child support payments. She wants the kids to be with her, or with Usher. This pool incident, she says, brought the whole incident to a head, and was the impetus to file the emergency motion which will be heard Friday.”
As we reported recently, Tameka also claims in the paperwork filed that the singer is away “85% of each month” and she claims the singer told her he would rather the nanny raise their children than let her have extra time with the kids while he’s away.
Tameka also claims Usher does not include her on important decisions such as which schools the kids attend and summer activities. She says he didn’t even give her the number to the new house he moved to in June and says all of this was done out of spite.