Tameka Raymond Gets Diagnosed with a Mental Disorder, Explains Custody Drama

Photo Credit: GMA/ABC
Photo Credit: GMA/ABC

By: Amanda Anderson-Niles

Tameka Raymond mental disorder revealed? Tameka Raymond and her famous ex-husband Usher Raymond are still battling it out in court over the custody of their two sons. Usher as of now has primary custody of the two boys, but after their son Usher V was involved in a scary swimming pool accident recently, Tameka filed for an emergency custody hearing and requested primary custody. In the end, Tameka’s request was turned down by the judge and Usher retained primary custody. However, Tameka claims the fight isn’t over and both are expected to appear back in court later this month for a retrial Tameka has been working on since the judge from the original custody case was investigated for being unethical and eventually stepped down.

Tameka caught lots of flak for filing for primary custody just moments after Usher V’s accident was confirmed to the press, and many are questioning her motives. However, in a recent interview with “Good Morning America,” Tameka opens up and tells her side to the story.

When asked what she wants from Usher, Tameka says:

“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 a nanny and watch whatever show he’s on. They come home to their mother.

“I had to see on Instagram that my four-year-old lost his first tooth. That’s my baby. Things that are precious moments, milestone moments, I’m just missing them.”


It was also revealed in the interview that Tameka took a mental evaluation and the results claimed she suffers from a moderately severe mental disorder. Tameka says she plans to get retested:

“I’m going to be retested. You would think from hearing that, that sounds like, ‘Wow she must be cutting the kids or beating them excessively, on crack or selling crack.'”


Tameka also spoke on the bad image she has in the media and admits at times it can be hurtful:

“One thing I will say, 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 some regular working class friends and family members. We don’t know how to fight the machine.

“It is hurtful sometimes because it’s so far from the truth. You’re talking about a woman that had her own career and to be reduced to some baby mama that’s bitter and that’s a gold digger is hurtful.”


Despite all the drama and the ongoing battle for custody of their sons, Tameka says she does not hate Usher:

“Absolutely not. He is the father of my children and I love my kids more than life itself. “


Check out the interview below:


    1. It would be great if her idiotic attorney told her that though. But I guess she’ll go along with it while she collects those checks.

  1. What she’s asking for sounds fair to me. Maybe she won’t get primary custody, but why can’t the kids be in her care while Usher’s away versus a nanny? I just don’t get that.

    1. I agree. I just wish Usher would at least find common ground with her.All this drama is just so unnecessary to me.

    2. I agree when he is gone the kids should be with their mother. I don’t think going on GMA is a good look though. If both Tameka and Usher give in a little they could reach a compromise.

  2. The only people that will be hurt by this in the end is the kids. I hope both Tameka and Usher realize that one day.

  3. These interviews won’t help her in court. So what does she want, the attention? Sit down and get ready for that case you’re getting ready to lose woman.

  4. She needs to stop caring about what people think of her so much. When she does, life will become a lot better for her. And there’s not much she can do to change people’s opinions. They love Usher and will think whatever he wants them to about her. That’s life, move on and be happy anyway.

  5. A mental disorder can be anything from depression to Schizophrenia. It’s not a death sentence or a reason to be denied involvement in her kids’ life.

    1. I agree. As a mother, I can’t imagine being separated from a child. And then to be called all sorts of names and to be characterized as evil just because you want your babies at home with you. That would weigh on any mother’s mental health. My heart goes out to her.

  6. It’s a shame that she allowed herself to be exploited by ABC television so that they can have people watch their struggling network. They don’t care about what happens between Usher and Tameka, they just want folks to click on the network. I wish they would keep their personal lives, especially her, off Twitter, the networks and all of the other media outlets and place it where it belongs, between them.

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