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Tameka Raymond's Lawyer Says She's ONLY Fighting For Her Children's Safety, Says Usher LIED In Custody Petition!

After news broke this morning that Tameka Raymond filed a petition against her ex-husband Usher for custody and more child support, there's more to the story.

 

Tameka's lawyer issued a statement to TheYBF.com inside...

Lisa West, legal counsel for Tameka Raymond, tells TheYBF.com that Tameka's filing was not a ploy for custody and more money, it was simply a response to USHER'S own initial request for (more) custody from this past January.

West defends Tameka's decision to protect her children from being shuffled around the world on a constant basis.  She speaks on Tameka fighting for her children's stability saying, "Ms. Raymond desires nothing more than for Mr. Raymond to have a relationship and spend quality time with their two children as consistently as possible. She, however, has never been willing to sacrifice their children's safety and welfare in her efforts to forge such a relationship and has vigorously fought to ensure the children are reared in a stable home environment."

West goes on to say the recent news of Tameka's filing was part of Usher's retaliation efforts. All because Tameka demanded to see her children--which Usher prevented her from doing--during the Holidays last year and other times.

The statement to TheYBF.com continues:

Unfortunately, Ms. Raymond's efforts have caused her to be subjected to repeated instances of retaliation by Mr. Raymond, most especially when she has expressed concerns over his lifestyle and its effects upon their children. Although Mr. Raymond's actions of refusing to abide by the child support provisions and financial terms of the divorce decree are instances of his retaliation against Ms. Raymond, the most evident instance was the custody petition he filed in January 2011 after she refused to allow their 2- and 3-year-old children to accompany him on his tour to Germany and other parts of the world.

And before you're quick to believe everything Mr. Raymond says, Tameka's counsel says most of his petition was made up of lies in order to gain custody of the kids himself:

Although media reports have failed to mention the fabricated claims in Mr. Raymond's petition to which Ms. Raymond was responding, those who actually know them both know the truth. While Mr. Raymond has chosen to fight this battle in the public, Ms. Raymond's interests lie in fighting only for the best interests of her children.

Details developing....

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yep, Tameka you have a fight

yep, Tameka you have a fight on your hands. It seems all these multi-millionare hollyweird men care about is themselves. If he was smart, he would bring Tameka with him on tour. He knows she is a great mother. Thats' why he married her. Holly Barry ex said the same thing. He didn't want his child travling around the world with holly. Children need stablity. Living in hotels or somebodies else's house isn't stable. Stop fighting.
Anonymous's picture

Like Tameka the FOSTER..This

Like Tameka the FOSTER..This Grace chic is bad news as well. Old Chics wise in slickery & illusions have their own motives. THE 1 IS most likely a young lady with ambition and an old soul....Find her Usher!!! And leave these possessive. Old witches b. LEARN FROM UR MISTAKES.
Julie's picture

TAMEKA Foster u never fail 2

TAMEKA Foster u never fail 2 confirm my theory that u r a WITCH. MANipulation= witchcraft. PLUS THE UNDENIABLE resemblance of ur facial features mixed with orangutan sprinkles. Do u think 4 one second cuz ur insecure ugly gutter ass call BLACK Women miserable and bitter we can't hear u grasping 4 straws? Monkey face! I'm a young happily married black women that have dealt with many monkeys of your caliber.Kay? BOTTOM LINE.....If u were the one no media, fan or side piece could have swayed him. 2. If in his eyes u were a Classy woman and mother with a good heart and intentions...Even in leaving your ass you would be treated of that caliber. SINCE he doesn't seem 2 treat u accordingly, I choose 2 hear his actions Since he knows u better than me.
Julie's picture

TAMEKA Foster u never fail 2

TAMEKA Foster u never fail 2 confirm my theory that u r a WITCH. MANipulation= witchcraft. PLUS THE UNDENIABLE resemblance of ur facial features mixed with orangutan sprinkles. Do u think 4 one second cuz ur insecure ugly gutter ass call BLACK Women miserable and bitter we can't hear u grasping 4 straws? Monkey face! I'm a young happily married black women that have dealt with many monkeys of your caliber.Kay? BOTTOM LINE.....If u were the one no media, fan or side piece could have swayed him. 2. If in his eyes u were a Classy woman and mother with a good heart and intentions...Even in leaving your ass you would be treated of that caliber. SINCE he doesn't seem 2 treat u accordingly, I choose 2 hear his actions Since he knows u better than me.
Julie's picture

TAMEKA Foster u never fail 2

TAMEKA Foster u never fail 2 confirm my theory that u r a WITCH. MANipulation= witchcraft. PLUS THE UNDENIABLE resemblance of ur facial features mixed with orangutan sprinkles. Do u think 4 one second cuz ur insecure ugly gutter ass call BLACK Women miserable and bitter we can't hear u grasping 4 straws? Monkey face! I'm a young happily married black women that have dealt with many monkeys of your caliber.Kay? BOTTOM LINE.....If u were the one no media, fan or side piece could have swayed him. 2. If in his eyes u were a Classy woman and mother with a good heart and intentions...Even in leaving your ass you would be treated of that caliber. SINCE he doesn't seem 2 treat u accordingly, I choose 2 hear his actions Since he knows u better than me.
Julie's picture

Usher needs to stop acting a

Usher needs to stop acting a fool, and allow Tameka to be the great mother, she obviously is.
anonymous's picture

Dwyane wade got away with it

Dwyane wade got away with it so now its usher who will spend big money on lawyers. I hope he had to pay for her lawyers too.. tameka don't let him take your find fight nail and tooth..you know you ate a great mom:. s
Anonymous's picture

Dwyane wade got away with it

Dwyane wade got away with it so now its usher who will spend big money on lawyers. I hope he had to pay for her lawyers too.. tameka don't let him take your find fight nail and tooth..you know you ate a great mom:. s
Anonymous's picture

Dwyane wade got away with it

Dwyane wade got away with it so now its usher who will spend big money on lawyers. I hope he had to pay for her lawyers too.. tameka don't let him take your find fight nail and tooth..you know you ate a great mom:. s
Anonymous's picture

Dwyane wade got away with it

Dwyane wade got away with it so now its usher who will spend big money on lawyers. I hope he had to pay for her lawyers too.. tameka don't let him take your find fight nail and tooth..you know you ate a great mom:. s
Anonymous's picture

I notice that most people on

I notice that most people on this blog that are taking up for Tameka are writing long paragraphs like it's personal. The fact that she released this information to YBF I wouldn't doubt she was waiting for the comments to come in. Tameka and her team are making comments on this blog. Who would write these 3 paragraph comments taking up for Tameka knowing she didn't give a darn about her other kids when she was globetrotting. This man wants to be with his kids and make money to give Tameka while being with his kids. Come on Tameka instead of sitting on this blog go take care of your miltickets I mean kids!!!
Anonymous's picture

I hate to say it but, this

I hate to say it but, this was clear from the start. Usher, listen to your momma the next time. I only hope that these two people will overlook their personal agendas and truly focus on what is in the best interest of these innocent children and not subject them to a media circus.
LIFE's picture

WTF! listen to your momma.

WTF! listen to your momma. BP! Is this the same momma that sent Usher to live with Piddy bi-sexual a** when Usher was a teen. Or how about when she sent Usher to live with Soooo Gay x-factor LA Reid. Usher momma pimped him harder than the Kardashians momma. His momma was just mad because Usher made a move (married Tameka) a WOMEN without her consent.
Anonymous's picture

I saw Ushers mama on his VH1

I saw Ushers mama on his VH1 Behind the Music, she was a nasty troll. Her attitude was stank and she said things like she let her son live in New York at 13 with Diddy, thats not responsible to me. If Usher file for the kids, he started this drama not her. Im usually team Usher but wrong is wrong seriously. He is all over the world singing and partying, why would he want kids doing that. Hes still in love with her, Ive seen this movie before.
Janet's picture

Janet I'm usually team usher

Janet I'm usually team usher top but he's knows she is the villian In the media.....usher should have to pay for committing adultry..
Anonymous's picture

This is all too sill...

This is all too sill... Women!!! Black women!!! You should go see Dark Girls. There is so much self-hatred on these blogs. I call it self-hatred because you women hear about a real-struggle and treat it like it is a reality show, which hardly represents real life. How can you celebrate family turmoil. She wasn't a jumpoff. She was his wife. My sense is that YOU women sit up all day, ranting about her family dynamics without even knowing the deal because you have too have been mistreated and abandoned by the men from whom you should have received love. Like your fathers, brothers and significant others. This self-loathing behavior you display here is only a manifestation of your internal grief and self-worthlessness. I get it... Because if you were whole, and not riddled with bitterness and pain yourself, you would never celebrate a woman's loss of love, much less the battle over her kids. She carried those babies and nourished them with her blood. She protected them in her womb and pushed them out of her body. When those babies were cut from her lifeline, the doctor put the warm, moist bodies on her chest, not his!!!!!! She cared for them, while he was out cheating and struggling with his decision to marry her. I heard that he was trying to get her to abort the second child because he was feeling pressure from the external forces and public opinion. How you gonna want to kill your child and then want to take him from the person who ensured they were carried with love, even though he was distant. Then, he left her for dead! Literally and figuratively and started fucking with the "light-skinned" mistress who you silly bitches seem to be extremely soft on. Your self-misery will not allow you to call things like they are because Grace couldn't possibly be a gold-digger... Fair-skinned women are simply entitled to handsome, successful men, while us brown-skinned women have the nerve for even thinking that we might be worthy!!!! Give me a freakin' break!!!! Please ladies.. I want you to look in the mirror and tell yourself that you are worthy of a superstar because that is what you deserve. It doesn't matter if you are hella fat. It doesn't matter if they called you "tar baby" when you were a kid. It doesn't matter if he touched your private parts when your mother wasn't watching. It doesn't matter if he left you when you were pregnant and you were so stressed out that you miscarried and he never comforted you through your pain and on top of that he gave you a disease that prevents you from ever having children. It doesn't matter that he beat your ass for questioning his "late night" conversations with your best friend knowing that he had been fucking her for months. It doesn't matter that when you were a young mother, you went to jail for welfare fraud because you just had to make them ends meet. None of that matters... you are still worthy of a wonderful man that is going to love you with your baggage and flaws, but you will never get him and if you do manage to get him, you will not keep him if you do not feel that you are worthy. Regardless of what you think about that woman, he loved her and created children with her in the same type of love that you are worthy of. She did not just pop up pregnant. They planned at least the first one.. I don't know about the other little poo poo. He married her. Y'all keep saying that she knew who she was marrying.. Well so did he! She does not deserve to have her children removed from her household. He decided to leave her because the world did not love her as much as he once did. How weak is that... How would you feel? How would you feel if you were asked by a man to have his child all for him leave you with all them kids? She didn't come out a winner here. Let's be clear, if you were in her shoes, and your ex-husband was trying to take your children because he felt like he could... your BLACK ASS would be livid. Black women always want to rear their own children whether they like/enjoy being parents or not. We love our kids and our instinct is to protect them, not have them grow up in another household. Unless she is a dope fiend, a mother is always the best custodial parent, which is why he will have to prove extreme harm on the children to take them from her. This is not about the kids, it is about CONTROL and a jealous mistress who wants to take Tameka's beautiful kids because she is probably too old to have her own. Oh wait... she does have kids of her own (from him that is because she does have kids of her own but her ass is NEVER EVER with them) Usher is a cold-blooded man. Don't be fooled. Thanks for reading this long post. I just had to state some very obvious facts to set this record straight.
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BITCH, move with your life he

BITCH, move with your life he did not love you any more, yah grace is old but that who he love now, stop using the poor kids , he does not want your ugly ash anymore move on get a life bitch.
Anonymous's picture

Dirty foreign black women,

Dirty foreign black women, who would kill a blk american women who married a bum from their tribe, THINK THAT ALL MILLIONAIRE BLK AMERICAN MEN, BELONG TO THEM. THEY PRAISE SKANKS LIKE EUDOKIE DODO FOR BEING WITH LUDA BUT WHEN BLK AMERICAN WOMEN AND MEN GET TOGETHER THE HATE FOR THE AMERICAN WOMAN BEGINS. SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE ABOUT THESE DAMN PATHETIC DIRTY BISHES. we need to run them out of our homes, out of our american blk mens' lives AND GIVE THEM A DOSE OF THEIR OWN MEDICINE.
anonymous's picture

well another scorned jobless

well another scorned jobless women with mutiple baby daddies..where r those other bastards..probably looking for something to eat with ur trashy ass...next...
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OMG this is so well

OMG this is so well said...thank you for all of this and I second everything that you stated!!!
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Regardless of how she and

Regardless of how she and Usher got into the relationship, it has no bearing on both of them working together for the best interest of the children. THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILD IS ALWAYS TO BE WITH THE NATURAL MOTHER, NOT A DAMN PAID 3rd world uneducated babysitter. If Usher is a wise man he will do everything to keep the mother of his children happy. Sad mothers produce sad disturbed children.
Anonymous's picture

The Best Interest Of The

The Best Interest Of The Child Is Not with some Gold digging celebrity wanna be whom by whatever methods secured herself a nice payday for 18 years x 2.The best interest of the children would be with the parent who thinks of them not as leverage or more twitter time. Apparently between tweeting stupid comments about gay men or trying to leech a larger payday from Usher she actually has time to play parent instead of being one!
Anonymous's picture

So you believe that all rich

So you believe that all rich blk american men should raise their children with 3rd world whores who hooked their way to america???
anonymous's picture

The Best Interest Of The

The Best Interest Of The Child Is Not with some Gold digging celebrity wanna be whom by whatever methods secured herself a nice payday for 18 years x 2.The best interest of the children would be with the parent who thinks of them not as leverage or more twitter time. Apparently between tweeting stupid comments about gay men or trying to leech a larger payday from Usher she actually has time to play parent instead of being one!
Anonymous's picture

I CAN'T STAND THIS GROUPIE

I CAN'T STAND THIS GROUPIE BITCH, YES, TAMEKA FOSTER WAS A GROUPIE! SHE FUCKED AROUND WITH NOONIE FROM NOON TYME, MARRIED RYAN GLOVER (TO WHOM SHE NEVER TOOK HIS LAST NAME- SHE WAS ALWAYS KNOWN TAMEKA FOSTER, THEN RAYMOND WHEN SHE MARRIED USH) AND THEN SHE MARRIED THE COVETED SUPER STAR USHER! SHE'S A BITTER BITCH THAT CAN'T ACCEPT THAT USHER DOESN'T WANT HER AND MOVED ON, SO NOW SHE'S WORKING TO MAKE HIS LIFE A LIVING HELL. THIS MEDIA WHORE LIVES HER LIFE IN PUBLIC...SHE ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A CELEBRITY! GO ON TWITTER AND THE INSECURE BITCH POST HER EVERY MOVE AND ALWAYS, ALWAYS POSTING PICS OF USHER'S KIDS BUT RARELY OF HER OLDEST SON AND KIDS WITH RYAN! I'M SICK OF HER RUNNING TO THE MEDIA AND HAVING HER ATTORNEY MAKE OFFICIAL STATEMENTS TO THE MEDIA. WHO IN THE FUCK DOES THIS! I'M SICK OF HER AND WISH SHE WOULD GO AWAY...SHE KNOWS THAT MAN LOVES HIS CHILDREN AND WOULDN'T DO ANYTHING TO HURT THEM! I FEEL SORRY FOR USHER! MS. JPAT KNEW WHAT SHE WAS TALKING ABOUT, JUST WISH HE WOULD HAVE LISTENED!
Anonymous's picture

What is Noontyme? Groupie

What is Noontyme? Groupie from Noontyme? I aint never heard of that group. I googled her her name was Tameka Foster Glover, aint that her first hubands name? You cant keep it when you remarry duhh. I follow her and I love her tweets, youre bitter did she take your man? Or are you a Ush fan that gone mad? I always see them talking to her. You are a little worked up and too mad at her, its so personal.
Janet's picture

YES...USHER SHOULD HAVE NEVER

YES...USHER SHOULD HAVE NEVER MARRIED THIS CHICK!!!NOW SHE IS HIS WORST NITEMARE...WISH HE COULD HAVE WORKED THINGS OUT WITH CHILLI....
Anonymous's picture

I get what everyone is saying

I get what everyone is saying about Tameka keeping Usher's last name for her children's sake but if that were true, why didn't she keep her first ex-husbands last name 'Glover' whom she had children with as well?
Anonymous's picture

I get what everyone is saying

I get what everyone is saying about Tameka keeping Usher's last name for her children's sake but if that were true, why didn't she keep her first ex-husbands last name 'Glover' whom she had children with as well?
Anonymous's picture

I get what everyone is saying

I get what everyone is saying about Tameka keeping Usher's last name for her children's sake but if that were true, why didn't she keep her first ex-husbands last name 'Glover' whom she had children with as well?
Anonymous's picture

Who in the hell wants to be

Who in the hell wants to be called Mrs. Glover?? Mrs Raymond is a nice name, and she probably has a LOT of business interest in that name.
Anonymous's picture

ms. raymond? uuhhhh you're no

ms. raymond? uuhhhh you're no married to him anymore give the man back his name....ohhh wait that's right if you do then no one will know who you are. across the board there is no reason why a divorced woman should still be walking around with her ex-hubands last name. thats just me
Anonymous's picture

Well when you have kids and

Well when you have kids and they are of shcool age, you want to keep the last names so they wont feel ackward or aks questions or thier friends don't ask questions......Thats if you have kids and you are considerate. I personally could care less for my ex husbands last name, would have preferred to take back my own. But kept it for my childrens sake!!!!
Anonymous's picture

What about her other 2 sons

What about her other 2 sons of school age, she didn't keep their fathers last name !!!! GTFOH
Anonymous's picture

Stupid ass, im sure her name

Stupid ass, im sure her name got changed when she got RE-MARRIED! Clearly, she had their fathers name at some point, but we didnt know her until she was a Raymond. Im on her side, I know Usher aint shit.
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I blame Usher, he knew he

I blame Usher, he knew he should not married that women and had kids with. He knew she was crazy and not wifey material. Now he's in a mess with this chick. His mom tried to tell him. Tameka is crazy, she is not worried about her children's well-being she is only trying to get back at Usher because he don't want her. Usher is only getting what he deserve because Tameka played him like a puppet on a string.
Truth's picture

Who Is wifey material for

Who Is wifey material for Usher? Beautiful American Christian lady Tameka Foster, OR your 3rd world mud hut living, black voodoo queen devil worshipping azz?
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Anonymous's picture

I personally cant stand

I personally cant stand Tameka, but she does have a point. However, she knew what she was getting into before she got married to one of the biggest stars of our times. Funny, how women always think they can change men. What made her think she could seriously make Usher a stay-at-home guy who wouldn't go on tour anymore for the sake of her and her kids? And there are alot of other stars who take their kids on tour and I dont think its bad for them, they get to see the world, what could be better? Its funny he said that Tameka chose to do this privately and Ush in public. I sincerely doubt this. Im sure Ush is tired of the negative publicity he gained through this marriage and everything that followed. How is fans hated on him and Tameka from the get-go. She is a gold-digger and always has been and always will be.
Tina's picture

it's true that if she was

it's true that if she was still married to him she would be traveling with the kids at some points but she would be able to care for them full time in that circumstance he cannot. Usher should just go hang out with beiber since that kid seems more important to him than his own
Anonymous's picture

There's three sides to a

There's three sides to a story. Tameka side,.Usher side & the truth. So many people is quick to past comments on Tameka, making Usher look like fuckn a angel.
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ok, so your wack ass stores

ok, so your wack ass stores not making enough money to maintain your "socialite" image so you need more money. you are a dumb ass! you want $5K per month for a nanny to take care of usher's kids and those other 2 right? no, the nanny only makes breakfast for ushers kids your others eat captain crunch..you need to stop! Usher will end up with full custody..watch
Anonymous's picture

Uhm if she was still married

Uhm if she was still married to Usher, I betcha the kids would have been in Germany and every other country. Also, military families tend to move around a lot, are those children in harms way and in unstable households/situations? #justwondering Your circumstance is not THAT different...
Anonymous's picture

no, she is a doting mother -

no, she is a doting mother - go to Germany with your family is totally different than being on tour with your superstar dad - at age 2 and 3! Two and 3 year olds need to be bathed, have a quiet atmosphere of love - security, warmth, education - how can a pop star manage the comforts of home while plane hoping and handling business? Tameka is not falling for it! I wouldn't either!
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If she was still married to

If she was still married to Usher, I betcha the kids would have been in Germany and every other country. Also, military families tend to move around a lot, are those children in harms way and in unstable households/situations? #justwondering Your circumstance is not THAT different...
Anonymous's picture

Doesn't she get money from

Doesn't she get money from the other baby daddy. Who was watching the kids when she was getting her tummy tucked, boob job and face transplant in South America and almost lost her life. Ohh then her face was planted on the cover of magazine's. I didn't understand that. If your playing mom then why was it important for you to make ppl think you was pretty. Who's money was used for that. Frankenstein was not made in a day......alllll-right
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