(madamenoire.com) Before Kile Glover was declared brain dead in a jet ski accident on July 6th, Tameka and Usher were embroiled in a bitter custody battle over their two children Naviyd Ely and Usher V. After the accident, Kile was placed on life support and tensions between Usher and Tameka seemed to cool down. In fact, it seemed Usher had changed his tune and wanted to settle. Now, less than seven days after Kile was laid to rest, his mother and stepfather are at each other’s throats again with Tameka saying Usher was only feigning sympathy for Kile .
Usher didn’t care about his ex-wife’s dead son … blew off his funeral … and is only pretending to be affected by the tragedy to court sympathy from the media and his fans … this according to the singer’s ex-wife.
Tameka Raymond’s lawyer has filed new documents in the couple’s bitter child custody war … slamming Usher … who asked the court to delay the next hearing in light of the death of Tameka’s son, Kile, who was killed in a jet ski accident.
In his request, Usher claims he’s worried the hearing would cause “unnecessary stress and strain” for both himself, Tameka and their two minor children “in the immediate wake of this tragedy.”
Apparently, Usher believes that going forward with the custody hearing so soon will give Tameka an unfair advantage because the judge will likely have sympathy for her because she’s grieving her dead son.
But Tameka claims Usher is full of crap … and in docs of her own, insists U’s claims of suffering “stress and strain” are “BOGUS.”
In fact, she claims Usher didn’t care about her son at all in his final days — even though Usher regarded him as a son back when they were married.
“[Usher] visited Kile in the hospital only once” during his 15 days on life support … Tameka claims.
She also claims she had begged Usher to tweet a message about her son, “Please pray for Kile” … but he refused. Instead, Tameka claims, Usher’s next tweet was a photo of his own breakfast with the caption, “Breakfast of Champions.”
In her docs, Tameka claims Usher’s attempt to postpone the hearing is “simply a transparent sham” … and asks the judge to DENY Usher’s request and require him to appear at the next scheduled hearing, set for August 13.
She also claims resolving the custody battle is the only way for her to heal and move forward with her life.
This custody battle is a mess and therefore it’s pretty difficult to take sides. Usher certainly could have sent out a tweet for Kile, but Tameka should also understand that, tweet or no tweet, no one would have even known about Kile’s accident if not for Usher’s celebrity status. As far as the court case, Usher’s claim that Tameka will have an unfair advantage seems like a legitimate concern. She’s got to be aware of her advantage too, so maybe that’s why she wants to move forward?
When Kile passed away, many thought that sobering event would soften Usher and Tameka’s stance toward each other, but it looks like nothing will bring the peace. You would think these two weren’t happy together at one time.
What do you think? Was Usher’s only pretending to care about Kile? Should they go ahead with their custody hearing in several days?