LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – A tape between Usher and ex wife Tameka Foster Raymond has surfaced; Usher has yet to comment but Tameka Foster Raymond tells news she would not “sanction” the tape “being out”. The tape is reportedly real, claims TMZ.
This is the latest in troubles between Usher and Tameka Foster Raymond. In fall 2008, the couple made news with allegations of a pending divorce. At the same time that Usher’s marriage was slowing falling apart, he was also meeting with Scooter Braun and moving sign Justin Bieber. In May 2008, Benny Medina, Usher’s then rep, told news that âUsher and Tameka are currently traveling in Europe together as a family on his promotional tour.” Usher fumed about allegations over his marriage.
In July 2008, he posed for pictures with his first son, baby Usher V, for Essence Magazine. He told the publication âThey think that [our marriage] was forced. Iâve heard a lot of comments like, âOh, she trapped him” he told the publication. “He got a baby by her, and then sheâs married and sheâs set for life. No. She wasnât pregnant when I asked her to marry me.
“Thereâs some sort of huge conspiracy over this, the fact that I made these choices in my life” he added. “No I grew older. As a man, I have to take responsibility and take a hold of my life. Iâm accountable for what happens to my life now.â
Months in February 2009, drama unfolded. Tameka Foster was in Brazil having plastic surgery when Usher set to attend the Clive Davisâ pre-Grammy bash. Medical problems erupted in Brazil. Usher told news at the time that he was dealing with a âserious injury in the familyâ and heading to Brazil.
Davis announced that Usher Raymond would not be attendance and had to cancel due to a âserious injury in the familyâ. By weekend, Usher’s reps issued the following statement to news;
“Tameka Foster is in stable condition after suffering complications from routine surgery in Brazil. Her husband, Usher, is with her at the hospital. No further details will be released, and the family requests privacy at this difficult time.”
Later Yahoo News reported that âThe Brazilian news website G1 reported that Foster was rushed to the Sirio-Libanes Hospitalâs intensive care unit last Friday after a medical emergency during a liposuction operation. She had suffered cardiac and respiratory arrest as she was being anesthetized for the cosmetic surgery, it said. Foster had reportedly been put into an induced coma for 24 hours and was now recovering.”
By June 2009, In Touch exclusively broke the couple were set to divorce. That same month, Foster said that she was a âfaithful wife and loving motherâ and would comment further. Foster hired divorce attorney Randy Kessler whose previous clients have included T.I., Evander Holyfield, and Mack 10 (in the T-Boz divorce).
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