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 “Usher 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 “They think that [our marriage] was forced. I’ve heard a lot of comments like, “Oh, she trapped him” he told the publication. “He got a baby by her, and then she’s married and she’s set for life. No. She wasn’t pregnant when I asked her to marry me.
“There’s 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. I’m accountable for what happens to my life now.”
Months in February 2009, drama unfolded. Tameka Foster was in Brazil having plastic surgery when Usher set to attend the Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy bash. Medical problems erupted in Brazil. Usher told news at the time that he was dealing with a “serious injury in the family” and heading to Brazil.
Davis announced that Usher Raymond would not be attendance and had to cancel due to a “serious injury in the family”. 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 “The Brazilian news website G1 reported that Foster was rushed to the Sirio-Libanes Hospital’s 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 “faithful wife and loving mother” 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).