With the media whirlwind surrounding the Tameka vs. Usher Raymond emergency custody hearing, and the judge’s ruling in Usher’s favor, it was a given that at some point we were going to hear more from Ms. Raymond.
Tameka Raymond appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America today (Augusst 14th), in an exclusive interview opposite Chief Legal Affairs anchor, Dan Abrams. The two discussed the pool incident involving her son, Usher Raymond V, her relationship with Usher, and more.
On how she felt when she got the call:
It was like I relived it [the call she received regarding her son Kile's jet ski accident]. My brain just went into all those modes thinking, and I even said on the phone,’I've had this call before’.
On whether or not she blames Usher for the incident:
I didn’t blame him for it, I was just mad that it happened on his watch. Because while accidents happen, never have my children been injured on my watch.
On what she is looking for in regards to custody:
I’d like to have my first right of refusal, which means when he is not present, the kids come home to their mom. They don’t stay home with the nanny and watch whatever show he’s [Usher] on, they come home to their mother.
Also of note, Abrams mentions that prior to the hearing, Tameka underwent a psychological examination and was diagnosed as having a “immoderately severe mental disorder”. Not sure how this assessment will play out for Tameka. Press play up to watch the interview in its entirety.