Tameka Foster Accuses Usher Of “Bogus” Sympathy Over Stepson’s Death; Usher’s Request To Postpone Custody Trial Denied
It’s only been a little over a week since Kile Glover was laid to rest, but his tragic death is already being dragged into his mother Tameka Foster‘s custody battle with her estranged husband, R&B superstar Usher Raymond. Usher and Tameka have been engaged in a bitter fight over their two sons together, 4-year-old Usher Raymond V and 3-year-old Naviyd Ely Raymond, for quite some time. In the wake of Kile’s passing, Usher had requested a postponement of the next court hearing in the case, which is scheduled for August 13. In court papers, the “Lemme See” singer claims that moving forward with the original court date would cause “unnecessary stress and strain” on himself, Tameka, and their children. He also fears that having the hearing so soon after Kile’s death would give Tameka the advantage since “the court would not want to rule against a woman who is still grieving the death of her son.”
In response, Tameka’s legal team filed papers with the court blasting Usher and calling his sympathy over Kile “bogus”. According to TMZ:
“…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.’”
On Friday, the judge in the case sided with Tameka by denying Usher’s request for a postponement. The August 13 hearing will take place as originally scheduled. Reportedly, the custody trial is expected to last for only a few more days.
I was really hoping that Kile’s death would put things into perspective for these two, but unfortunately, I was sadly mistaken.