Tameka Foster Breaks Her Silence On Her Son Kile’s Death And Her Custody Battle With Usher
Tameka Foster has been pretty quiet following the recent death and funeral of her 11-year-old son Kile Glover. Until now. The 41-year-old ex-wife of Usher Raymond just wrote a personal statement on Global Grind expressing her thoughts during her time of mourning.
“To begin, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the countless number of people who opened their hearts, extended their prayers, well-wishes and remained hopeful for my son Kile during the last weeks of his life,” she said. “I truly believe that he has always been an Angel from birth and the World was just too small to contain a spirit so vast. I’m thankful and blessed to merely be the vessel that carried him and humbled that God gave him to us to love. I also feel humbled by everyone’s show of concern, and knowing that Kile Glover touched the lives of so many has given me strength during my worst & darkest hour … Again I THANK YOU ALL!”
Despite her fragile state, less than a week after Kile’s death, Tameka was back in court fighting for custody of her two sons with the international pop superstar, Usher Raymond V, 4, and Naviyd, 3. Foster also addressed these unfortunate circumstances in her statement.
“Sadly, I remain in the unfortunate position of having to respond to and attend court proceedings that were not initiated or begun by me,” she said. “I did not file this custody case (January 2011) and was content with the ‘joint custody’ arrangement that we share. Most importantly, nor do I wish to appear in court while I am mourning the loss of my son. But I do not want to delay thus prolong these proceedings either; I’d rather continue this arduous process hoping it will help move me through this most difficult period in my life.”
TMZ recently reported that Foster called Usher’s sympathy over Kile “bogus” and was pissed because Usher chose to tweet “Breakfast of Champions” instead of “Please pray for Kile.” But, Foster alludes to the recent rumors as well.
“This may sound really cliché but you must NOT believe everything you read or hear and never judge… especially without solid facts and always, but always consider the source. Discernment is key. My boys are my entire world and I will fight tooth and nail to keep all of my sons together as a family, I pray for a swift, peaceful resolution so that we all can move forward. Please continue to keep us in your prayers.”
Let’s hope for the children that all parties can come to an agreement regarding custody sooner rather than later.