Tameka Raymond’s Close Friend Speaks Out, Says Public Should Be Less Sympathetic to Usher

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It’s been an emotional weekend for Tameka Raymond and her family. On Friday, her 11-year-old son, Kyle Glover, was hit by a jet ski, while inner tubing with a friend in Georgia’s Lake Lanier. The jet ski was driven by a family friend, 38-year-old Jeffery Hubbard. Since then, Kyle has been declared brain dead at Child’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, where he was air lifted right after the accident. Since the news hit, a number of celebrities have expressed their sympathy to Tameka and Usher, since Usher was Kyle’s stepfather while they were married. In an interview with RadarOnline, a close friend of Tameka expressed that the public’s sympathy should be to Tameka and Ryan Glover, who is Kyle’s biological father. The friend stated:

“I’ve seen celebs and media outlets alike continue to send their condolences to Usher. Kyle was Tameka and Ryan Glover’s child and the sympathy should be given to them first and foremost. Although Usher has been so kind in chartering a plane so she could be by Kyle’s side, he didn’t necessarily play a huge role in Tameka’s other children’s lives after the divorce therefore it seems a little disrespectful that Ryan is being ignored as a father, in place of another just because he’s topping the Billboard charts. Ryan was equally devoted and involved in Kyle’s life — they shared joint custody and Kyle was with his other family at the lake, so for those who are claiming Tameka’s at fault for not being there is just absurd — because of the joint custody, her two boys aren’t always directly in her eyesight, but she is a phenomenal mother.”

Aside from not being Kyle’s biological father, Usher is still having a hard time dealing the tragedy. Another source close to the family stated,

“Tameka and Usher don’t get along, but in this circumstance Usher is coming to her side. Usher practically raised Kyle as his own. He’s known him for seven years. It is so sad what happened.”

Once again, our prayers go out to Kyle, Tameka, and their family.

[RadarOnline, DailyNews]

Patrice M.


  • Nikki D

    If Usher wants to be sympathetic, let him! Sheesh! Why can’t he express his feelings?

    • Elizabeth

      You missed the point of the article. Tameka’s friend is saying she wants other people, and the media not to send so many condolences to Usher just because he’s famous. She wants people to realize Kyle does have a biological father, and send those condolences mainly to the father and Tameka. Nobody is saying Usher can’t grieve.

  • CECE

    Know body is being sympathetic to him…I feel everyone is telling Usher to put the negative feelings aside for Tameka and be there for her and Kyle during this difficult time…My prayers are with Lil Man, I hope he gets through this!!!

  • Elizabeth

    I find it disturbing that people would point a finger at Tameka and blame her. He was being a kid, playing in the water, and enjoying summer. He would’ve been in the water regardless of whether or not she was there. And like the friend said, they have joint custody, so she’s not going to be around him 24/7. No parent can watch their kid 24/7.

  • Kris

    I actually fully understand and somewhat agree with the friends Statement. However, I think ppl are so focused on Usher and him being Kile’s stepdad because he is a Superstar. However regardless ppl do need to remember this childs biological father who’s been there since conception is hurting as well. I could imagine there is no pain like the parents pain.

  • Tiffany Nicole

    She & the friend who made the statement need to growup they are worried about Usher receiving recognition instead of been grateful for the amount of love & prayers been given for a child that experience a life changing strategy. She hopped her but on the plane he chartered for her & I bet if they say it’s a operation to save him she’d be right on Usher ‘s face. Tameka & Friend growup & be there for this child!

    • Toya

      I so agree with u

  • Ann Harbor

    Who are Tameka friend to say who can and cannot grieve? Death is is an emotion and people react different ways to tragedy. Usher was a part of his life for seven years and yes he is famous so the spotlight will be on him like always. Everything he does is critique and always will be. His marriage, his relationships, his divorce, his records sales and so on and so forth. So don’t get mad at what the public is doing and pray for Kyle instead!

  • Anonymous

    did he die today?? :(…. and everyone can sympathize for the whole family cause believe it or not usher was also apart of his life… n if we knew ryan clover we would be sending our hearts that way but we dont sooooo… we sympathize where we can… #ijs

    • Missme

      Sweetie, I don’t think anyone one this page Knows Usher! Thats the problem now, people are splashed on tv and the internet and all of a sudden fans think they know them. Wrong. You don’t know what kind of relationship he had with his Step children, especially as hard as he was going at Tameka in court. Didn’t look like he was worrying about any kids then, not even his own. I’m just sayin..

      • Kimmy

        we kno “of” vs the bio dad… Im not sayign the guy shouldnt be recognized but we dont kno him or of him… so everyone is going to send their love out to who they know which is usher and tameka… and they should be worried about the kid instead of who getting the “I am SORRYs'”

        • Kryptonite

          Co-Sign Kimmy!
          To put out a statement about who gets the “Im Sorry’s” is tacky. We are all praying for Kyle and his parents…all 3 of them!

      • Dubb-B(female type)

        Tameka went hard on him in court as well and made several accusations. You’re missin’ the point here.

  • Jan

    My heart and prayers go out to the child. When people are hurting all kinds of feeling come up. I can’t imagine how Tameka and Mr Glover feel. I send my prayers to them all in hopes that things get better for them.

  • Yo Gabba

    The condolences from celebrities are coming because these people have relationships with Usher. Therefore, it’s given his people are going to send their condolences to him. Does is really even matter? It’s people like this “friend” who are focused on the wrong shit. Disgusting.

    • Praying for Kyle

      I so agree with you on that,its about this child not about Usher not being there after their divorce!!!! Grow Up!! If Camera not worried which I’m sure she’s not at this point,her friend need to do what real friends do and be there for her!!! Regardless of how SHE feels about Usher

      • Praying for Kyle

        I mean Tameka not camera,phone error

    • Anne

      Only in our community! It’s really embarrassing to see this type of story , I can’t recall any other race issuing a public statement advising people to address their prayers, blessing and so forth to a particular person. It dosent matter who sends what to whom, as long as the prayers go up the blessings shall come down! I hope we can rise to a higher standard of living in the way we think And then from there we can began to live and experience life on a higher level.

  • lilsis2576

    I get the entirety of the statement.You go on all these websites and everybody is sending condolonces to Usher and Tameka…newsflash they are no longer married and before they got married Ryan Glover was the littles boys father.The media chooses to give Usher so much repsect at this time but it should go to the biological father.Im not trying to codone Usher, but Kyles dad is Ryan Glover..it doesnt matter if we knew him nor never heard of him.How come people are missing the point.

    • Kris


      My point exactly! Well said. Of course everyone is praying for Kile. That’s not a question, but that isn’t want the post is about.


      No one is missing the point. I just think it’s tacky and a mute point right now. When I read the story, I didn’t think about who to direct the prayers to other than Kile and the family. Who cares other than that? To put out a statement about who to direct the prayers to means that you care. The only thing they should be focused on is Kile at this point, period. And who blamed Tameka for not being there? I haven’t read a single report where anyone questioned where Tameka was. She has received an outpouring of support this week, so whoever her friend is–she needs to go and SIT DOWN!!

  • CECE


  • Keldra

    My prayers are with the family and kile .At the end of the day rather it be extended family joint family or immediate family it’s all family. Yea I get what her friend saying but at a time as critical as this were everyone should be praying this just isn’t the time for unnecessary comments.All I’m saying we have a hurt child lets pray him some strength .

  • the real

    Look I know Tameka and Usher personally first of all let me say this Usher is not shit. The only reason he probably chartered that plane was to show everybody he is a good guy, and he is not!! Secondly, Usher is the one that took Tameka to court saying she is an unfit mother which that is a lie. Tameka is a good person Usher is only a pretender I would not be surprised if Usher had someone to call TMZ and say he chartered a plane for her. Just wait the real story is about to come out on Usher because he is totally not a good guy at all. Usher has not been in this kids life the minute they were separated he had nothing to do with Tameka’s other children he is such a fraud but wait the truth about him is about to come out because I am tired of sitting around and watching him pretend to be this good guy he is cold blooded and has a very bad heart now thatis the real Usher

  • the real

    and Tameka I am praying for you and Ryan God will send y ou through and watch certain people that pray over Kyle the Bible says the prayers of the righteous availeth much some of those people coming up there has evil spirits in them let the meek and the humble pray for him and I agree with the friend commenters and media need to quit making this about Usher because Kyle has a great dad and he is successful in his own right All Usher is an entertainer he dont have no buisiness scence to run a buisiness he dont know how to run his own life it is nothing but a big charade and Tameka is not trying to make Usher look bad he is trying to do that to her for custody

  • Mika

    We have an 11 year old fighting for his life and FAMILIES (ie, mom, dad, siblings, step father, grand parents and whoever else) having to face this tragedy. RIGHT NOW… Everyone needs to put their personal feelings aside and pray for everyone especially Kile. Additionally, this tragedy should be an eye opener for everyone to squash any beef because life is too short and NO ONE is promised tomorrow! What happened in the past happened and it need to be LET GO! EVERYONE NEED TO COME TOGTHER IN PRAYER FOR KILE! He is the one fighting for HIS LIFE! Sending prayers up for everyone (all familes, friends and people in general that’s affected by this tragedy!

  • CECE

    @The Real…Knock it off…Right now no one cares about all that crap you talking…I said it once and Ill say it again…It’s about that baby pulling through..For God sakes, Kile is fighting for his life and you on her bashing Usher..Girl boo!!!!