According to Tameka Raymond, the custody battle between her and her ex-husband (Usher) is far from over. Wednesday morning, over a week from the frightening pool incident (involving her five-year-old-son Usher V), Tameka visited Good Morning America, pleading her case as to why she filed for emergency custody hearing, how she accidentally learned about their son’s accident and having moderately severe mental disorder. She explained to GMA’s Dan Abram:
I don’t know if there’s a way for a blood pressure to peak higher, so quick….I was mad because I was like, ‘How did this happen? Who was watching him? Why was he under water for nearly three minutes? I was at a dental appointment and you know he doesn’t call me regularly so when I saw his number come up, I immediately jumped up ‘cuz I figured he has the boys..I need to get this….
When she received the news, she immediately thought of her son, Kile, who she lost last year in a boating accident:
It was like I relived it, like my brain just went into all those modes, thinking…and I even said on the phone, ‘I had this call before’. I didn’t blame him for it…I just was angry that it happened on his watch, because while accidents happen, never have my children been injured on my watch…
She also explains why she decided to file an emergency motion last week, which also played out heavily in the media. Contrary to popular belief, Tameka says that she filed so that her son wouldn’t have to return to the place where the accident happened, not to prevent their son from being with Usher:
When the incident happened, my attorney filed an emergency motion, so that when my son was released from the hospital he wasn’t going to have to go back to the house with their incident happened…I deem that an emergency…I’d like to have my first right of refusal, which means when he’s not present, the kids come home to their mom….I don’t want them to go home to the nanny and watch whatever show he’s on…I had to see on Instagram that my four year old lost his tooth.
Surprisingly, she also confirmed that she’s been diagnosed with having ‘a moderately severe mental disorder’.
Yes. I’m going to be retested. You would think from hearing that that sounds like, wow, she must be cutting the kids or beating them excessively or on crack, or selling crack…Wow, I ‘m just bad–hell on wheels.
I’m an individual. I don’t have a publicist, I don’t have a manager, I don’t have an agent, I just have some regular working class friends and family members…we don’t know how to fight the machine.
Watch the clip:
After the interview aired, she tweeted the following message:
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