Earlier this week, part 1 of Tameka Raymond’s Dateline interview aired on Good Morning America. And on Thursday, part 2 of the interview aired. In the second installment, Tameka covers all bases, responding to the disorder that she was diagnosed with and why, the monthly $8k that she receives from Usher, along with what the biggest factor was in Usher winning custody in court.
I think that wealthy men and men that are of status are winning these cases, like, you know, hand over foot. It’s kind of amazing because it’s like they’re winning them, but these are very busy men. … That’s why they’re wealthy.
She also remains adamant that Usher’s intense schedule doesn’t allow him to care for their children, but leave them with a nanny or relatives when they should be with their mother.
I feel like the kids are not getting proper care. And I think the reason for that is he’s not there. There is no amount of care that a caregiver, nanny, grandmother, aunt, anyone… There’s nothing like a mother.
She also speaks clearly about the specifics surrounding the disorder that she was diagnosed with.
I had narcissistic personality traits. That’s what actually the diagnosis was. They ask you a series of questions, like, ‘When you’re walking down the street, do you feel like people are looking?’ My answer is yes, but that was based off of when I’m walking down the street, people do point and say, ‘Oh, that’s Usher’s ex-wife.’ I think we all have a little narcissistic personality disorder, especially those of us in the limelight,. But I don’t think it’s something that affects your parenting.
And when asked if this battle is about the $8k provided monthly by her 34-year-old ex husband, she stated:
That’s amazing. Not to, like, gloat or anything, but I come from a very well-earned career. I’ve made lots and lots of money. And $8,000 a month is not a lot of money to me. I’m grateful for it, but for someone to think I don’t love my kids and this is about $8,000, they are really crazy. That’s really ludicrous.
Check out the full clip below.