UPDATE-Singer Usher Raymond and Tameka Foster’s son, Usher Raymond V, was admitted to the ICU at an Atlanta area hospital after a serious pool accident on Monday. Soon after the incident, Foster reportedly filed an emergency hearing to take away primary custody from Usher.
According to Atlanta police spokesperson Carlos Campos via NY Daily News:
“The child’s aunt, Rena Odin, and a maid had tried unsuccessfully to free the child, who had been trying to retrieve a toy that fell into the drain, but a pair of workmen managed to free the boy.
“Campos said the boy was ‘conscious, alert and breathing’ when paramedics arrived before 4 p.m.”
Raymond’s son remains hospitalized at the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Scottish Rite, but doctors expect him to make a full recovery.
According to TMZ, Foster who lost custody of her two youngest children after a long and nasty custody battle, quickly filed documents with the court for an emergency hearing to request custody.
“Tameka has specific beef with the Usher’s aunt — who was watching 5-year-old Usher Raymond V when his arm got stuck in the pool drain on Monday. Tameka has complained about the aunt in the past — alleging she once let a stalker in the house where Usher and the kids were staying. Tameka also says the aunt is too physical in disciplining the kids.”
Last year while her third eldest son, Kyle Glover, laid in a coma following a jetski accident, Foster was in court battling Raymond for custody.
According to the Daily Mirror:
“Usher’s lawyer branded Tameka ‘incapable of being a proper parent’ to their children and said she ‘does not have the emotional stability or capacity to bond with them, and therefore she is handicapped’.
“Tameka’s attorney countered that Usher travels all the time and does not have a good relationship with his mother.”
In the end, Kyle Glover died from his injuries and Foster lost custody of the boys she shared with Raymond. Thankfully Usher Raymond V will recover but another nasty custody battle appears to be on the horizon.