Usher cries during custody trial

Usher shed a few tears Tuesday during the ongoing custody battle for his two children. His ex-wife Tameka Foster is making a good case in court, claiming she should have full custody of their two young sons, four-year-old Usher Raymond V and three-year-old Naviyd Ely Raymond, due to Usher’s secret drug use. The pop star became emotional on the stand when Foster’s attorney suggested he cared more about partying than being a parent. Usher, who is hoping to get more time with the kids, claimed he’d never used drugs in front of them, but admitted he has smoked marijuana in the past. Tameka’s lawyer presented the singer with photos of him partying last February in Europe. The “Without You” singer was on the stand for several hours but managed to avoid any more questions about being under the influence while with the children. The trial continues. ~Krystin Edgerton 

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  1. Steph • May 24, 2012 @ 8:50 AM

    I feel so sorry kids with celebrity parents, it is no unfair to them especially at a young age…..just cause there celebrities they can ride it out and ride it out give more money more money cause what eles are they going to spend it on, and addmitting to smoking only marijuana, give me a break I know people who have done worse and still manage to come out on top and still there kids in there custody… far as I am concerned this trial is all about winning and nothing to do with the kids…..hope I am wrong, I feel a man wouldn’t weep for his kids if he didnt’ mean it.

  2. Erica • May 24, 2012 @ 9:26 AM

    Well, first off, I am not a fan of Usher. With that said, I agree with you Steph. Its plain as day that he obviously cares for his kids. Also, I’m pretty sure his ex isn’t miss perfect. It would be interesting to find out more about her. I wouldnt be surprised if she had a past and a present.

  3. Fabulous • May 24, 2012 @ 11:15 AM

    Ladies, he admitted to not doing drugs in FRONT of his kids. He probably still does them when they’re not around. How is that good parenting? I think he deserves to have his kids taken away from him if that’s the case. Plus, I bet it’s pretty easy for him to turn on the waterworks to make it look like he genuinely cares. Doesn’t mean they’re for real.

  4. TheTruth • May 24, 2012 @ 12:05 PM

    Steph, drives a hard point home, to consider that maybe this is all for show, so he can one day say, “I tried, but your mom was being a b!tc h”

  5. janet • May 24, 2012 @ 12:23 PM

    It will be a sad day when children are taken away from their parents for smoking marijuana! What next???? Cigarettes and Alcohol? Maybe high fat foods???? Since when is marijuana considered “secret drug use”… they’re making it sound like he’s a hard core heroin junkie…….. the ex is being a typical controlling bitch…. lucky guy for getting rid of her and beware to all potential mates……

  6. bilbo • May 24, 2012 @ 1:49 PM

    Fabulous, you are fabulousy stupid!

  7. Kat • May 24, 2012 @ 2:03 PM

    The problem is that it is not just pot but harder drugs. That plus risky behaviour and multiple hook-ups do not make for a stable environment especially when his paid staff would not exercise caution or have any say due to fear of losing their jobs. I know many people who have nannied and thought they hit job security with a celebrity family but after awhile couldn’t take the stress and high demand of 24/7 on call caregiving that ended up being more about protecting the celebrity than the children. You can like his music and I am sure he does love his kids, it doesn’t mean that he still doesn’t need a wake up call about his behaviour. He is a parent now. It is time to become a real man and father.

  8. Missy • May 24, 2012 @ 2:17 PM

    I agree with Kat. He lives a lifestyle that includes partying, drugs (and if you believe he just smokes mj, you gotta be kidding) and sleeping with all kinds of women. That’s no kind of environment for little boys.

  9. CK kid • May 24, 2012 @ 3:44 PM

    this goes out to Janet ..forgive me but u r an idiot obviously or I should say I hope u have no kids since to u drinking and smoking around your kids or not even when they are around seems to be the norm and ok and so does smoking pot ..GOD I hope u have no kids ..why cant people quite being selfish and understand that once u become a parent u need to change your habits and your lifestyle… Its not about you anymore its about the little angels you bought into this world and its your responsibility to do whats right for them not yourself so grow up and think of your kids not yourself you selfish idiot

  10. Jessica • May 25, 2012 @ 7:45 AM

    there is nothing wrong with smoking mj….god you guys don’t think that she is just slinging dirty to make herself look good. Since when is his personal life any of our business. I’m sorry but his ex seems like a world class bitch. So what if he parties when his kids aren’t around? It’s not like he’s doing it around his kids. Can’t believe everything you read or see in the news.

  11. Lilly • May 25, 2012 @ 10:58 AM

    His ex just wants his money. She should consider getting a real job instead of being bitter towards her husband who has actually done something with his life.

  12. Pearlily • May 26, 2012 @ 2:02 PM

    I don’t personally do any drugs, smoke or drink alcohol, but just because someone does when they aren’t around their children doesn’t make them a bad parent. If smoking marijuana or doing drugs or drinking alcohol when your kids aren’t around makes you a bad parent and spells automatic grounds for the kids being taken away, then the majority of parents in the world wouldn’t have their children anymore. What counts is that a parent can do those things on his or her own time (because parents still DESERVE their own time away from their children once in a while) and they are respectful and caring enough to not let the drugs/alcohol/partying interfere with the level of care and amount of time spent with their children.

  13. Sheena • March 25, 2014 @ 2:07 AM

    As a mother of five and grandmother of ten….I want to tell you any abuse of drugs should not be tolerated in a marriage bringing up’s plain selfish…I have been diagnosed with possible early Parkinson’s I could get a legal prescription for pot but I choose to set an example for my kids and grandkids…so I settle for prescribed meds…no I’m not a saint for doing this I just feel better not being a hypocrite…if you cannot give up your drugs, partying, don’t get married and don’t have children….less hassles, less people getting hurt…I was 18 when I married my husband he was 19……the minute I found out I was pregnant both my husband and I chose to be parents unselfish only get one shot at it…we have been happily married 34 years….think about it please…you can’t turn the clock….sheena

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