Friday, August 3, 2012


There is so much swirling in the news about Tameka Raymond, and Usher Raymond after the death of poor Kile Glover. It was hard for me to write this, because I found myself wanting to stay away from talking about someone who was mourning the loss of their son. I thought it very heart breaking to even think about making them a candidate for my media frenzy desires. However soon after hte funeral I began hearing reports that Tameka Raymond felt it important for us to know that she was not at all supported by Usher during the mourning of her child during his two weeks in the coma.

 I have to admit, I understood why she would care, but wondered why she felt it necessary to take to the media with this information. So I kept reading, and today Tameka has finally made a statement about her real feelings, and why her and Usher are still proceeding with their court custody battle over their two boys. I think this is shameful that a situation so serious couldn't bring these two back to reality, but hey I'm not in their shoes.

Below is what Tameka  had to say:
To begin, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the countless number of people who opened their hearts, extended their prayers, well-wishes and remained hopeful for my son Kile during the last weeks of his life. I truly believe that he has always been an Angel from birth and the World was just too small to contain a spirit so vast … Again I THANK YOU ALL!
Sadly, I remain in the unfortunate position of having to respond to and attend court proceedings that were not initiated or begun by me. I did not file this custody case (January 2011) and was content with the ‘joint custody’ arrangement that we share.
Most importantly, nor do I wish to appear in court while I am mourning the loss of my son. But I do not want to delay thus prolong these proceedings either; I’d rather continue this arduous process hoping it will help move me through this most difficult period in my life.  People seem to be privy to only my filed responses as ‘Defendant’ to the initiation of this case (Jan 4, 2011), when I have only been defending myself and protecting the best interests of my children through my counsel. I cannot control how the media reports are written/slanted/spun or even how court documents may be manipulated in their attribution of certain statements as if they are direct “quotes” from me- yet I can control what I actually say myself. My boys are my entire world and I will fight tooth and nail to keep all of my sons together as a family, I pray for a swift, peaceful resolution so that we all can move forward.;

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