Tameka Raymond is currently involved in a very public custody battle with ex-husband Usher Raymond. Although she has gained many critics along the way, Tameka is “doing fine,” as she manages to keep “great people around [her] who love…and keep [her] laughing.”


As a protective mother of five boys, Tameka does not tell Usher V,4, and Naviyd,3, about her legal battles with their father. She also refrains from letting fans of Usher talk with her boys. “I don’t want them exposed to their father’s fans, because that can get a little crazy, especially those people who may actually approach my children and ask them questions,” says Raymond.

Tameka has established herself as a businesswoman who thrives off entrepreneurship, but  her kids always come before the next great deal. “My kids take precedence over business,” says Raymond, “however, I do business for my kids. I want them to know that their mom works and she’s independent. I have to leave a legacy for my sons, so that eventually when I go on to glory, they have the savvy to keep it going. I definitely want to birth an entrepreneurial spirit within them. I don’t believe in silver-spoon children and you will not see my boys hanging on a beach all day, posing for paparazzi.”

Read More at TheGrio.com



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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