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Usher's ex-wife files for custody of kids two days after pool incident

Published 07/08/2013 | 08:10

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Usher’s ex-wife Tameka Raymond has filed emergency documents in court, insisting on custody of their two children following Monday’s pool incident which left their five-year-old son in a coma.

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Raymond is asking for an emergency hearing this week on the basis that 34-year-old Usher is creating a dangerous environment for their sons, five-year-old Usher Raymond V and four-year-old Naviyd.

She claims the R n’B singer is abdicating his parental responsibilities and hiring other people to take care of the two boys, TMZ reports.

Raymond refers to an incident on Monday where their eldest son Usher Raymond V’s arm got caught in a pool drain underwater as he was trying to retrieve a toy. The children’s aunt, Usher’s sister, was babysitting them at the time.

The child was rushed to hospital and is said to be recovering.

At the moment Usher has primary custody of both kids and Tameka has limited custodial rights.

Raymond has requested for the hearing to take place later this week.

ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 14: Tameka Foster attends a hearing to discuss child custody with her ex-husband Usher Raymond at Fulton County State Court on August 14, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. Usher and Tameka, who officially divorced in 2009, are fighting over custody of their two young sons.  (Photo by John E. Davidson/Getty Images)
Tameka Foster attends a hearing to discuss child custody with her ex-husband Usher Raymond at Fulton County State Court on August 14, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. Usher and Tameka, who officially divorced in 2009, are fighting over custody of their two young sons. (Photo by John E. Davidson/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 14: Usher Raymond attends a hearing to discuss child custody between Usher Raymond and Tameka Foster at Fulton County State Court on August 14, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. Usher and Tameka, who officially divorced in 2009, are fighting over custody of their two young sons. (Photo by John E. Davidson/Getty Images)
Usher Raymond attends a hearing to discuss child custody between Usher Raymond and Tameka Foster at Fulton County State Court on August 14, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. Usher and Tameka, who officially divorced in 2009, are fighting over custody of their two young sons. (Photo by John E. Davidson/Getty Images)
Singer Usher regularly posts photos of his two kids on Instagram. (Credit: Instagram/Usher)

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