Usher On Tameka Foster: “It Just Was NEVER Going To Work Out 100 Percent”

- By Bossip Staff

Usher is being a good Daddy for People Magazine, talking in detail about his sons Usher V (aka Cinco) and Nayvid as well as his divorce from their mother, Tameka Foster.

In the interview Usher refrains from bashing his notorious ex-wife:

“I appreciate the relationship for what it was,” he says. “Even though it didn’t work out, I’m glad we got together. I love her as the mother of my children; we just couldn’t be married.”

So what went wrong? Usher says that shortly after the birth of their second child, he and Foster started to disagree over everything from parenting style to his busy schedule.

“We’re two different people,” he says, “and we have two different goals. It just was never going to work out 100 percent.”

Usher also spilled the beans on his kids personalities, explaining:

“Usher [V] is always in everything,” he says. “He’s an instigator. He’s the one who leads his brother astray. I was like that when I was his age.”

Naviyd is more of a follower, doing whatever his big brother does. “So if one gets in trouble, the other one does, too,” says Usher. “They both have a lot of energy. They can wear me out.”

Fortunately, Usher has a babysitter nearby – his mom, Jonetta Patton, lives around the corner. “She spoils them,” Usher says with a sigh. “She lets them do everything that she wouldn’t let me do. Sometimes, when I’m scolding the kids, I sound just like my mom. I’m like, ‘how did Jonetta get in here?’ “

Usher also got in some good promo for his new EP Versus:

“My music is about where I am at the time,” he says. “In Raymond vs. Raymond, I was going through a lot of things, and it came out in my music. My marriage fell apart and I was suddenly a single father. But now, with Versus, I’m singing about being a dating father.”

And will he sing about falling in love again? “I still believe in love,” says Usher. “I believe in marriage. When I fall in love again, everyone will know. I’ll sing about it.”

Those boys are so cute — Cinco has his Daddy’s head!!!

That marriage/divorce aged Usher about a decade almost overnight, but hopefully he can keep it pushin’ and get his career back on track.


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  • It's Me

    playa next time listen to ya momma. A mom knows when shyt smells fishy, and Tameka was fishy from the start.

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      MOB, Mommas over B*tches.

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    • Savrah

      His mama look like a hater to me. I dont know, she was kinda silly with her responses on the interview and when she said that she sent her son to New York alone at 14 to learn the business. I bet he did. Smh. the mama aint good advisor to me, shes money grubbing.

    • juli

      Ditto!!! Moms smelled a rat from day 1, she knew Tamika was a gold digger, I bet he wished that he would stayed with Chilli now, lmao

  • The Real Betty Boop

    The one in the black don’t look like him at all! The younger son is a spittin image. Ol’ Tameka might’ve paid some hush money to the dna extracter to say the eldest one is his too. It might be the husband she left for Usher son! She got pregnant 2 quick after she started publicly dating him. Looks suspect if u ask me! Smh!

    • TRUTH IS....

      You are right, the baby doesn’t look like “Ursher” he looks exactly like Usher’s mom.

    • Go run tell dat!!!

      You say the youngest one is his spitting image. Ummm the youngest one IS the one in black whom you also say looks nothing like him! Get it together or dont bother to comment. Yu sound really stupid. Period.

    • Southbay

      A kid don’t have to look like his father to be his kid. My daughter looks absolutely nothing, no even a lil resemblance of me, yet she’s my daughter.
      Before you make yourself look like an ignorant fool, learn a thing or two about genetics.

  • Tracy

    She was strict anyway…But his boys are soooo cute! 🙂

  • Curveball

    The one in the green t shirt is his. Not so sure about the other one.

    • Key from the City

      Funny because when they were getting divorced, Usher questioned whether Nayvid was his (black shirt). DNA proved both were his. I find Cinco to look just like his father.

    • Mrs_White

      You people are funny, so you mean to tell me that a child has to look like the father to be his child. That is the dumbest thing that I have ever heard. Neither one of my children look like their father and he pulled the same I want a DNA test because he was a hoe, not me. And the results came back that 99.99% both of them were his. YA’LL IGNORANT FOLKS NEED TO LEARN ABOUT HOW GENETICS WORK OR SHUT THE HELL UP!!!!!!!

  • HaterAllDay

    Good for Usher wanting to be apart of his son’s lives…we need more of that

  • ~ChynaPeach~

    I’ll marry u Usher!

    • Million $$ Girl

      I love usher but he look like his breath stink..LOL…im just saying!

    • ~ChynaPeach~

      Lmaoooo that was funny.

  • leah

    he sure can make some pretty babies. I never liked tamieka, she was just not right

  • Curious1 aka DreamCatcher

    THIS is what makes me like this DUDE as a MAN…forget the music..because when the lights go out…HE ALWAYS TALKS ABOUT AND LOVES HIS BOYS..HIS KIDS…

    I wonder if Foster mingles these Rich Golden GORGEOUS Lil Boys with her other 3-4 Boys she had by her other husband whom she cheated on being with “Ursher”

  • nwilson

    He really seem to make a good dad. His eyes just lights up when talking about his boys. He should have listen to his mom about Tameka but, you live and you learn. I think he’s learned.

  • Real black kings have black queens

    how do ya’ll know how she was….

    jealous black women=pathetic

    and wonder why ya’ll lonely

    atleat usher had a black queen

    not the average becky or mutt!!!

    marriage can not work when evryone else opinion matters more- usher fans killed his marriage!! 2 MANY of our BLACK WOMEN R BITTER!!!

    • tiwana

      @Real black kings have black queens

      you are so correct, but i am a black queen but recently my man cheated. now what? am i gonna be an jealous black woman=pathetic?


      Hey Um, u comin off kinda skrong….”Usher fans killed his marriage” WOW.

      Again Tameka Girl is that you?????? SMDH LMAO!!!

    • S.a.s.s.y24

      Real black How could ushers fans have killed his marriage? You sound stupid.


    both of the babies are absolutely adorable!!

  • whatintheworld10

    I love Usher depsite whoever he marries/married. He is a great artist and has blessed all of us for many years.. Leave him be… Im happy for him and his kids.. No one is perfect, and Im tired of people making negative comments like they dont have no drama in their lives.

    • Mrs_White

      PREACH!!!! Everyone has drama in their lives and those who say they don’t are lying!!


    That’s what he gets he should have listen to his moma when she told him not to marry that woman!

  • Jenene

    Celebrities are so accustomed to having things their way, they forget that nothing is perfect. We have to STRIVE for excellence. Happiness isn’t handed to us.
    Who the hell told you marriage was going to work out 100%?! Nobody whose been married will tell you that life has been gone according to plan. People work together to build a marriage and committed people don’t stop just because there are bumps in the road.

  • Binkchicity Mom

    Cute kids Usher! I’m glad he got away from her early on in the marriage. Old azz women need to marry old azz men, not kids!

  • jenna love

    I thought Usher and tameka made a cute couple and tthe haters got the best of him in his marriage to Tameka. Tameka is a pretty woman and im glad that they still have a good relationship for the sake of the family.


    The oldest looks exactly like Usher’s mother….we all know why, cuz she couldn’t stand Tameka and Tameka probably couldn’t stand her either. Hence a “marked” child!

  • Greeneyedbandit

    His ex-wife just loved him the wrong way,she seem like a nice person though.Him and chilli only looked like a nice couple,but she was controllin too while being controlled by her son father when her and usher were together.

  • RMEs

    His kids are really cute.

  • http://urnotpdiddyloser 5'10" AKILLAH RICHARDS(D.K.N.Y. boys like me a lot)

    USHER IS SEKSI!!!!! GOOD LAWD OF MERCY!! that is all

  • http://urnotpdiddyloser 5'10" AKILLAH RICHARDS(D.K.N.Y. boys like me a lot)

    I wonder what……

  • danimoni

    I luv Usher and it is so great to see him being a real father to his sons u need more men like him.

  • Hope4more

    Alot of marriaqes do not work out for whatever reason, but if you remain friends and work out together what is best for the children everything will go alot smoother. You can still care for the other person and not want to be married to them.
    Now back to the music!!!!!!!

  • http://urnotpdiddyloser 5'10" AKILLAH RICHARDS(D.K.N.Y. boys like me a lot)

    Tameka and Chili we know you’re in here. Tell us about the SEX. lol j/k

  • Keepnit100

    Aww..cute kids

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