May 23rd, 2012
12:24 PM ET

Usher tears up in court over custody battle

Usher's battle for visitation rights with his two sons has struck a nerve.

The R&B star teared up on the stand Monday in Atlanta as he testified against his ex-wife, Tameka Foster, who according to ABC News is seeking full custody of their sons. The couple divorced in 2009 after two years of marriage.

While on the stand, the "Climax" crooner recounted a tale of violence between Foster and his reported current stylist and girlfriend, Grace Miguel.

He described showing up at Foster’s home to drop off one of the boys and getting caught in a physical confrontation between the two women. He claimed Foster spit at and tried to fight Miguel.

"I got out of the driver's side, went around to the passenger's side ... and had to wedge myself in between the door and Ms. Foster to prevent her from acting out," he said. "I tried to talk some sense into her, and she was, you know, screaming and spitting and fighting, and she hit me. And I said, this is no way to act."

Usher kept his composure as he recounted the alleged event, but the singer grew emotional when questioned by Foster’s lawyers about his capabilities as a dad. He dabbed his eyes with a tissue and was noticeably upset as Foster's attorney asked him about drug use.

Usher is expected to release his seventh studio album, “Looking 4 Myself,” on June 11.


soundoff (25 Responses)
  1. Donald in CA

    Usher, you got to vet these women. Look what happened to john mccain.

    May 24, 2012 at 3:30 am | Report abuse |
  2. Asher Rothberg

    Mark Harmon and Tom Selleck are great actor's and real men.

    May 24, 2012 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  3. Stuart Roberts

    Meg Mundy is seekin acting parts.

    May 23, 2012 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Stuart Roberts

    Usher will be back on top.

    Frank Cady is 99 and continues to act and sing and dance.

    May 23, 2012 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Asher Rothberg

    Not ever man can be Kirk Douglas, Usher is a kind sensitive man.

    May 23, 2012 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  6. brad

    Like this vid...usher in tears! haha

    May 23, 2012 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Bajezus Jones

    He is black!

    May 23, 2012 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  8. DD

    Looks like mommy was right about her, huh boo boo? Yeah....next time you'll listen when your mom doesn't approve, won't we?

    May 23, 2012 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mom

      Standard dirty tricks by his ex-wife will do the talking and walking. He will lose tha castody – it was and is and will be that way.

      May 23, 2012 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Fed Up

    Even with fame and money, it seems that Black men cannot behave appropriately and be a true father figure. Shameful

    May 23, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bets

      First, explain what HE did that was so wrong? Second, how the hell can you make a generalization about any ENTIRE racial group? Racist jerk

      May 23, 2012 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • sweets

      @ Fed Up, why single out black men, dbags come in ALL colors, take it from a black woman who used to be married to a white man.

      May 23, 2012 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jam8canpops

    Deny visitation to the father hurts the children more than anyone else.If this idiot attorney thinks the courts will deny the father those rights then I have some beachfront property to sell you in the Everglades.

    May 23, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Really?

    These is the dumbest comment wall in internet history. You're all pathetic.

    May 23, 2012 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ciel

      Well, yeah. Anytime there's celebrity news the point of it is to feel better than the celebrity. So commentators on forums such as these load up their cannons and release such vitriol you'd think that they were personally wronged by the subject of the articles. I'd wager most people here have never bothered to listen to Usher or give him a red cent of their money, but look how much anger and hatred comes through in their words.

      I don't care if they like Usher, I'm not asking them to... it's just sad to see. But show a video of some unruly teenagers and these same individuals will be decrying the downfall of society and where did it go wrong? Well, here's a novel idea - showing strangers some basic respect and politeness, even when they're not around to see or hear it, would be a glorious first step.

      So, yes. The comments here really gain nothing or show temperance or self-moderation, but you can't really expect that. It's a rarity these days.

      May 23, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • athos

      As is your grammer.

      May 23, 2012 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Shaun

    Karma is a B%TCH! He should have never screwed over Chili from TLC. I know she loved him dearly! And he was out there.....Like they always say...I guess you hurt the ones you truly love.

    May 23, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  13. maria

    He cry because he was guilty. be a man pay child support and gon on w your life, big baby

    May 23, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  14. palintwit

    I am Palin. Therefore, I am filth.

    May 23, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Neytron

    You cried like a baby when you saw me phuckin yo mama.

    May 23, 2012 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  16. s-man

    Listening to this clown singing makes me cry.

    May 23, 2012 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Mad

    I'm a pu55y 2. I cry like a little b!t(h

    May 23, 2012 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Richard Fore

    Men don't cry, Usher is a pu55y.

    May 23, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Måd

    Wait, R Kelly has kids? I don't think he deserves visitation rights after all the dirt he's been involved with.

    May 23, 2012 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |

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