Please keep Tameka Raymond, the ex wife of R&B superstar Usher, in prayer. Her 11 year old son Kile was declared brain dead yesterday afternoon after a jet ski struck him in the head the day before while he was tubing.
There was a lot popping off in Atlanta over Labor Day Weekend, including 2015 Pride activities and the final LudaDay Weekend activities. See pics from pride and Luda’s empowerment brunch
CODE RED songstress Monica, an Atlanta native, was among the headliners at the 2015 “Pure Heat Atlanta Black Gay Pride” in Piedmont Park over the weekend.
Monica was on hand to sing her classics, “Don’t Take It Personal”, “So Gone” and of course sell the new -ish too….CODE RED dropping on October 2nd!
Monica is a hometown favorite and the thousands of people who showed up were all the way here for her.
Looking good Mo!
And look who spotted cheering on Monica from the sidelines…..her husband Shannon Brown and former reality star Tameka Raymond.
Ex “R&B Divas LA” star Kelly Price also performed at PRIDE. Please get into the shoes….
From what we’re told, Kelly is pretty iconic in the LGBT community as many “drag shows” are performed to Kelly’s music.
Kelly sang songs from her classic debut album (which included “Friend Of Mine”) and her latest disc, Sing Pray Love Vol 1: Sing.
Both Monica and Kelly received humanitarian awards for their outstanding career achievements and support of the LGBT community. Monica snuck on stage to hug Kelly shortly after she was presented her award.
It was reported yesterday that Tameka Raymond’s son and Usher’s stepson, Kile Glover, is in critical condition after a freak boating accident.
11 year old Glover and a 15 year old girl were both sitting in inner-tubes while being pulled by a Pontoon boat in Lake Lanier (Georgia) when suddenly, they were both struck by a man riding a jet-ski. The man who hit the children remains unidentified, but is said to have came to the lake with the children.
Kile was unresponsive when he was pulled out of the lake and is said to be in critical condition right now. The 15 year old girl was responsive at the scene and left with a broken arm and a laceration in her head.
It has been reported that alcohol was not a factor in the accident. It is unclear whether or not charges will be pressed.
Both Usher and Tameka were out of town during the accident, but Usher was nice enough to charter a plane for his (soon-to-be) ex-wife so she could be with her son. This was a very sweet gesture on Usher’s part considering the two have been going through a messy divorce recently.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Glover/Raymond family!
This story is still developing.
UPDATE: Kile has been declared brain dead by the doctors. The decision on whether or not to take him off life support has not yet been made. (7/8/2012, 7:45p est)
As a mother I feel bad for Tameka Raymond not only did you just bury your son less than a month ago but then you loose primary custody of your 2 youngest. so sad. maybe this is a good time to reflect on her issues.
A judge has ordered Usher to REOPEN his ex-wife’s Saks Fifth Avenue credit card in his name after the singer closed the account last year and has been held in contempt. Tameka claims she needs the account to do her job as a stylist [via TMZ]
Yesterday I heard about Usher’s 11-year-old stepson’s water accident, which has left the precious child brain dead. So, I just thought that I’d send out my thoughts and prayers to Usher and his family today. I’m a parent; I love my baby and I cannot imagine the pain, anxiety and fear that are roaming in that hospital room. But I pray that God is sending His peace, love, and amazing clarity to calm the storm. Tough stuff!“
Heather Headley, moments ago via Facebook.
Tameka Raymond spent some time with her sons in Miami for her birthday and snapped plenty of photos. Those boys are too cute for words. And I see little Cinco takes after his father with a thing for older women–we see you tryna get at Rocsi! LOL
Side note: How random of a group is Tameka, Rocsi and Raphael Saadiq (pictured above)??