The 41-year-old stylist, who was married to the singer for two years until they split in 2009, claims she is able to fully support herself financially and wasn’t after Usher’s money.
Tameka stated, “I think this is the typical stereotype. If a woman who has lesser means, even if she is successful and hardworking and does her thing in her own right, marries someone that’s what they call marrying up, someone that has more means or more money, they’re automatically a gold digger.
“I haven’t seen one unity where someone hasn’t been called a gold digger. The woman is always a gold digger. It’s kind of an insult to the men because it means they’re not loveable.”
Usher, 33, stated, “This will be the only time that I’ve ever chosen to speak about it. I’ve been a man of integrity throughout the entire process, which I hope my boys will understand. That’s the way to go. That’s the way to be.”
The singer denies being an “absentee” father like Tameka claimed, insisting being a dad is the most important thing to him.
Usher explains, “Absentee from the aspect of having to go and work, that probably would be her version or idea of what absentee would be. But no, I’m not an absentee father at all. I was born to do what I’m doing as a dad. I realized that once I had a child. When I had them, that’s when they became a priority.”