Global Grind has obtained an official statement from Tameka RaymondÂ in which sheÂ addresses the tragic death of her 11-year-old son Kile Glover andÂ the ongoing custody battle with ex-husband Usher.
“To begin, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the countless number of people who opened their hearts, extended their prayers, well-wishes and remained hopeful for my son Kile during the last weeks of his life. I truly believe that he has always been an Angel from birth and the World was just too small to contain a spirit so vast. I’m thankful and blessed to merely be the vessel that carried him and humbled that God gave him to us to love. I also feel humbled by everyoneâ€™s show of concern, and knowing that Kile Glover touched the lives of so many has given me strength during my worst & darkest hour â€¦ Again I THANK YOU ALL!
Sadly, I remain in the unfortunate position of having to respond to and attend court proceedings that were not initiated or begun by me. I did not file this custody case (January 2011) and was content with the â€˜joint custodyâ€™ arrangement that we share. Most importantly, nor do I wish to appear in court while I am mourning the loss of my son. But I do not want to delay thus prolong these proceedings either; I’d rather continue this arduous process hoping it will help move me through this most difficult period in my life. People seem to be privy to only my filed responses as â€˜Defendantâ€™ to the initiation of this case (Jan 4, 2011), when I have only been defending myself and protecting the best interests of my children through my counsel. I cannot control how the media reports are written/slanted/spun or even how court documents may be manipulated in their attribution of certain statements as if they are direct â€œquotesâ€ from me- yet I can control what I actually say myself.”