Usher delays divorce, writes new song about it

The divorce proceedings between Usher and soon-to-be ex-wife Tameka seemed to be going fairly smoothly – or at least quietly. There was a bit of smack talking when Usher first filed divorce papers back in June, but nothing that bad. There haven’t been leaks about the negotiations or fighting. In fact Usher had been fairly quiet on the situation, apparently preferring to spill the beans in his latest single, “Papers.” It includes the refrain, “I’m ready to sign those papers” – which apparently he isn’t, according to sources in Tameka’s camp.

On Monday, R & B superstar Usher released his new single Papers about his messy divorce from estranged wife Tameka Raymond, but can exclusively reveal that the singer is the one holding up the process by not signing off on the divorce papers.

A source close to the couple claims the singer has delayed inking the final signatures on papers that he filed at Atlanta’s Superior Court. “Tameka thinks that it’s ironic that Papers is his comeback single when she just wants him to sign the paperwork and finalize the divorce,” the source told “The terms and conditions have been agreed on for around a month but he keeps stalling on them and she’s the one that wants to move on with her life.”

The song – which is from his forthcoming album reportedly now entitled Raymond versus Raymond – was written by Sean Garett and centers on Usher’s split from his estranged wife and former stylist. In Papers Usher talks about giving his all and receiving nothing in return, although he separated himself from the world, especially his mother.

He sings: “I gave my heart and turned my back against the world/ Cuz you were my girl! / I done near lost my mama/ I done been through so much drama / I done turned into the man that I never though I’d be / I’m ready to sign those papers! I done took all I can take, but you leave me no options girl … I can’t deny how much I loved you / I done gave up everything I had too / As hard as it is I’m afraid I’ve gotta say, I’m ready to sign them papers.”

[From Radar]

I wonder what the holdup is? I mean according to Usher, he gave up everything for Tameka, and it still wasn’t enough. I’m can’t explain why, but this makes me feel a little empathy for Tameka for the first time. It sounds like Usher’s not giving her credit for anything. She gave him two beautiful sons, Naviyd, 10 months, and Usher Raymond V, 1. I’m sure she contributed in some way, and it’s unattractive that he’s throwing a pity party and trying to martyr himself. But the rumors have always been that Tameka’s a complete user and was obviously the reason for the rift between Usher and his mom. But still, Usher chose to do what she wanted, and instead of taking responsibility for making bad choices (probably due to her), he’s just blaming her entirely. I don’t like her at all so it feels strange to defend her, but I just find the lyrics to be unbecoming at best.

Here’s Usher visiting La Voile Rouge beach in St Tropez on August 22. Images thanks to Fame Pictures .

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  1. the truth says:

    ok i know its only a song but that english is wrong, i done, i done, just saying

  2. truth says:

    usher is a total jacka$$. he needs to move on and stop writing about the stupidness. Your mama told you not to marry this woman. You had sex with her unprotected and gave her two kids. you placed yourself in this situation. be a man and grown up. just makes me sick that he is passing the buck. Buck up!!

  3. UrbanRube says:

    Guessing it’s a financial dispute.

  4. princess pea says:

    So he is delaying just for the additional publicity he can get if he signs the divorce during album promotion?

    Wait, that didn’t need a question mark, did it?

  5. Eileen Yover says:

    That’s a made up story from whoever this friend is. I live a block from Usher and my best friend lives across the street from him. The only reason there was a court delay was because there is a dispute on how much she’s going to get for the kids. They had the paperwork all drawn up and her lawyer made some last minute changes. So his lawyer had to reschedule the court date and delay the divorce proceedings.

  6. CC says:

    @truth…I totally agree I am so sick of his ass…he’s trying to give the ppl Confession pt.2 or 3 it doesn’t matter just grow up already…

  7. Aspie says:

    Lol @ princess pea!

  8. Ursula says:

    I heard from reliable sources that the delay is due to Usher’s doubts over Nayvid. Usher made his bed, let him lie in it. Every one told him not to but he still went ahead and married her. Am sorry but I feel no sympathy. Just an ‘I told you so’.

  9. CandyKay says:

    If he has doubts over Nayvid, why don’t they just do a DNA test and be done with it?

  10. C-DUB says:

    You should have listened to your mama Usher.

  11. Guest says:

    he is such a baby…

  12. MeowBea says:

    SAD 🙁 Did he ever get that paternity test ….Eileen Y? Or would there be a song for that too? LOL

  13. Nichole says:

    They say it’s because he’s going to sign it when he releases his album.. publicity n all that jazz.

  14. ok i know its only a song but that english is wrong, i done, i done, just saying .