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Usher Vs Raymond, Is It All For Publicity?

Oct. 9 2009, Published 11:18 a.m. ET

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Has R & B superstar Usher hatched a plot to garner publicity for his new album? That’s the claim a source close to his ex is making and the evidence seems to be tipping in her favor.

The baby-faced singer called cops to his Atlanta home claiming that his estranged wife Tameka Foster had scratched one of his cars. But when the police arrived they could not find Foster on the property and they found no evidence to back-up his claim.

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Usher had previously called the police a few days earlier claiming that Foster would not leave his Atlanta property but when they arrived, once again, she was nowhere to be seen.

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A source close to the pair revealed, “This is all about publicity with his new album being re-named Raymond Versus Raymond and his single Papers being released too. The truth is Usher’s camp is trying to stoke things-up with the public but at the moment it is back-firing big time.” understands that the performer – who is still holding-off on signing the final papers in his to divorce to Raymond – was furious when she wrote a scathing piece for the Global Grind website.

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In the article Raymond – a former celebrity stylist – dissected the current music business in a not-so veiled attack on Usher and his camp.

The source reveals: “It’s actually a smart piece and really seemed to get under both his and his team’s skin as it got a lot of pick-up.”

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A publicist for Raymond said: “This is all ridiculous Tameka has not been charged with anything and it was her vehicle that got scratched – why would she do that?

“They are trying to make her out like a crazy stalker when actually it’s Usher and his camp that are doing all the harassing.”

The pair got married in August 2007 and have two sons together Naviyd, 10 months and Usher Raymond V. Usher filed for divorce back in June and has been linked with Def Jam music executive Grace Miguel.

His new album Raymond versus Raymond will be released on December 8, 2009, the first single from the album Papers about their messy divorce was released last week.



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