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R&B singer Usher claims ex-wife spit at girlfriend

Hip-hop artist Usher Raymond, left, stands in court during a brief recess in a legal battle with his ex-wife Tameka Foster Raymond, right, in a custody fight involving their two sons Tuesday, May 22, 2012, in Atlanta. The 33-year-old singer testified in court on Tuesday that Foster Raymond spit at and tried to fight his girlfriend during one nasty visit. He said his ex-wife hit him during the dispute, but that he didn't press charges because "I didn't want the boys to know that their father put their mother in jail." The two were married in 2007 and divorced two years later. (AP Photo/David Goldman)Hip-hop artist Usher Raymond, left, stands in court during a brief recess in a legal battle with his ex-wife Tameka Foster Raymond, right, in a custody fight involving their two sons Tuesday, May 22, 2012, in Atlanta. The 33-year-old singer testified in court on Tuesday that Foster Raymond spit at and tried to fight his girlfriend during one nasty visit. He said his ex-wife hit him during the dispute, but that he didn't press charges because "I didn't want the boys to know that their father put their mother in jail." The two were married in 2007 and divorced two years later. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

ATLANTA (AP) — R&B singer Usher Raymond is locked in a legal battle with his ex-wife arising from a custody fight over their two sons.

The 33-year-old testified in court on Tuesday that Tameka Foster Raymond spit at and tried to fight his girlfriend during one visit. He alleged that his ex-wife hit him during the dispute, but that he didn't press charges because "I didn't want the boys to know that their father put their mother in jail."

Tameka Raymond's attorney claims that Usher provoked her client and that his account is exaggerated.

Tameka Foster Raymond, ex-wife of Hip-hop artist Usher Raymond, reacts during testimony by Usher Raymond in court for a custody fight involving their two sons Tuesday, May 22, 2012, in Atlanta. Usher Raymond testified in court on Tuesday that Tameka Foster Raymond spit at and tried to fight his girlfriend during one nasty visit. He said his ex-wife hit him during the dispute, but that he didn't press charges because "I didn't want the boys to know that their father put their mother in jail." The two were married in 2007 and divorced two years later. (AP Photo/David Goldman)Tameka Foster Raymond, ex-wife of Hip-hop artist Usher Raymond, reacts during testimony by Usher Raymond in court for a custody fight involving their two sons Tuesday, May 22, 2012, in Atlanta. Usher Raymond testified in court on Tuesday that Tameka Foster Raymond spit at and tried to fight his girlfriend during one nasty visit. He said his ex-wife hit him during the dispute, but that he didn't press charges because "I didn't want the boys to know that their father put their mother in jail." The two were married in 2007 and divorced two years later. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

The two were married in 2007 and divorced two years later. Tameka Raymond has since fought for full custody of their two sons while Usher Raymond wants more visitation rights.