In the latest issue of Sister 2 Sister magazine, Tameka Foster Raymond explains her 2009 health scare when she suffered cardiac arrest in Brazil, resulting from complications from near plastic surgery procedure on her stomach. Her then husband, singer Usher Raymond, was scheduled to perform at Clive Davis’s annual Pre-Grammy Gala, but canceled at the last minute to be at his wife’s bedside.
Excerpt via Crunktastical:
“I had a Brazilian nanny. It was her son’s birthday. She was very sad she couldn’t go and see him for his birthday. The tickets are very expensive to go. I had a little slight attitude, and I was like, ‘You want to go to Brazil? We’re gonna go.’ It was one of those Waiting To Exhale moments. You know how women do that? And when I got there, I started seeing all those pretty people walking around. And I was like ‘Dang!’ And my nanny was formerly a nurse there and she said, ‘Oh yeah, its popular here and inexpensive.”
“She was even telling me how people would get it and they would snap back so fast. And I just had a little pooch. I’ve always been a person who has been into my body and staying fit. And I had a baby, like, three months earlier. And I’m not going to lie, I was mad at my husband at the time so I thought, ‘Let’s take a trip.’”
“So I took my sister. I took my nanny. And I took my assistant. And everybody was shocked, like, ‘Vacation?’ I was like ‘Yep. I’m going to Brazil.’ And I had never been before and it was beautiful. The weather was hot, So me, I was just trying to be spontaneous. I sent the children to him with another nanny and assistant. I was like, ‘You deal with them.’ You know? ‘You want to be M.I.A. for the most part? You deal with them.’ And when I got there I made a really dumb decision. It was dumb, because it wasn’t nothing a few crunches and another month wouldn’t have gotten off. I never had the surgery. I ended up going into cardiac arrest while I was getting anesthesia.”
So, she got mad at Usher and decided the best way to get back at him for not being around and out on the road working was to send him the kids from Brazil and get liposuction? That’s the way to do it O_o
Meanwhile, In the same issue, she’s sticking to her story about black women and their continuous hate for her relationship. She tells the publication:
It’s a sad scenario because the lack of support that we received was from the Black women. Only the ignorant people are the loud one and are the ones bashing on blogs and talking and writing up terrible stories and false reports and all of that. That’s ignorance. People with sense,they’re busy”.