Usher and Tameka spent three years duking it out in court over their two sons, Usher V and Naviyd. While they were originally given joint physical custody, each asked for full custody of the kids. The case was full of wild accusations: Usher claimed that his ex-wife had spit on and threatened to fight his girlfriend, while Tameka accused Usher of cheating on her with one of her bridesmaids, using drugs in front of the kids and being an absentee father. "Absentee from the aspect of having to go and work, that probably would be her version or idea what absentee would be," Usher later told Oprah Winfrey. "But no, I'm not an absentee father at all."
In March 2010, Usher released his sixth album, aptly titled "Raymond v. Raymond," which dealt with the crumbling of his marriage. "My music is about where I am at the time," Usher told MTV. "In 'Raymond v. Raymond,' I was going through a lot of things, and it came out in my music. My marriage fell apart and I was suddenly a single father."