Tameka Foster On Why Her Wedding Was Cancelled

With rumors swirling that her marriage and pregnancy were both poorly staged publicity stunts, Tameka Foster has stepped forward to talk to People magazine and set the record straight as to why her nuptials to Usher Raymond were cancelled just hours before they were due to walk down the aisle.

“No one knows why we canceled the wedding, but I can tell you that all of the reasons that everyone is speculating and writing about are completely untrue,” Foster told PEOPLE Monday, but she declined to reveal more about why the nuptials were called off.

Sources tell PEOPLE at issue were family matters (Usher’s mother and former manager Jonetta Patton was against the wedding) and disagreements between the would-be-bride and groom over wedding details.

Foster, 37, who is now in Atlanta (as is Usher, 28) does address one rumor that spread on local radio stations and blogs – that following Saturday’s canceled ceremony, she checked into a local hospital and went into pre-term labor.

“We had a scare,” she says. “But, I am fine and the baby is fine.” The couple announced in June that they were expecting their first child together, due this fall.

Foster and Usher’s nuptials were scheduled to take place this past Saturday at the Hamptons residence of Island Def Jam CEO L.A. Reid.

But hours before the scheduled ceremony, a source told PEOPLE that the 70 to 100 guests who were expected to attend were advised that it wasn’t taking place as originally planned.

At the time, a publicist for the R&B singer, Patti Webster, said in a statement, “It was announced today that the wedding ceremony for Usher Raymond IV and Tameka Foster was canceled. No additional information will be given regarding the circumstances of the cancellation, but we hope the privacy of this matter will be respected.”


  1. Boi Usher needs to get this together cz rumours are flyin and people don’t know if he is for real or he is just doin this whole publicity stunt. I wish him the best and Tameka boi … the less said the better.

  2. When I heard the wedding was cancelled I knew this was some straight up fake drama created to spark interest in Usher, his new album and cologne. How embarrassing he felt he had to go to such lengths to stay relevant. πŸ™„

  3. No personal content is worth publicity. A “stay” or a blessing. You, Tameka, can only be sure.

  4. :brownsista: usher just had second revelations, lol!
    he know with a past like hers it is very questionable and can possibly damper his career.

    he is human as the majority of us i hope and these are his life lessons.

    not for anyone else to judge!

  5. Hmmm, I can’t say I care one way or another about this one. I’m not a part of Usher’s fan base, but every now and then I enjoy listening to some of his songs.

    It seems he has been in the entertainment news columns more in the past few months than he has in his entire career. So maybe this is all just for publicity. If it is, it worked because I seem to know all about him and this engagement. But if it isn’t, he should consider how his personal life will affect the promotion of his new album.

  6. That just a likely excuse. He got cold feet. He just needs to slide her some child support like Diddy does and go on pimping or got back to chilli beause I liked her better. She looks like she’s mean a little. CHilli is cuddley.

  7. I just now heard that the wedding is still on, but I won’t believe it until they say I DO and jump the broom.

  8. WHO CARES….I’m so sick of hearing about these two and all of their drama….If they are getting married for the wrong reasons It will come back and bite them in the end, unfortunately there will be a innocent child caught up in this mess, but all everyone can do is speculate and wait and see what happens….I must admit I’m suprised in Usher’s choice for marriage but if that’s what he wants so be it, at least she’s black….Look at puff dodo and Jay-Z who only want beauty queen trophy chicks women on their arm….I’m not knocking Usher at all…Good luck to them I hope their love is real.


  9. Next….who cares! Good luck to them…for whatever they do.

  10. :iagree: Well, Usher is human,he’s not perfect at all.If he and Tameka made a mistake,it will come back to haunt them,not us. πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

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