In a new interview with BE magazine, the ex-Mrs. Usher Raymond, Tameka Foster Raymond shed some light on why it continues to be good to be her despite…you know.
Here are some choice excerpts from her interview:
BE Magazine: What’s the BEst thing about BEing Tameka Raymond?
TR: You know I love being Tameka Raymond! Obviously, I love being a mother; like I said, that’s 1st & foremost. The Raymond part of it gives me a certain visibility to help others, for example, the work that I’m doing in the community with the girls, along with my other non-profit Which is The Oakland Natives, where we do backpack giveaways and school supplies. So I guess being Tameka Raymond really gives me that visibility. I do not consider myself a celebrity in any shape form or fashion, but I’d be in denial if I didn’t admit that I have a higher visibility than the average person. I like to be me.
BE Magazine: Break down the family aspect that you have & how that relates to you and entertainment.
TR: I’m really awful when it pertains to my entertainment aspect. I do not watch television, I just have so much going on & my mind is so busy…it just goes a mile a minute all the time, so I don’t really have the time to sit and watch the boob-tube. I don’t even sit on the computer often. I have assistants & a great team, so anything I need like emails, they print them out for me, so I’m not just sitting on the Internet a lot. I do like Twitter (as she laughs)!!!! Twittter is my entertainment. Everybody’s gotta have a vice, so I like that. I like it because I can communicate with different people. People send me any pertinent news, so I get my fair share of the scoop. I like to read a lot too. I’ve got an amazing book collection, so I sit and do that. That’s my personal situation, but as far as being a mother, that’s a juggling act daily. I have a that’s 19, so I deal with his issues of being 19, but then I have a 1 year old son, so there’s a broad spectrum. Anything you can imagine from a parenting aspect, I’ve experienced it or am going through it. That’s why I don’t have time for TV.
She doesn’t watch TV, but was rumored to be trying to get her own reality show or join a popular one (The Real Housewives of Atlanta). She says she barely stays online but has been involved in a number of beefs with ATL-based bloggers.
I guess if you continue to play around with the truth everything can be as good as you want it to be.
Or wait, maybe I’m a “hater.” If so, she has a message for them, too:
BE Magazine: It’s no secret that you’re currently in the middle of controversy at it’s worst; what does Tameka tell the HATERS?
TR: I don’t even address them. They’re not even on my radar! All I tell a hater is to CATCH UP! If folks say the wrong things [on Twitter], it’s a simple function…I hit the BLOCK because the the block is hot! It’s simple & beautiful.