The R&B superstar testified that his former spouse once went berserk and threw food, spit on his girlfriend and tried to start a catfight during an explosive jealous rage.
“She wanted to fight,” he told the Atlanta court hearing his bitter child custody trial, E! News reported. “She said, ‘I’m gonna kick your a--. B----, get out of the car. How dare you bring this woman into my subdivision.”
The singer claimed his ex-wife hit him during the alleged attack but that he decided not to press charges for the sake of the couple’s young sons.
“I didn't want the boys to know that their father put their mother in jail,” he testified.
Foster Raymond’s lawyer countered that Usher provoked her client and that his account was exaggerated.
On Monday, Usher wiped away tears as his testimony centered on allegations he cares more about partying than he does about his kids.
He dabbed his eyes with a white tissue as his ex-wife’s lawyer confronted him with photos allegedly showing him carousing in a European nightclub in February, TMZ.com reported.
The “Yeah!” singer tried to explain the circumstances surrounding the snaps, but the judge suggested he let his lawyer finish her objection.
“I was actually in Holland. I was in Holland when this picture was taken. It was for…” he piped up as the judge cut him off.
“You’re paying your lawyers to talk for you, so you don’t want to talk over them,” the judge said.
Usher, who’s fighting for more time with his boys, also was grilled about his drug use, TMZ said.
He admitted he has smoked pot in the past but insisted he never used drugs in front of the children.
He hedged on the subject of seeing his boys while under the influence, TMZ reported.
Foster Raymond is asking for full custody of 4-year-old Usher Raymond V and 3-year-old Naviyd Ely Raymond.
The couple tied the knot in 2007 and divorced two years later.