*Most reality stars (should) use reality TV to build their brands, but it’s also a great opportunity for celebrities like Tameka Raymond to clear the air.
Raymond hopes to use “Atlanta Exes” as exposure and a way to clear up those misconceptions of her that developed over the years — specifically following her tumultuous relationship and breakup with R&B crooner Usher.
Raymond wants the world to know there’s more to her than those headlines about her marriage, divorce and custody battle with Usher as well as her tragic loss of a child.
“Hopefully, they’ll figure out that I’m a girl. I’ve been a man for 7 or 8 years. Maybe it’ll establish that I’m a female,” joked Raymond — coming for those who’ve accused her of looking manly.
Being blasted as manly is one of the criticisms she’s faced over the years. But unlike some of her co-stars who haven’t been in the spotlight for as long as she has, she’s put up with the gossip and criticisms that come along with being involved with a celebrity.
“I’ve already heard every rumor under the sun,” she said. “I love that it’s not much more that they can come up with.”
Nevertheless, she’s made a good impression on viewers thus far after only two aired episodes of the show. But she considers herself NOT so much attention-hungry like other reality stars.
“I really consider myself the antithesis of it. I’m kinda super private,” she said. “I’m usually very anti-drama. I really don’t like drama; although, my life is surrounded by it. It seems to follow me.”
Watch what Usher thinks about Tameka joining the show below: