Usher‘s ex-wife, Tameka Foster, has set out to prevent further loss of life by launching a petition to drain the same lake in which her son died.

On Thursday (July 6), Foster announced her efforts to push for Georgia’s Lake Lanier to be emptied, following a tragic jet ski accident that took the life of her son, Kile Glover, 11 years ago.



Foster took to Instagram to honor her son as well as to shed light on the petition, writing: “On this significant day, July 6, we remember the tragic accident on Lake Lanier that forever altered my life. My courageous son, Kile Glover, fought for two weeks with unwavering strength until his passing on July 21. Today, we honor his memory by rallying together for change.”

She continued, “Let’s ensure a safer future by demanding improved safety measures, better zoning, and the removal of haunted debris from the lake. Join me in signing the petition and sharing this vital cause. Together, we can create a fresh start and bring about lasting transformation. #JusticeForKile #SignForSafety #IWILLFIGHTTILTHEENDOFMYDAYS.”

Within the first half of 2022, there were 14 boating-related fatalities, 67 injuries, and 114 incidents on the lake, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. It is also estimated that 700 deaths have occurred there since 1956.

Prior to being a Georgia landmark, Lake Lanier was home to the town of Oscarville — a thriving Black community full of carpenters, blacksmiths, and bricklayers, with farming as their top money-maker.

That is, until 1912, when a white woman by the name of Mae Crow, 19, was found dead in a wooded area near Oscarville, presumably after being raped.

As nightfall drew near, mobs called night riders attacked the town of Oscarville — burning it to the ground and driving the Black community out. Many residents of the historic town died trying to flee the destruction.

Following the aftermath, in the late 1950s, the Buford Dam was built, and Lake Lanier was formed, erasing the town’s history.

Meanwhile, Usher has been caught up in some controversy for serenading the women of Hip Hop and R&B with “There Goes My Baby,” while performing as part at his Vegas residency.

In a clip that surfaced online on Saturday (July 8), the R&B powerhouse can be seen sweetly serenading Saweetie.

Joe Budden Jokes About Usher & Keke Palmer 'Booty Cheeks' Drama
Joe Budden Jokes About Usher & Keke Palmer 'Booty Cheeks' Drama

But unlike the women who were previously serenaded by the “U Got It Bad” singer, Saweetie kept her hands — and her body — mostly to herself, keeping a cool face as she bopped along to the song, and leading to speculation that “YG definitely gave her the talk.”

Days prior, Nope star KeKe Palmer made headlines when a steamy clip showed the actor/singer — wearing a see-through black lace dress and undergarment — hugging and dancing next to Usher, who had ventured into the audience to woo her during a show.

After the footage went viral on social media, Palmer’s baby father, Darius Jackson, took to Twitter to share his disappointment with his girlfriend’s wardrobe choice. “It’s the outfit tho.. you a mom,” he tweeted at the time.



Jackson then removed all of the photos of himself and Palmer together from his Instagram page, though photos of Jackson with the child he shares with Palmer remain.

Subsequently, it was revealed the duo unfollowed one another, suggesting that a breakup was either imminent or had already taken place.