Usher's ex-wife Tameka Raymond thinks she has been stereotyped as a ''gold-digger''.
The 41-year-old stylist - who was married to the 'Yeah' singer for two years until 2009 - claims she is fully able to support herself and claims those who call her a money grabber should think more before they speak as they are suggesting Usher is not loveable without his cash.
She said: ''I think this is the typical stereotype. If a woman who has lesser means, even if she is successful and hardworking and does her thing in her own right, marries someone that's what they call marrying up, someone that has more means or more money, they're automatically a gold digger.
''I haven't seen one unity where someone hasn't been called a gold digger. The woman is always a gold digger. It's kind of an insult to the men because it means they're not loveable.''
Tameka - who has children Usher Raymond V, four, and Naviyd, three with Usher - lost her son Kile earlier this year, and she admits she is still in shock about it.
She told 'Entertainment Tonight': ''The thing that happened with my son, I think I'm probably still in shock. I don't know how to really put it into words. It's very hard.''
Speaking recently, Usher revealed he did not see ''eye-to-eye'' with his ex.
He said: ''We don't see eye-to-eye. The friend that I was to Tameka, I don't know that I could ever be again, because I really felt like we were friends. She made us enemies in a way that I could never have understood.''