We all know Usher tells it like it is; on 2004′s Confessions, he filled us in on what goes on between the sheets. His latest disc, Here I Stand, which you can listen to and read about, lifts the curtain on everything from what happens at the club to Usher’s newly domesticated life. Now the R&B phenom wants to answer one of your questions. Tell us something you want to know about Usher in our comments section. We’ll pick the best, and he’ll provide a video answer.
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Oh boy. We’ve just started getting emails buzzing that Usher and his wife of a few months, Tameka, have separated. The pair, who’ve been constantly beat up in the press, allegedly split up three weeks ago, but Usher was unsure whether to make a statement or let the news leak. Looks like he chose the latter! Interestingly enough, Usher’s album drops in six days, and we spotted his second video already on some blogs today. Think the timing of this juicy rumor’s a coincidence? Yeah, neither do we. Regardless, the couple have an infant son together, so if the news is true, let’s hope they end it amicably for their little guy.
Update: Usher is appearing on Ellen DeGeneres‘ talk show tomorrow, and talks about his wife and son, saying, “My approach of life?he is my reason for living ? outside of my wife, obviously, for helping me have him.?
Update #2: The singer’s manager is denying the rumor. “It’s 100% not true,” says Benny Medina. “Usher and Tameka are currently traveling in Europe together as a family on his promotional tour.”
What do YOU think?
Calling Brangelina, TomKat, X-Tina, Nicole, and Jarc Lopanthony!!! Usher thinks you and your million dollar baby photos are disgusting! He’s speaking out against all the celebs who accept cash from mags in exchange for baby pics, and he’s pissssssed. “In no way would I ever pimp out my child for money,” he growled to Page Six after rumors swelled that he too was selling pics of his newborn, Usher V. “I am livid that people talk about my child.”
He also ranted about the (mis)treatment of his wife Tameka, stating, “I stand by her as a man loving my wife and being there for my child . . . this is my wife and I would hope that [people] would respect my wife and my marriage and who I have chosen to spend my life with.” Certainly we respect Usher’s opinion (his wife is another story) and agree with his baby-pimpin’ stance. Still, we find it a little odd that he’d then pose with his son – for free – on the cover of the June issue of Essence magazine. Isn’t it possible to pimp even if no cash exchanges hands? [Page Six]
Oh man. Chili is seriously asking for an ass-whupping from Usher‘s wife Tameka. The TLC singer recently revealed that of all the men she’s loved and lost – including Marlon Wayans – her ex Usher was the one she was meant to be with. Too bad he had all those “confessions” that prevented their relationship from really working out. Even Chili knows Tameka’s not gonna like what she has to say – let’s just hope she’s in hiding somewhere! Check out her revelation below. Think there’s a chance they’d ever get back together?
“Lord, Tameka gonna be trying to fight people. But honestly I will say, although Marlon is the one that got away, Usher is the one that I truly did love. Like that was truly my first adult love. I love him very much and I will always love him. I don?t know how you love someone that deeply and just stop loving them. I?m not in love with him anymore but I can?t say that I don?t love him anymore. And of course I do want him to be happy and all but me and him had what I never had in any of my other relationships, and that was chemistry. Even in that picture that you have up. Any picture that you see with the two of us, you see it. It?s just there! I could be standing next to him til this day and people will be like ?Wow?. It?s not that you are wondering if we are back together again, it?s just that we look like we just go together.”
Uh oh – all was peaceful after their baby was born, but Mrs. Usher is back and churning up the drama all over again. Tameka Foster, who married Usher this fall, was allegedly very unhappy that her man handpicked singer/songwriter hottie Keri Hilson to play his love interest in the video for his new song “Love in the Club.” A spy on set revealed that “Tameka is very insecure. Even in rehearsals she was weird and clearly not happy that Keri is so gorgeous. Tameka threw a lot of attitude.”
She even went so far as to uglify Keri (and possibly risk the hotness of her hubby’s video) by dressing her down and not allowing her to bring her hairdresser on set. “The day of the shoot, Tameka dressed Keri very badly – she looked like an extra,” revealed the source. Tameka also apparently banned Usher’s longtime choreographer from the video set, and she’s had strained relations with his mom in the past as well. How long is it gonna take for Usher to notice that she might be, uh, isolating him out of her own insecurities?? [NYP]
Usher‘s wife, Tameka Foster, reportedly gave birth to a boy Monday night. Word is that Tameka and baby are expected to head home from the hospital on Wednesday. The family has yet to release a statement, so details are scant. We know nothing of the boy’s name or his birth weight. I know the mystery of Usher’s child’s birth weight is going to keep you up at night, so rest assured, we will keep you updated as details roll in. The story is still developing…like a newborn, actually. [People]
Usher‘s next album, the follow-up to his gazillion-selling 2004 disc Confessions, was set to drop later this year (you know, when every other artist in the history of recorded sound is set to release their new album in an attempt to cash in on the holiday-buying frenzy). However, word is that it’s been delayed till 2008. The official unofficial story is that Usher’s pregnant wife, Tameka Foster, has him whipped — she’s demanding that he cater to her and their coming child (due later this year) before he devotes himself to the necessary promotion of his album.
That a tidy tale that serves to further vilify Tameka (she’s already hated by fans), but what if the problem lies not in Tameka’s demands, but in Usher’s producer Jermaine Dupri?
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