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All On The Cover: Usher Covers Vegas

Usher covers Vegas Magazine and from the looks of it, it seems like he’s back to the way his fans love him.

The magazine quoted him saying, In time I’m going to grow older, but I hope that I can be remembered for being a great father to my sons, a gentleman, and a renaissance man.”

Trying to pin down what Usher has been up to lately could take hours of interviews and a river of ink. At the moment, he’s set to release his sixth studio album, “Monster”, as well as the third fragrance in his collection, VIP. Then there’s his philanthropy work and his eponymous foundation (through which 20 teens will get to direct the first video off Monster). On top of all that, he’s the father of two young sons, one-and-a-half-year-old Usher Raymond V and seven-month-old Naviyd Ely Raymond. (“That’s all I need, a daughter to make me superweak,” he jokes about adding to his brood.) In June, he announced his separation from his wife of two years, Tameka Foster.

With this much going on in his life, it’s no wonder that Usher sequestered himself and his crew in Las Vegas to produce Monster. Usher and his team, including music superstars Pharrell, Jermaine Dupri and Bryan-Michael Cox, rented out the third floor of the Palms Resort Casino, then made a daily commute to the resort’s in-house recording studio, where everyone from Elton John to Mary J Blige to Axl Rose has laid down tracks. “Vegas is good livin’, a product of positive energy, upward thinking,” Usher says. “Every time we’d go out to a club, there would be motivation there. [Recording in Vegas] allowed me to open my mind and just be creative and think outside the box.”

He even discusses how he plans on being back real lovemaking music for the masses:

“The sex in music, the good sex in music, the lovemaking in music, we’ve begun to depart from it. Right now it’s all about hitting it and quitting it. I think there are a ton of women out there who want to be made love to and want to have that song going that they really want to make love to.”

Check out more photos and a video of the photoshoot below.

Source: Upscaleswagger/Stuff Fly People Like/Roc4Life

“What do you think of his cover shot?”

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Music News: Tameka Foster Cheated on Usher?

Did Tameka Foster Cheat On Usher?…

Usher and Tameka Foster’s divorce is about to get nasty. With $80 million up in the air Usher will apparently tell the court that Tameka has been cheating and he is not the father of 6-month-old son, Naviyd. A friend of the star told The National Enquirer :

“The first thing Usher said was, ‘How did that happen?’ — because he was gone a lot, and their sex life was very, very limited.” “He’s determined to get truthful answers.”

When Naviyd was born last December, Usher and Tameka were already separated.


Posted in Celebrity Breakups, Celebrity Couple No More, Divorce, Tameka Foster, Usher

Celebrity Breakups: Usher & Tameka Head to Divorce Court

Usher‘s marriage to his former stylist Tameka Foster has hit a stumbling block. The R&B singer has filed a divorce from his wife of 2 years after living separately for one year.

The 30-year-old “Confessions” hitmaker filed the papers in Atlanta, Georgia on Friday. No details were given regarding the split.

They have two sons together: 18-month-old Usher Raymond V and 6-month-old Naviyd Ely Raymond. Foster, 38, also has two children from a previous marriage and another one from a teenage pregnancy.

The split took fans by surprise as Usher had been adamant in defending his marriage to the older woman. It was reported then that his mother quit as his manager after disapproving his son’s marriage to Foster. His mother came back as his manager last year.

In May 2008, he launched an impromptu attack against people against his marriage last year during a live telecast of MTV’s “TRL.”

He said during a segment of the show, “I love my wife very, very much. There was a little rumor earlier this week about us separating. It ain’t true. We in love. Get outta here.”

“Matter of fact, I’m tired of people continuing to talk so much trash about me, know what I’m saying? Any my relationship. My wife is not 40 years old. I love her to death and I’m a black, strong man in America standing up for my people – as a man to my wife, to my son, to my family.”

He interrupted host Damien Fahey again to refute reports that his wife had anything to do with his firing his mother.

Foster suffered a heart attack after undergoing liposuction in Brazil earlier this year, with rumors emerged that Usher did not even know his wife was having the procedure in the country.

The first hearing on their divorce is scheduled on July 15.

Take a look back at their relationship…[more photos below]