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Usher Talks New Album, Single Fatherhood, Girlfriend Grace Miguel And More

Veteran R&B crooner Usher is gearing up to hit the road for  his “UR Experience Tour,” which kicks off in November, and he recently headed over to Billboard magazine for an in-depth interview and photo shoot.

During the lengthy convo, Mr. Good Kisser opened up about everything from why he delayed the release of his new album, to his friendship with Diddy, to single fatherhood and even went into rare detail about his relationship with manager/girlfriend Grace Miguel.

Check out a few excerpts from the interview below.

via Billboard Magazine

On balancing single fatherhood with being an entertainer:
I’m not a morning person, but I’ve become one as the result of having kids.

The morning is my private time to spend with my boys. The music industry doesn’t allow you to go to bed until five in the morning anyway. You have to just keep rolling.

On how his friendship with Diddy helped him “earn his stripes”:
I’d say I earned my stripes in New York City. My time with Puff, it gave me chutzpah. I got to see performers like Tupac Shakur.  Redman, Method Man, Ice Cube. I got to perform onstage with The Notorious B.I.G., be in sessions with him and Craig Mack.

I got to be part of the driving force that was Bad Boy, that was Puff.

Usher also gave fans a rare glimpse into his relationship with girlfriend Grace Miguel and opened up about pushing back his album release. Hit the flip to read what else he had to say.

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