Usher Dishes Out Tough Love

- By Bossip Staff

Posted by Bossip Staff

Check out Usher on the cover of Vibe’s July issue. Apparently he talks about being “married with a vengeance” and “retiring” his mother:

“[Usher] ended his 15-year professional relationship with [mother] Jonetta Patton just days before Mother’s Day last year. She then missed his wedding to Tameka Foster last August. He admits the pair fell out, over what he considered to be her lack of support, but he has stressed that he parted ways with her for her own sake.

Usher (says), ‘(I paid her) the ultimate compliment – to retire her to be a full-time grandmother. My mother and I decided to change her situation. There was a conversation. I didn’t write her a letter or pink slip her.’

The 29-year-old star admits the split was hard for him, but necessary for his career: ‘I hurt more than anything over these last two years when I felt my mother didn’t really embrace my situation. My mother is an aggressive person. She makes hard decisions, and she caused me to make a hard decision as well.'”

Whatevah Usher – firing “retiring” your moms is straight gangsta. SMH.

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    Stand up for your man then URSH!!!

  • brneyegrl

    Damn dumped the mom to marry the stylest…He’s a go getta’ 🙂 Congrats Usher! you’re number 1!!

  • Mississippi Girl

    I am so tired of him trying to prove to everyone that he is “happily” married! Who is he trying to convince? Himself or the public?

  • He's Presidential

    Ursh’s a punk for firing his mom the way he did. marrying Maneka I hope they’re happy.

  • Sex C

    Usher, gets a big fat HOE SIT DOWN. Mother always knows what’s best!!!! RIGHT?

    Or maybe not.

  • Southern Belle 225

    Um, didn’t he say they both came to that decision for her to step down? Either way, he doesn’t have to allow her to be his manager forever. That’s a tad bit controlling and she is wrong if she tries to make him feel guilty for putting his family first.

  • trish

    I have seen videos with him and his mom and she was always disrespecting him and at on point even said that she didn’t like him so how could treat your son like that and expect him to listen to your advice. I have 2 boys and when they get older I want to be able to support them and not tear them down.

  • LdyK

    Usher i am sooooo tired of you and your PROFESSIONS of love for this woman….WE GET IT BOO!!!!!!!! please give it a rest.

    Please just focus on your album and your new life. We dont care about her and y’alls personal life. Please stop “getting your cycle” everytime you are interviewing …it’s old not to mention corny.

  • chris

    OMG, He is dating with a big black woman —(((((((–I n t i m a t e m i n g l e. c o m–)))))))—- where you will view his very special photos, also keeping meet lots of handsome Black and white Men.

  • LdyK

    secondly a man needs to step away fromt the nest and his mama, but he also needs to know his mom will always be there…even when triflin hoes wanna get new.

  • UpgreydU

    I hate to say it but, I think he’s going to regret this enire situation in a few years when the “honeymoon” phase wears off.

    If that marriage lasts five years, I’d be suprised!

  • DaOne

    Funny how his first album after “retiring” is his worst album in my opinion. Karma?

  • VoiceOfReason

    Go ahead Usher. My husband has to check my mother-in-law a couple times a year too.

  • Marquis de Sade

    Well ultimately it’s his moms fault. Her (allegedly) overbearing parenting all but neutered him – Is it any wonder that he would replace her with another (allegedly) overbearing older woman? This is classic karma with an Oedipus like twist.

  • uptowngirl

    @ Southern Belle – good points.

    That’s his wife and if he like it whateva. But I also agree he needs to stop constantly talking about that situation. Enough already.

  • UpgreydU

    When I look at Barack and Michelle Obama, I can tell that there is a genuine love between them. I would even venture to say the same about Bey and J, and JD and Janet but with Usher and Tameka……not so much!

  • Phoebe

    He did the right thing. He wouldn’t keep talking about his marriage if reporters wouldn’t ask. He just wants to deal with it and get it over with, once and for all.

  • Ebony

    Kudos to Usher for standing up for his family!! That stance alone is enough to earn anyones respect. Yes, Tamika has flaws BUT who doesn’t??? She is the woman he chose (which I dont think she’s guys should really leave her alone) and if people are HIS true fans, they will have no other option but to respect him. His mother did a great job raising him and she too should be proud. Team Ush!!!

  • He's Presidential

    That’s tru keesh because every since he has been “Promoting” his album he has been defending his marriage.

  • Ayzha

    Usher’s a faggot.. Who u tryna convince us or urself that you love that hoodrat of a wife with all them damn kids….

  • Qt

    mama knows best .. when he divorces in two years, mama will just shake her head

  • DaOne

    Usher is an entertainer and I think it is unprofessional of him to let his personal life interfere with his career. Like I said, his career has suffered b/c of this! Whoever his new manager is needs to be fired as well. His album is his worst ever and his performances(which was his niche) has not been up to par. Please do an interview to address your downfall and how you are going to correct that! Really don’t care who you sleep with.

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    He got a lot of nerves offering her a job as full time grandmother, like he’s doing her a favor..Why should she give up her career to take care of his child..Maybe she’s not content sitting at home being a grandma.

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