Could Usher be ready to re-hire his mother Jonnetta Patton as his manager. According to a report in the NY Daily News, Usher is considering doing just that.
Here's what they're saying:
Now that Usher's new album has been slow off the mark, he's blaming [his new manager Benny] Medina, say sources. True, the CD, "Here I Stand," debuted at number one. But Usher is said to have been disappointed that it sold 433,000 in its first week, compared with his last CD, 2004's "Confessions," which had sales of 1.1 million in its first seven days.
Medina, who's an expert at holding artists' hands, reassured Usher that his latest sales were nothing to be ashamed of, considering the current climate of the record business. But then, three weeks later, Lil Wayne's album, "Tha Carter III," sold more than one million copies its first week out.
"Usher was livid!," claims an insider. "He threatened to fire everyone."
And in case you're wondering what Tameka Foster, Usher's wife thinks about all this. According to the report, "now that Foster has given [Jonetta] a grandson, the two ladies are said to be getting along better."
That's the best decision that Usher's made in about a year and a half...
I wouldn't say that his career is "fluttering" <--who uses that, after love in this club....
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the career is OVER
NOW ALL HE HAS 2 DO IS GET DAT MONKEY OFF HIS BACK...U ONLY GET 1 MOM USHER..THEM HOES COME *** GO...
I agree...he sucks now...his performances are lacking...
she it aint his mother....you know who it is, but moms was doin a good job. shes a stricked person even with her sons....
IF I WAS HER I WOULD DEMAND DOUBLE THE SALARY...YOU DUMP YOUR MOM FOR SOME PU$$Y!!! AINT NO CAT THAT GOOD!
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He *** have "retired" her in the first place..Hes an idiot..IMO
even tho mommy was doing a good job to begin with, i dont think usher is relevant anymore...at least not like he was. he might want to call it a day.
USHER is officially wack! Marriage did nothing for him and its time for squarehead to take another route. Try acting at least you can pretend to be happy....
Too late! Usher needed to re-invent himself and he didn't. His music and performances seem extremely weak this time around because he is too big of an artist to just blend in. He has to be the trend setter or it won't work. I'm not too sure how much help his mother can be at this point.
Mama knows best!
YES, YES, YES, bring Ms. Patton back!! Usher was once one of the biggest stars in the world, now he's become a certified flop. I guess he thought his career really wasn't going to fail when he FIRED his mom and allow his ignorant wife to take the wheel. I guess he just got the memo. LOL!!! I hope he ain't blaming Benny Medina for his mistakes.
Point blank.. the fans got tired of his ***$#t and decided to take their money elsewhere!
Congratulations, to lil' Wayne.
Its his business, but he brought all these extra's in his life, now his performance, I seen so far, sucks. Wife always commenting or hating on everything he's doing and he is listening to her cause she's his wife. Need to blame hisself.
Yea, Usher time is up, all he does is lip sing now, he's not as good as he use to be.
Ursher better wake up! Broads, even wives, come and go, but your mother is your mother. ***.
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um who cares usher lost it and thats that nothing is possible to get him back to the status he use to have
MAMA: NOW THAT YOU RUINED YOUR CAREER YOU WANT MY HELP!!!
USHER: (CRYING)I SHOULD HAVE NEVER LET YOU GO.
MAMA: THAT'S WHAT YOU GET FOR BEING AN AZZ. BUT I'LL THINK I PASS. I RATHER SCRATCH MY EYES OUT.
He *** have fired her anyway... that heffa tameka put a root on him lol.
MAMMA KNOWS BEST. BUT I STILL LIKE USHER'S MUSIC, I THINK THAT HE IS JUST MORE RESERVE MAYBE..SINCE HE'S A MARRIED MAN..OR MAYBE TIRED FROM DADDY DUTY.
Usher, your done. Step away from the music industry. Go be happy with yor wife and kid. DUmb *** *** fired your mother in the first place. But then again this is Karma. First you cheated on chilli, then you sold million. NOw your a big flop and nobodies listening to your music. Sorry I been stop likng you when everybody thought it was good that U cheated.
Plus lil wayne is way better then you and he's been going a hole lot more then you.
WHILE HESAT THAT HE CAN DUMP HIS BETCHOF A WIFE HE HAS
@upsouthboy U are right about that.. lol
He needs to do domething cuz he will soon be a has-been.. I love Usher..
IF SO, NO MATTER WHAT HIS MOM WILL BE THERE FOR HIM. I LOVE HIS MUSIC.
hey usher, if ur reading this:" YOU NEED TO GET RID OF THAT MAN-EKA WOMAN YOU CALL YOUR WIFE!!!!!!! am sure ur momma was right not liking her. GET RID OF HER, U'LL BE AMERICA'S SWEETIE AGAIN.
URSHER IS A HASBEEN. I WOULD UNDER NO *** BY THIS ALBUM. MOVING MOUNTAINS MAKES ME WANT TO JAM A DIRTY RUSTY SPOON IN BOTH MY EAR DRUMS
Usher is washed up. I told my friend that. That song Moving Mountains is so wack. Chris Brown wears the crown now. Everyone talked about Chris's performance at the BET Awards and no one was excited about Usher's. I knew I wasn't going to buy his album. Arrogant self the tables are turn, he's just like Sisoqo now, whom he talked about.
Wow!!! I wouldn't help his tired azz. He should've known that his career would falter when he married Tameka. It happens to the best of stars so why not him. It also doesn't help that he is gaining weight like an elephant. Succinctly stated, his career is over.Bye Usher, hello Chris Brown.
it's called Karma people, He'll make your enermy your footstool..Get rid of that access baggage usher and then maybe you can re-invent yourself.
He was crazy to fire her anyway. Forgot where he came from. Hopefully she can help him...cause he hasn't been coming hard at all!
YEAH USHER IS ASKING HIS MOM TO BE HIS MANGER AGIAN HE WAS STUPTED TO FRIRING HER IN THE FRIST PLACE HIS WIFE NOW RELISED THAT USHER NEED HIS MOM AFTER ALL AM GLAD THAT THEY NOW GETTING ALONG NOW HIS WIFE DONR NEED TO BE A *** THAT MURCH ANYWAY SHE BEEN HIDING THESE DAYS AND SGHE FINLEY LETTING USHER GO TO PLACES WITH OUT HER SHE KNWS THAT HE BE COMING HOME TO HER AND THEERE FAMILY DONY
thats what he gets....stick to evil that you know...y did he fire her in the first place..dumb ***
He should NEVER have fired his mother.
his stiff *** should give it up! picking that ole *** lady over his momma! i hope ur career rots in hell!
give em' hell, momma!!
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Here's the thing, Usher isn't bringing anything new and exciting to the table. It seems like all he is doing is making a cd with more "confessions" tracks on it. and his dance moves look the same. his performances look the same. he's washed up and he doesn't have to be. all he has to do is be a little more current. Im sick of the stiff choreography to club songs. bring some slow jams or some soul to it. did i mention his videos all look the same.
HE BETTER GIVE HER A RAISE.
I'm glad he's considering his mom again because she had him on point.
"Mom's will always be there for ya no matter what!" He will bring it, watch and C!!!!
Usher should probably blame the fiasco surrounding his marriage as some of his previous fan base fell out of favor with him over it. He should also probably blame the fact that the up and coming artists are stealing his juice since he's been out of the performance spotlight (Neyo, J Holliday, and the like). He should just blame the industry as a whole, since the listeners don't embrace good R&B like they used to. He could blame the fact that he needs to mature his music and style of performance up since he's almost 30. He can't keep performing like Chris Brown and 'em because he's too old for that, although he's still in great shape. There's just too many factors involved than just blaming it on Benny, although Benny might have lost some juice himself since he brokered Will Smith's television career. Usher's not the first artist to walk away from Benny.
Fck Ursher...I HAVE NO RESPECT FOR A MAN WHO DISRESPECTS HIS MOTHER.Real Talk.Broklyn Lives-Think B.I.G.
Pluse he's tied up in an NBA franchise who does not know what to do with their cash cow marquee player, and are about to lose him in two years (LeBron James). Now that's not his fault because he probably does not make decisions on contracts and getting quality players around Lebron. But his money is in the organization, and the team is about to tank in a couple years if they don't keep James and get other players. Not a good look for Usher.
I saw Usher on the 4th of July at Magic Kingdom in Orlando. He was there with Tameika and her kids. If you wanted proof that this man's career is done...you should have been there. Not one person even looked in his direction twice. He was walking through with a white cap and t-*** and no one even paid him any attention whatsoever. Maneika was walking behind him and you can't miss her really...she's fugly as hell.
I lost all respect for him after he fired his mother and will never buy any of his music. This woman raised him by herself and made him who he is and he's gonna turn around and disrespect her for a woman like Tameika....please!!! He's a loser!
the Confessions album sold like that
because it was rocked with "scandal"...
this one, he's just appears to be
an old married man...
...and really ain't nobody tryna hear it
I really don't think that Chris Brown can "sing" better than Usher...his vocals arent near on par, nor does CB have a "grown man's" voice yet. Don't get me wrong, totally dig CB's style, but he still just sounds like a high school boy...need to grow some!
But as far as Usher is concerned, yes, the marriage did take some of the "mystique" away from his *** appeal, yet, he would have been ok if this fool would've UPDATED HIS STYLE! That tired azz 'taliban beard' and oversized, ol skool Bobby Womack glasses have got to f*cking go! And don't me started on dude's hundred year old fadecut like he aint seen clippers in years!
Get it together man!
my boy usher Raymond!!
USHER HAS TO REMEMBER THAT THE SAME FANS HE WENT OFF ON ABOUT HIS WIFE..ARE THE SAME FANS THAT WERE THERE BEFORE HE GOT MARRY AND THE SAME ONES HE NEEDED TO BUY HIS MUSIC.
HE NO LONGER APPEALS TO THE SAME CROWD OF FANS..HE DANCES LIKE HE IS STIFF..CAN NOT TOUCH ANOTHER FEMALE WHILE DANCING..TOO MANY RESTRICTIONS IN HIS PERFORMANCE.
ALSO THE NEW LOOK IS NOT GOOD...I UNDERSTAND HE IS TRYING TO LOOK MATURE..BUT ***..GET A STYLIST TO HELP.
First, honor they Mother and Father and they days shall be numbered! Just like Kobe dissed his mom and his family over some SPLIT, he was brought to shame before the world, and now Usher gets to have a front row seat to watch his career sink. You fire your mom on Mother's day? What kind of monster does that? If I were his mom I would NEVER accept that OLD gold digger. Her or her THREE kids she brought into the relationship. He was willing to trade his mom for that hag looking thing? Maybe he traded more than he bargained for.
Alot of the people in the industry spoke out about his actions and some like Tom Joyner carry a lot of weight. I know I didn't buy his CD and I WAS a fan of his, but I have three boys. I wouldn't want one to get so high all I could see is their a$$.
its WAY TOO early in the game to say hes finished off one album come one maybe 2 not one, Look at Mariah she came from NOWHERE after her run of bad luck and *** it down again. And once again we become hypocritical when it comes to Our people. Half the people on here love this dude and bought his album before but because of one mistake you throw him away some of you are like fairweatherfans of hometown sports you hot when your team is winning championships, when they not cant get you to come to a game and support. Im a fan of this dude I think he get his mom and JD and he back on the game and he still outsold some of the lames out there anyway in his first week this time,,
I HOPE DAT *** DIE JUSS LIKE KANYE WEST MOMZ DID...DAT *** WULD B FUNNY
MOMMA KNOWS BEST! USHER I'M STILL WAITING ON YOU TO GIVE ME THAT D*CK, I'LL MAKE YOU CRY FOR MORE...HOLLA AT YOUR GIRL USH, NO MONEY, NO PROBLEM, I JUST WANT A ONE *** STAND.
*** you are the biggest azzhole and biggest loser i have ever encountered on a message board and that is hard to be. YOU NEVER wish death on anyones mom! WHAT IS THE MATTER WITH YOU! and then state that it would be FUNNY!?!?!?
you better get on your knees and pray for forgiveness right away cuz i smell the flaming embers nipping at your drawls as we speak. you NEVER wish death on ANYONE! let alone someones mom! you must have a sad and miserable unbearable life to be able to wish something so disgusting on someone! that is really sad! you are a disgrace to the human race and you better hope you dont have something as horrible befall you for saying such a thing. that is just awful! everyone needs to pray for you because obviously you dont care about yourself.
to wish that on someone, you obviously have no regard for your life and nobody elses life. I SMELL A SUICIDAL SERIAL KILLER!
YALL BETTER WATCH OUT! what a horrible and awful person you are. I feel sorry for anyone who knows or has ever met you. I feel sorry for everyone on this message board who read your comment, and contaminated their eyes even seeing your disgraceful disgusting devil worshipping name!
now that's a smart move.
A bad work man always blames his tools, maybe its just time for him to start a family
*** have treated ya moms fam...Karma is a ***...
Thats what happens when a pop star lets his personal life become bigger than his music.
It happened to Britney Spears, Jessica Simpson, Lil Kim, Foxy Brown, Bobby Brown, countless others.
Your whole life is a show, and Usher is giving it away for free. We dont have to buy the album or go to the concert to get the Usher Raymond show. We can go to the internet or look in a magazine. If you wanna sell albums you have to give your audience the music and keep all that personal drama at home.
Look at this whole post. Nobody's talking about Ushers music. It's all about the drama with his wife and mamma.
Usher you've got to get people to focus on your music again. You didnt learn anything from Micheal Jackson.
I'm glad everybody is finally realizing that Usher is wack and he fell off!
I realized that he fell off when he came out With that Overrated piece of *** "Confessions" album in 2004, while EVERYBODY was kissing his *** back then.
His best albums were "My Way" & "8701".
"Confessions" & "Here I Stand" are not worth a ***.
Reevalute the matter at hand Usher, Tameka may have given you a son but she also gave you some salty a$$ luck...Almost everything is going left instead of right for you. Get focused, fall back out of the limelight for a while, write some good lyrics, cross some seas and wash away your underlying issues THEN come back with a mind blower because right now everyone is going to compare almost anything you come out with to "Confessions" and that's not a good thing unless you take time out to really smash your audience. re-strenghthen your family bond (honor that 5th Commandment, forget about everything but meanwhile write some life experiences, things ppl can relate to just like we did when you came out with Confessions! Oh and get that body back in shape and NO MORE LIP SINGING no matter who tells you it's ok!
He should have never fired her in the first place, unless he caught her stealing money from him or trying to sabatoge his carrer. He should just let her know he will always love her as his mom, but she must respect him as a man who makes his own decisions.
We had a discussion here in the office where I work. Most everyone here is or was an huge Usher fan and all of us buy his CD not bootlegs! No one went out and purchased his new CD... And-the-reason-???? His wife! He does not appeal to any of us anymore. I was so dissapointed with his performance on the BET Awards. It was horrible. I'm not sure what's happening here but he betta fix it fast! And firing his momma! That was wrong and he feeling it right now.
Mofo's gassed it up talkin about "Oh Usher's back now, its over for Chris Brown & Justin"! Really? I think NOT!!! At the BET Awards, Chris Brown made Usher look like A GRANDFATHER ON STAGE LOL! Usher screwed up BIG TIME!!!
Usher's an IDIOT A*sshole! I liked his muzik back in the day, nowadays he's a *** and wack. Has anyone heard how he talks in interviews? Dear Usher, it's not our fault that you knocked up and married a Tranny. Get over yourself.
nobody is checking for usher... his bet performance was horrible. that ignorant a.ss song is beyond ridiculous, that had to be the first single? is that the best of his album? if he cant come with a better album than confessions he should just stay married and be a dad.
USHER WACK AS *** NOW MOMMY CANT SAVE HIM NOW LOL...
AND YES THAT BET AWARDS PERFORMANCE WAS BAD AND HIS CLOTHES WERE TOO IT SEEM LIKE HE WEARS THAT ALL THE TIME NOW THE OUTFIT FROM HIS CLUB VIDEO...
NOW THAT HIS CAREER IS FLUTTERING...
FLUTTERING????what the hell does that even mean MTO???do you mean....faltering?...friggin' ***
yea usher 433,000 is dame good
no other r/b male artist such as llyod,
the dream,bobby valentino,j.holiday and ryan leslie
and ray lavender did those #'s the first week!
and so what if confession's did 1.1 mil in the 1st
week? that waz 2004 and that was a better album
times ARE changing in the music bizz now a days
look at g-unit career compared to 2003 i mean usher why's you winning for? here i stand aint
all dat and i got tired of love in this club
foreal! the dream, ray lavender and j.holiday would of
loved doing those types of numbers the 1st week
better take yo blessing usher. your career not
@ blackbarbie02, very true.
Usher is no longer sexy to me anymore. He has an old a** wife, who brought 50 kids along for the ride, and he lip synched for the BET awards, he has a beer gut and he dissed his mama for his new wife. Not cool! Not cute or appealing for a supposed *** symbol for thousands of fans!
she was the best manager he'll ever have. no one cares for you like your mother does....well..with a few exceptions
HIM AND ALOT OF ARTIST AINT HOTT TO ME NO MORE...
In defense of Mrs. Usher Raymond.....just look at all of you haters. Madder than a muthaf*cka cause he ain't with you. If you hate Tameka, you may as well hate that sister, cousin, auntie, or even your own *** mama who has kids and finds love with someone else. I really do believe folks hate Tameka because she's not the preferred high-yellow prototype. She's an everyday woman, you'd think folks would be happy for her. You act like you know her personally and call her ugly, but it seems Usher's enjoying that old ugly *** to me. Plus she appears to have a mind of her own, which is more than you can handle. If the hate for Tameka ain't black on black crime, I don't know what is. She, Usher, and his mother probably get along just fine, but we all know MTO likes to get ish poppin' off, they're insanely hateful of and jealous of Tameka themselves. I hope they remain in eternal wedded bliss and they have a few more kids.........
Good. Family always come first. Momma shouldve gotten whatever she wanted.If she wanted to stay on, she shouldve been able to stay on. I have never made a neg. Ush comment until now.I still like Tamika. I just wonder where her kids are and why we never see them. A mother who is out of touch with her kids at ANY age is someone you need to look at with raised eye brows. Johnetta is all Ush ever had-he needs to honor that. Just because Tamika aint too publicly into her kids I think that attitude rubbed of on Ush. His showmanship has really fallen off.
he knew better to fire his momma anyway.
that just goes to show you... you don't put nobody before momma! You don't put nobody before your own blood... period...
And those who say Usher's career is over, think again. He's still young and Usher is still one of the top artists in the industry and well - respected. Even after all this drama, he can still come back and *** em down! The man is talented!! Along with an attitude ajustment, He just needs to get the right people around him who aren't afraid to tell him the truth and who really want to see him succeed AND who are not only out for themselves!! Usher's buggin' right now , but I believe he will eventually come to his senses. He would be stupid to let them fools (whoever is in his ear right now)just come in a take everything that him has worked so hard for.
HE NEEDS TO CAUSE TAMIKA FOSTER AS LET MY BOY FALL OFF
dON'T YOU KNOW THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE
Well I personally believe it is the woman he married. His album was pretty bad, and maybe it is because her manly self zapped all the talent out of him.
I never understood why a multi platinum artist would get totally thrown off of his game by reading blogs on the internets. Why was he so concerned with what we thought of his personal life when NONE OF US have accomplished what he has.
That interview he did complaining about people talking about his wife made him sound like he was bat sh$t crazy.
If earlier comments got under his skin, reading this will have him leaping off of the nearest high rise.
People loved his music so much that they didn't even care about the obvious secret that would have a young, world famous, highly sought after performer wife an already married woman, 11 years his senior with 3 kids as extra baggage. Hell, an average Joe working a regular 9-5 wouldn't take on that kind of headache.
Exactly who did he think he was going to fool? Himself?
And now that things are in an almost irreversible downward spiral, he wants moms back.
Mr Raymond should stay OFF of the internet and tighten his game up. It's still not too late but it's getting close ...
thank "GOUD" for GOOD MOMERS
WELL, U REALIZED UR MISTAKE, HEY!
Usher decided to marry a man and have a baby and expects his records sells to *** through the roof. I don't think so!!! Why do you think Janet Jackson kept it secret that she was married ??? It will ruin your career when your a *** symbol fans want to dream they can have you one day. They buy your CD for that reason. Believe me we can easily burn it if we dont like you. Usher went crazy on TRL about Maneka and there went the other 500,000 record sells. Its like to you have a PR person on your team. Usher you made choices now live with them. I Guarantee I will never buy another Usher CD I will see to it you and that *** GO Down!!!Sucka!!! Dont ever bite the hand that feeds you and that aguly ***. If you are smart you will drop her *** pay child support and try to redeam your career. Which I believe is to late no one wants your washed up ***. So better invest the money you do have......Decisions/Choices/ Live with it...Thats your wife and child be a man you suck!!!
I think this is the esult of Usher putting more emphasis on proving he was happily married than promoting his record. All he did when he was on the promotion trail was try to clear up rumors about his married life (and brought more attention to the situation). Plus, he must have forgotten that at the end of the day, it's the fans that buy his records (THE ONES HE DISSED).
Now I'll admit that Usher's career has been slowing down. And he was dumb and downright stupid to fire his mother, not because she's his mother but because she was excellent at her job. He's still young and has a wonderful voice and if Mariah Carey's non-dancing *** can make a comeback with just her beautiful voice, then Usher surely can with his voice and his impressive danicing ability. I will always pull for someone with natural talent. He was wrong, once again, for letting his mom go, but everyone deserves a second chance. Now he knows just how valuable his mother truly was to his career.
Usher please stop acting like a little p.un.***!! running to Mommy (your mother) when things get tough. You had your time and it's OVER BOO. Catch a grip of yourself. YOU MESSED UP WHEN YOU MARRIED MANEKA LOL. THAT MANLY OLD WIFE OF YOURS WITH HER UGLY A.S.S.S. Besides you let yourself GO! YOU ARE OUT OF SHAPE. Go do some crunches, better yet, just give it up because you have been REPLACED by CUTIE CHRIS BROWN. NOBODY is feeling you anymore, you are old (what happens when you marry an old man) FAT, and WASHED UP.