In the last couple of weeks, rumours have been swirling that Usher had fired his mother, Jonnetta Patton, as his manager – the role which she has held since the start of his career. The reason being due her conflict with his fiancee, Tameka Foster (38). Some even reported that she was given her marching orders on Mothers Day. In a statement made to The Associated Press yesterday, the ‘Confessions’ singer confirmed that he is no longer managed by his mother, however denied that it was as a result of any rift. Instead he claims ‘She and I are on great terms and support each other in our life’s endeavors’; he believes by separating his ‘business and personal life’ that he can have his mother strictly as his mother, ‘with no added pressure’.