Usher To Re-Hire Mother?

Usher To Re-Hire Mother? After the salty reception Usher’s latest LP ‘Here I Stand’ received up its release, the NY Daily News are reporting that the Grammy winner is considering re-hiring his mother Jonetta Patton, who he unceremoniously fired in May last year:

Usher is said to have been disappointed that it (“Here I Stand”) 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. “Usher was livid!,” claims an insider. “He threatened to fire everyone.”

“People have been telling Usher to listen to his mother,” says a source. “Nobody knows how to sell him better than she does. Usher can be stubborn. But he may be ready.”Some claim Usher pink-slipped his mom because she failed to show proper deference to his stylist-turned-girlfriend-turned-wife, Tameka Foster. But now that Foster has given her a grandson, the two ladies are said to be getting along better. Usher, for one, denies he fired his mom. Rather, he tells Vibe, “[I paid her] the ultimate compliment – to retire her to be a full-time grandmother.”

Patton has actually been busy running her own record label and managing other artists, including Usher’s brother, Jlack. But sources say that if Usher cries momma, she’s there for him.

Is it safe to say that in between the tirades against his own fans, firing his mom and putting out a sub-par (IMO) album, that Usher has kinda lost his way? Here’s hoping things get back on track ASAP; bringing his Mom back into the fold in, some capacity, would be a start.


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  1. Anonymous July 7, 2008

    Has he ever stopped to think that maybe people aren’t feeling him any more. His attitude and his arrogance are major turn offs. I don’t care how talented you are;if you come across as an @$$hole people are going to stop supporting you. And then there’s the fact that he’s getting older and peole aren’t checking for him any more. Why should they be when they’ve got Chris Brown to hold them over untill the next big thing arrives. Usher needs to humble himself and reinvent himself if he hopes to sustain his career at all.

  2. Anonymous July 7, 2008

    He was done after 8701. He’s an arrogant c*** who needs to take a sit down. Like Beywance

  3. Anonymous July 7, 2008

    Firing your mother = BAD MOVE
    Firing your mother = ARROGANCE
    Firing your mother = DUMB A$$
    Firing your mother = P***Y WHIPPED
    Firing your mother = LESS FANS
    Firing your mother = CONFUSION & CHAOS
    Firing your mother = CAREER SUICIDE

  4. Anonymous July 7, 2008

    I like Usher and hopes he can get back on top.. He is one of the few RnB male singers who can actually sing and make good music..

  5. Anonymous July 7, 2008

    Michelle Williams “Unexpected” album hits stores August 12th. head on over to mtv.com and vote for we break the dawn on trl!

    Support Michelle or Die!

  6. tia July 7, 2008

    i hate to say i told you so…but s*** n**** i told you so…i said it many many times he f***** up firing his mom (which he still denys to this day)

    as much as i dislike usher i will say this,it is not that noone is checking for him,it is how people now view him as a person,firing his mom,marrying that dude,leaking songs that lacked and didnt catch interest…all the stuff his mom probably could of helped him with,not to mention all his bantering and talkin ish on radios and tv tryna take up for the wifey….plus to top it all off his attitude has always sucked and people are only now beginning to see it…trust me people were anticipating his comeback….but they were dissapointed by ushers retarted actions

    so i wont be the one to say noone is checkin for him anymore,he got a few more good albums left in him if he would stop blazing himself and realize what he really needs to do

  7. melissa July 7, 2008

    WTH?? Where did all the beyonce comments come from? I thought this was an Usher post. Anyway, Usher obviously sill has fans and yes I am proud to say that I am one of them. So hop off, he’s still doing his thing.

  8. Anonymous July 7, 2008

    Music is changing it’s no longer R&B and I believe his Mom would of told Him that before he made that recent garbage album. I’m glad i didn’t spend a penny on that garbage. free dowload. lol

  9. Anonymous July 7, 2008

    Hold the hell up…don’t bring Beyonce in this situation…Beyonce has been low key for half of year now and she’s not even making no news!

    The last news about Beyonce was back in 2007.

    Leave Beyonce alone…damn when she’s gone for a year people say they’re tired of her, but she’s been on vacation so how can u say you’re tired of her?

    I can’t wait when she comes out with a new album because these female artists are coming out with some booshy ass music that all sounds the same!

    Usher is played out…don’t bring Beyonce in this..homegirl is on vacation being low key.

  10. Energy July 7, 2008

    I use to like usher, but his bitchassness comments, f***** his s*** up…it’s a new era..

  11. BUTLER_84 July 8, 2008

    HE NEEDS MORE PPL

    USHER NEEDS TO BE REAL N GET HIS MOM BACK AS MANAGER N GET HIS LIL BRO TO PRODUCE SUM HITS FOR HIM

    HE’S GOT ALOT LEFT IN HIS CAREER

    HE JUS NEEDS TO REALISE THAT HE CANT GO ON BEING SUCH A B**** AND EXPECT HIS FANS TO BE COOL WITH IT

    HE SHOULD DISAPPEAR 4 A WHILE N WORK ON AN ALBUM TO BLOW ALL THE HATERS AWAY

  12. Anonymous July 8, 2008

    To the person who brought up Beyonce.. That h** has nothing to do with this post so why is she in it? This post is about Usher..

    Usher still has it its just that people are disappointed that he is married to someone they don’t approve of. He has the right to take up for his wife when people trash her the way they do.. If he didn’t take up for her , yall would still complain.. He’s damned if he do and damned if he don’t.. Get real people!!

  13. Anonymous July 8, 2008

    it amazes me how people get on Ms. Kelly for not selling records and dog her out on thse blogs but when it’s other artist they just look pass it!! F##k that he is wack and no one’s checking for him anymore and I use to love me some usher but that cocky attitude has gots to go he’s hanging around kayne to much he has a bad attitude too.ehh!!

  14. Kid-K July 8, 2008

    Lets take a look at all the dumb s*** Usher has done, He fired his Mom for a random woman, prety much rushed the album on the popularity of Love In This Club which is not that great of a song, hell honestly I can see T-Pain doing it and scoring a hit. I wasnt expecting a Confessions part 2 but DAMN this album was weak. He can still come back but he gotta bring his A Game!

    And I’m sorry to bring her name up but f*** it, #1, I feel like Beyonce could have saved his performance at the BET Awards. 2, I feel like the game is boring without her because I like Rihanna’s songs but I wouldnt want to see her perform them att award shows or in person LIVE In Concert. So I’m REALLY Lookin foward to Bey’s next album, hopefully she put some more SPARK and EXCITEMENT Back in the game. Christina Aguilera too.

  15. Anonymous July 8, 2008

    YES WE NEED BEYONCE BEYONCE BEYONCE. WTF WOULD WE DO WITHOUT THE BAD B****. COME HATERZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

  16. LoveyDovey July 8, 2008

    He should’ve never fired his mother cause that was a low blow on his part. He needs to get his he-man wife to bake him some humble pie.

  17. melissa July 8, 2008

    ya’ll haters need to back off or ya’ll “used to be” fans, whatever ya’ll want to call yaselves. Anyway if you think a certain way about Usher that’s ya f****** opinion so don’t try to bring him down when he has more money than you. You don’t like him? don’t listen to him or watch him.

  18. Anonymous July 9, 2008

    Confession had so many great songs on from start to finish, Here i stand was good but not as good as it could of been.

    Want the Usher we knew, we wanted r and b, love in the club was cheesy, like some one mentioned, T pain or Flo ride could of done love in this club

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