Usher may have brought a screeching halt to the release of his new album, but that hasn’t stopped his hustle. Likely because most pre-release promo is booked in months in advance, but we digress…
The R&B superstar appears a-front of Fault Magazine‘s newest issue, posing for a striking cover and inside shot too.
Mr Raymond also opened up to the mag about his new music, upcoming Sugar Ray Leonard movie, and more.
Peep pics and quotes below…
On why he joined ‘The Voice’: “Part of the reason why I did ‘The Voice’ was so people would get a chance to get a different perception of me.”
On his experiences coaching on ‘The Voice’: “The more I know about life, the more I know about people, the greater the person I am, the more understanding I have about how to make music and how to do things that will grow us as people.”
On making the music he wants to make: “I don’t feel that I’ve got to sell out this tour, or sell crazy amounts of albums, or have the number one single. It’s great to have all those things, but that isn’t what I’m doing.”
On his new friendship with Sugar Ray Leonard (who he is playing in the new film ‘Hands of Stone’: “I spent time with him in Atlanta, and here in Los Angeles. We boxed together; we chilled. He became a great friend of mine, almost like a brother to me.”
On his new album: “The one thing the album represents is confidence. Not confidence in a cocky way, but being open about what I feel, take it or leave it. If I’m not honest about my feelings then you’ll never know how I really feel.”