Scribbled in history books for some good and not-so-good reasons, 2017 brought with it some of modern music’s most memorable moments. Now, as the year draws to a close, TGJ is reflecting on our favorite moments that rocked – and to some degree reshaped – the Urban and Pop musical landscape as we know it.
In a year filled with shocking allegations, one of the most jaw-dropping accusations came thanks to a group of people who claim Grammy-winning singer Usher gave them the incurable sexually transmitted disease herpes.
Recount each shocking moment inside:
Over the summer, reports surfaced the singer/songwriter allegedly paid $1 million to a woman he infected with herpes years ago.
From there, events around the alleged payment turned into a media circus as additional accusers – male and female – came forward.
For most of the weeks that followed the initial report, the identity of the accusers had yet to be revealed. That changed in early August when Quantasia Sharpton – under the advising of famed celebrity lawyer Lisa Bloom – held a press conference to detail her experiences with the singing superstar.
All in all, things may be looking up for the ‘My Way’ wailer.
Here’s hoping all these legal and ethical woes are behind him in 2018 and he can get back to making great music.