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Usher & Baby Usher V Cover Essence

Usher and Usher V are gracing the cover and pages of the August '08 issue of Essence magazine. He's doing his usual and dispelling rumors about firing his mom and about his relationship with Tameka. Yada yada. That baby is mad cute though. Here's some excerpts to wet your whistle: On Fatherhood: “He’s gonna admire me, he’s gonna look up to me. He’s gonna say, ‘I wanna be’ or he should say - ‘I wanna be like my father.” His Marriage: “They think that it was forced. I’ve heard a lot of comments like, “Oh, she trapped him.” “He got a baby by her, and then she’s married and she’s set for life.” “No. She wasn’t pregnant when I asked her to marry me. There’s some sort of huge conspiracy over this, the fact that I made these choices in my life. No I grew older. As a man, I have to take responsibility and take a hold of my life. I’m accountable for what happens to my life now.” UPDATE: You can read part of his interview (conducted by Hill Harper) at Essence.com. And here's a couple more pics:





Cute. This issue hits news stands on July 11th.

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aww cute baby looks like

aww cute baby looks like usher when he was little...Im happy for him!
deedee's picture

You wouldn't want your

You wouldn't want your husband to defend you if people talked hateful about you everyday? they are human.he's just being protective. there's really nothing wrong with wanting to protect your family.
s's picture

That baby is not cute and he

That baby is not cute and he does look old, like he went through some thangs in the womb! He's not ugly, but gorgeous??? and his lips are dark like he came out smoking!
KJ's picture

That baby is not cute and he

That baby is not cute and he does look old, like he went through some thangs in the womb! He's not ugly, but gorgeous???
KJ's picture

[quote comment="134894"]wow

[quote comment="134894"]wow the baby boi's sooo cute and he very lucky he don hav he's daddy's nose lol[/quote] he def has his daddy's nose- which is not a bad thing. At least it doesn't have three nostrils or something~
Milan's picture

[quote

[quote comment="134803"][quote comment="134797"][quote comment="134792"]I don't know but something is wrong if you have to spend your life defending the choices you've made. Don't try to convince the rest of us... We don't know you personally... you're entertainment to us. Don't feel the need to clarify things to us. Just do you... If you're happy, be HAPPY. It's okay son! They ask you again, smile and say, "I am blessed... my family is doing well... but I like to keep my private life private... thanks for asking though" It's really that simple Usher :)[/quote] I was thinking the same thing as I reread his statement.It def seems like he's trying to explain himself for whatever reasons. But what changed? Last I remembered women used to love him and now no one shows him love... why?[/quote] I agree...but do yall really think he proposed to her before she got pregnant?[/quote] of course not! I think it was sorta like a shotgun wedding- he is really feeling the sting(maybe in sales) from marrying this woman. It's crazy. One day people love you, the next they don't. Oh well...
Milan's picture

Luckily for Cinco he looks

Luckily for Cinco he looks like daddy Usher and not daddy Tameka
Queen Dee's picture

[quote comment="135437"]As

[quote comment="135437"]As much as I can't Usher's whining and stank attitude, his son is hella cute.[/quote] I meant can't stand his whining and stank attitude.
stella's picture

As much as I can't Usher's

As much as I can't Usher's whining and stank attitude, his son is hella cute.
stella's picture

I THINK USHER LOOKS MAD GAY

I THINK USHER LOOKS MAD GAY IN THESE PICTURESS......IM JUS SAYIN
Jigga Boo's picture

By the way, I got the new

By the way, I got the new Essence magazine today and the baby is SO cute. I really didn't expect him to be that gorgeous (yes, gorgeous) and he does look like Usher and Tameka both.
Miss. Rissa's picture

[quote comment="134984"]Usher

[quote comment="134984"]Usher should stop explaining his choice of a wife. There is nothing wrong with that sista nor any mistakes/bad choices she has made in life. If God can forgive her, surely we can and live her live a life of peace,love and prosperity with her husband. She is a beautiful sista. We are so programmed to believe that anything browner than a paperbag must be questioned because its impossible for us to be loved..by a rich, good-looking black man. We are sad, silly and sinful. I cannot believe that black women would be so suspicious, belittling,and insecure because a SINGER choses a wife that does not fit YOUR jaded, self-loathing standards. It saddens me to constantly see this brotha explain that he actually loves a black woman, her kids and their child together. He owes you all nothing but quality entertainment..not his life. By the way, that baby is absolutely adorable.[/quote] I agree with you completely. People say she's so ugly but I see nothing wrong with her. Who am I to judge anyways? Usher seems happy so good for him. People would rather see him with a light skin chick and as wrong as it sounds you guys know its true. What matters is that Usher says he is happy and his child is beautiful, healthy and blessed. Its really sad to say this but some black women hate theirselves a whole lot. They hate their skin complexion. They hate having big hips, big lips, kinky hair (yes, I understand now all black women have these features) but the point is that we really need to stop with this self-hatred. Tameka represents us, maybe not as a whole but she is a black women and whatever she has done in the past that brought up so much hate towards her, I can't JUDGE because I am a sinner and so is everybody on theybf.com Its one to have an opinion but to hate someone you barely know and try to bring them down is really disgusting and I'm not pointing no fingers but I've seen it done on here before (maybe even by me) the point is we really need to clean our acts up. People laughing at our asses now because we do so much crazy sh*t.
Miss. Rissa's picture

that baby is mad cute. Ushe

that baby is mad cute. Ushe being a father is cute - but please GOD let it go with the DE-FENSE. It speaks VOLUMES if you have to constantly defend your choice. The Media and Fans will ALWAYS speculate - no matter what you say. if they believe she is a gold digger nothing you say is going to change people's minds. If you last forever people will say - cause she ain't stupid enough to give up that money. If you break up people will say - its because he wised up and saw she was a user. Just let it go - most people don't like your wife Ush...it is what it is. This is all contrived now - I believe Diddy as a Dad more than you.
kay p's picture

TAMEKA FOSTER IS A USER &

TAMEKA FOSTER IS A USER & ANYBODY WHO IS ANYBODY KNOWS IT!!! USHER IS A USER AS WELL - THIS OLE COVER IS A MESS!!! AS 4 THE CHILD - CHILDREN ARE INNOCENT ALTHOUGH THEY MAY HAVE FOOLS FOR PARENTS. BEST WISHES LITTLE ONE! THE DYNAMIC DUO A and E
GORGEOUS ONE 4REAL's picture

USHER SHOULD TAKE A NOTE FROM

USHER SHOULD TAKE A NOTE FROM THE BOOK OF BARACK OBAMA, AND SAY "MY WIFE IS OFF LIMITS". AND NOT SAY ANYTHING ELSE.
vickie's picture

WISE UP BROTHERS - ONLY BLACK

WISE UP BROTHERS - ONLY BLACK WOMEN CAN GIVE BLACK MEN A MINI ME. CONGRATS TO USHER AND HIS BEAUTIFUL HOT WIFE.
vickie's picture

IS IT ME BUT DOES'NT USHER

IS IT ME BUT DOES'NT USHER BABY LOOK LIKE 50 CENT!!!!!!!!!!!!
cahootzann's picture

Usher needs to understand

Usher needs to understand that his marriage killed his career. Hill Harper is 2 feet tall and weighs 50 pounds.
Klover's picture

Tameka, if you read this, I

Tameka, if you read this, I Just want to say, you are a beautiful women and and have even beautiful children..and a Family that God created for both you and Usher.. cherish it and live your life as God sees fit. These folks have a dull life and want hurt you, but as they say, HURT People, Hurt People. It has nothing to do with you..You just made them realize they are nothing and you have everything. Stay Strong and God Bless
evy's picture

I don't know but Usher and

I don't know but Usher and him mom and them got some strong genes and well, the baby don't look like him but whatever. I am just tired of him trying to convince himself in public. Dude, have some pride. You messed up...take the fall privately....sheesh
Miss ANN's picture

NO MORE WONDERING IF THATS

NO MORE WONDERING IF THATS HIS! it is.. hes adorable!!
mila t's picture

What’s is up with this

What’s is up with this site……I smell a virus..…am out.
Oh LAWWWD's picture

What’s is up with this

What’s is up with this site……I smell a virus…am out.
Oh LAWWWD's picture

What's is up with this

What's is up with this site......I smell a virus...am out.
Oh LAWWWD's picture

[quote comment="134792"]I

[quote comment="134792"]I don't know but something is wrong if you have to spend your life defending the choices you've made. Don't try to convince the rest of us... We don't know you personally... you're entertainment to us. Don't feel the need to clarify things to us. Just do you... If you're happy, be HAPPY. It's okay son! They ask you again, smile and say, "I am blessed... my family is doing well... but I like to keep my private life private... thanks for asking though" It's really that simple Usher :)[/quote] THANK YOU!!! If all is well, if you are truly, deeply satisfied with your life...why do you need the world to consign? Dude, promote your music and stop talking about Tameka, your baby, firing or not firing your mom and all other unnecessary subject matters. TALK ABOUT THE MUSIC! Heck, Tameka gives me hope. If she can come on along with 3 kids, an ex-husband, a slightly shady past and 37 years old to grab a young, good looking, talented, ambitious brother like Usher who has seen more than his fair share of living high on the hog? Then, it is possible for one and all to meet that dream man whether you are cute or not, slim or big, truly broke or middling in between, weaved out or natural! I ain't hatin'!
Laurette's picture

[quote comment="134792"]I

[quote comment="134792"]I don't know but something is wrong if you have to spend your life defending the choices you've made. Don't try to convince the rest of us... We don't know you personally... you're entertainment to us. Don't feel the need to clarify things to us. Just do you... If you're happy, be HAPPY. It's okay son! They ask you again, smile and say, "I am blessed... my family is doing well... but I like to keep my private life private... thanks for asking though" It's really that simple Usher :)[/quote] I couldn't agree more!!!!
Jamaicaseemiya's picture

Oh i need to add that Ursh

Oh i need to add that Ursh career ended when he married that old ass man...im just saying....oh don't act like yall wasn't thinking it lol
D♥ybf's picture

[quote

[quote comment="134890"][quote comment="134872"]I love Ursher and his baby is cute just like him. I want him and Tameka to be together for a long time. Haters keep talking it makes the marriage stronger. It's shameful when people can't get married and be happy. He spends a lot time trying to get everyone to accept his wife. No one wants their spouse talked about badly all the time and for no apparent reason.[/quote] Thank you! I never understood why Tameka is treated so rudely (calling her ugly and the woman isn't even ugly) by the public. The problem is, I think, people think because she is older, and divorced with children that she is not good enough for him. Same thing with Britany and Kevin F. (okay it sucked he left Shar while she was pregnant but Britany knew and she still wanted him yet everyone was quick to call him a bum, etc. because he wasn't holding the kind of $$$ she was; Mariah & Nick - as if Nick didn't have anything before he met her). If Usher is happy that is all that matters. I just hope he realizes he doesn't have to spend his life trying to get people to accept his happiness/choice. Enough already with the explaination/same interview topics. And as for him firing his mother...well, perhaps it was time to let her go. He is NOT the first star to fire a parent yet Tameka (I suspect because of the timing) took the hit for that too. Whatever.[/quote] Pleassse, its good that you used Brittany and K-fed...because it was said the Tameka left her husband for Usher... My opinion he should close his mouth, he will never get that female fan base back that he had...especailly showing that he is a family man....stick a fork in Usher he's done.
MK's picture

I sure wish Ursh will shut

I sure wish Ursh will shut the hell up abt yada yada yeah we heard this all b4 and how many times do you need to say it? daymn! You need more ppl....and as for just now showing us the baby pics that really haven't been long awaited...im guessing the baby wasn't hella cute til now, thats why we just getting these pics????
D♥ybf's picture

He is a cutie!! I think this

He is a cutie!! I think this little baby actually make usher attractive cause god knows he is not!
Valenne's picture

What a cutie pie!!

What a cutie pie!!
Candace's picture

[quote

[quote comment="134889"][quote comment="134833"][quote comment="134800"][quote comment="134794"]Okay..well..I've questioned his sexuality of years..but who am I?..and who really cares. But I am glad that since he did get married, he didn't fall into the stereo type of the light, bright, damn near white category (no offence white people). Anywhooo, the baby is cute.[/quote] I agree.Im glad the baby is not mixed.[/quote] Wow, people, does it really matter that much? I'm a chocolate sister and am all down for those just like me, but I definitely won't knock another for their preference.[/quote] I'm just sayin that I'm glad he did not submit to the Hollywood standard of what's beautiful..[/quote] Okay, I do feel you on that.
Summerbaby's picture

[quote comment="134816"]Well,

[quote comment="134816"]Well, I hope it lasts, but I don't know about those two. Something seems a bit off, if you believe the things Superhead said about Usher. Anyway good luck Usher, love your music and your six-pack, but remember, Mama is usually right about these things.[/quote] Okay, I had no interest in reading Supahead's trash, so I'm in the dark, ladies. Dare I ask what she said about Ursh?
Summerbaby's picture

wow the baby boi's sooo cute

wow the baby boi's sooo cute and he very lucky he don hav he's daddy's nose lol
Stoney-Brie's picture

wow the baby boi's sooo cute,

wow the baby boi's sooo cute, he very luck he don have his daddy's nose
Stoney-Brie's picture

[quote

[quote comment="134882"][quote comment="134835"][quote comment="134802"][quote comment="134791"]How cute he is!!! I'm looking forward to this issue. Ever since Essence got sold, their content has NOT been as good.[/quote] Wow, didn't know that. Who bought them, Cam?[/quote] Time Warner[/quote] Sigh, I should've known. :([/quote] What's really going on???? Where's the "essence" if Time Warner is running it? Ebony hasn't been right in a few years and Essence was like the one last hope I had.
Summerbaby's picture

[quote comment="134872"]I

[quote comment="134872"]I love Ursher and his baby is cute just like him. I want him and Tameka to be together for a long time. Haters keep talking it makes the marriage stronger. It's shameful when people can't get married and be happy. He spends a lot time trying to get everyone to accept his wife. No one wants their spouse talked about badly all the time and for no apparent reason.[/quote] Thank you! I never understood why Tameka is treated so rudely (calling her ugly and the woman isn't even ugly) by the public. The problem is, I think, people think because she is older, and divorced with children that she is not good enough for him. Same thing with Britany and Kevin F. (okay it sucked he left Shar while she was pregnant but Britany knew and she still wanted him yet everyone was quick to call him a bum, etc. because he wasn't holding the kind of $$$ she was; Mariah & Nick - as if Nick didn't have anything before he met her). If Usher is happy that is all that matters. I just hope he realizes he doesn't have to spend his life trying to get people to accept his happiness/choice. Enough already with the explaination/same interview topics. And as for him firing his mother...well, perhaps it was time to let her go. He is NOT the first star to fire a parent yet Tameka (I suspect because of the timing) took the hit for that too. Whatever.
Just-wanted-2-say's picture

[quote

[quote comment="134833"][quote comment="134800"][quote comment="134794"]Okay..well..I've questioned his sexuality of years..but who am I?..and who really cares. But I am glad that since he did get married, he didn't fall into the stereo type of the light, bright, damn near white category (no offence white people). Anywhooo, the baby is cute.[/quote] I agree.Im glad the baby is not mixed.[/quote] Wow, people, does it really matter that much? I'm a chocolate sister and am all down for those just like me, but I definitely won't knock another for their preference.[/quote] I'm just sayin that I'm glad he did not submit to the Hollywood standard of what's beautiful..
Smittie's picture

Let me start by saying that

Let me start by saying that baby Ush is cute as a button. But I swear Usher reminds me of a teenage girl trying to convince her family to accept or like her boyfriend. If you have to work that hard...it's a problem and that whole first wedding issue...was a sign of a problem...But your a grown a$$ man deal with your situation and SHUT-UP.
Nikki B.'s picture

He's a damn lie. On Hot97 he

He's a damn lie. On Hot97 he said, "I did what any responsible man would do in the situation I was faced with" So putting two and two together, Tameka got pregnant and he decided to marry her. Then again, I don't care that much Usher, and your baby is not cute to me.
babyd0ll's picture

[quote comment="134879"]Q:

[quote comment="134879"]Q: Does his wife have other children? If so, what have they done with them!![/quote] I think she has two or three other children. I saw them one time with Ursh at a function, but no, you don't see them very much. Wonder if they're with their father mostly.
Summerbaby's picture

[quote

[quote comment="134835"][quote comment="134802"][quote comment="134791"]How cute he is!!! I'm looking forward to this issue. Ever since Essence got sold, their content has NOT been as good.[/quote] Wow, didn't know that. Who bought them, Cam?[/quote] Time Warner[/quote] Sigh, I should've known. :(
GODIVA's picture

[quote

[quote comment="134833"][quote comment="134800"][quote comment="134794"]Okay..well..I've questioned his sexuality of years..but who am I?..and who really cares. But I am glad that since he did get married, he didn't fall into the stereo type of the light, bright, damn near white category (no offence white people). Anywhooo, the baby is cute.[/quote] I agree.Im glad the baby is not mixed.[/quote] Wow, people, does it really matter that much? I'm a chocolate sister and am all down for those just like me, but I definitely won't knock another for their preference.[/quote] Some folks in here were going off about light v. dark last week and it was not a good look. I have to remind myself that some people in here are too young to know about School Daze, but it was basically the same scenario.
GODIVA's picture

Q: Does his wife have other

Q: Does his wife have other children? If so, what have they done with them!!
Jac's picture

[quote

[quote comment="134868"][quote comment="134835"][quote comment="134802"][quote comment="134791"]How cute he is!!! I'm looking forward to this issue. Ever since Essence got sold, their content has NOT been as good.[/quote] Wow, didn't know that. Who bought them, Cam?[/quote] Time Warner[/quote] Oh now I understand why I would see "WHITE" ad in the mag....I was thinking when did Instyle starting having ad in here and the content is so generic....hmm, shaking my head...damn the hell.[/quote] And it's the content in general just sucks alot of the time.
camdon's picture

Usher "STOP IT" it's like

Usher "STOP IT" it's like your trying to get people to like her(Tameka). Shut ur trap....or tell her to get out your ear with that.We dont need no "Please like Tameka Committee" Just be happy that Usher #5 is cute and healthy
Holla's picture

Ok I'm late. I been workin.

Ok I'm late. I been workin. :( What's goin on with the look? The gravs are so small. Or is it just me? - Anyway, Ursh-mini is cute.
Hope's picture

I love Ursher and his baby is

I love Ursher and his baby is cute just like him. I want him and Tameka to be together for a long time. Haters keep talking it makes the marriage stronger. It's shameful when people can't get married and be happy. He spends a lot time trying to get everyone to accept his wife. No one wants their spouse talked about badly all the time and for no apparent reason.
cutiewiththebooty's picture

[quote

[quote comment="134835"][quote comment="134802"][quote comment="134791"]How cute he is!!! I'm looking forward to this issue. Ever since Essence got sold, their content has NOT been as good.[/quote] Wow, didn't know that. Who bought them, Cam?[/quote] Time Warner[/quote] Oh now I understand why I would see "WHITE" ad in the mag....I was thinking when did Instyle starting having ad in here and the content is so generic....hmm, shaking my head...damn the hell.
ooo So's picture

aw, cute lil guy. usher

aw, cute lil guy. usher looks nice on the cover also. as for the interview--i'll pass.
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