Superstar Usher Raymond covers FAULT magazine’s Autumn/Winter 2014 issue, where he is apparently blaming someone for his decreasing popularity.
On the cover, the singer/songwriter appears in all-black ensemble, with the caption ‘Usher – This is your fault.’ The single dad also appears in one photo where he bares his chest while biting the leg of a faceless model.
In the FAULT interview, entitled ‘The Man Who Can Do It All,’ Usher opens up about his new music, NBC’s ‘The Voice,’ his upcoming role as Surgar Ray Leonard and addresses his decreasing popularity.
More photos + excerpts below…
Usher on his waning popularity…
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.
Usher 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.
Usher 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.
Usher on his budding friendship with Sugar Ray Leonard (whom he is portraying 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.
Usher 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.