Usher Raymond visited Washington, DC last week to testify before the Committee on Education and Labor. The committee was conducting a hearing to examine how to renew America through national service and volunteerism and Usher spoke about his New Look Foundation and how he could help engage youth to become more active in their communities.
Great job Usher! Do we see politics in your future?
I’m still cracking up at Usher in that beanie! Check out this old video of Monica showing up Brandy on stage in an old performance of “The Boy is Mine.” Monica was killin the style game even back then! No wonder Brandy’s still so salty.
Tameka Foster Raymond was spotted at Brazil’s Airport of Guarulhos yesterday headed home after recovering in a Brazilian hospital after her liposuction plans were spoiled. Mrs. Raymond spent 11 days recovering from cardiac arrest suffered immediately prior to undergoing the plastic surgery procedure. Her hubby, Usher left a few days earlier amidst speculation that he’s pissed off at Tameka’s decision to have the surgery in the first place.
Reports have surfaced which claim Usher had no knowledge of his wife’s travel plans to Brazil and that he definitely didn’t approve of her having plastic surgery. It’s also being reported that Tameka lied to Brazilian doctors about the time frame of the birth of her last child claiming she’d given birth 4 months ago when in fact her son is only two months old.
I said it on Twitter yesterday and I ain’t ashamed to say it here too… I would be p*ssed “A”zz hell if I went in to have lipo, almost died and woke up to the same fat on my tummy! No joke. Life is precious and her decisions may have been flawed, but Tameka faces the daily scrutiny from a hateful public. I’m not saying her actions were OK….but I understand.? I’m just glad she came out of this OK.
Usher Raymond promptly canceled his performance at Clive Davis? pre-Grammy party due to a family emergency. The emergency? Well apparently Tameka was in Brazil to get a few nip/tuck procedures and experienced severe complications during her plastic surgery. A neurosurgeon, Dr. Gabriel Hunt of LA?s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, has also traveled to South America to tend to Tameka. Josh Groban filled in for Raymond during Davis? event and Usher’s camp has issued no comments. Foster, a 37-year-old stylist, recently gave birth to the couple?s second child, Naviyd Ely Raymond. The couple?s first child, Usher Raymond V, was born in November 2007.
Grammy 2009 had no shortage of drama in that Chris Brown and Rihanna were no-shows due to a rumored domestic altercation.
Jermaine Dupri, Usher, Johntae Austin & Bryan-Michael Cox, and Tyrone (JD’s assistant) dubbed themselves ‘Ocean 5’ as they took over Vegas. JD documented their fun times on his Global14 site as they partied the nights away. Folks began to comment that the group were only spotted chillin with white girls and Ty aka “InTYnational” issued the following response:
This is a response to the comment made that the Ocean?s 5 don?t party with women of color. What ya?ll need to know is that we go wherever the party is? Whoever decides to come out is beyond our control, life is a menu and this what the nite ordered up at the time. The women of color need to get out of the crib and come party with us. Don?t worry about sweating out your hair. Don?t worry about having to get up in the morning. JUST COME OUT TO HAVE A GOOD TIME AND PARTY!!!! Get some alcohol in your system and go crazy! PARTYING IS NOT SITTING AROUND LOOKING AT EVERYONE ELSE PARTYING?THAT SHIT IS DEPRESSING, YOU MIGHT AS WELL STAY IN THE HOUSE. And for the record the Ocean?s 5 love ALL women! ESPECIALLY WOMEN OF COLOR!
Moving on…check out JD’s recent video escapades with the ‘Ocean’s 5’ below: