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:
Check out a few flix of what was billed as T.I.’s final live performance before hitting the clink. Tip performed at Jet Mirage Nightclub in Vegas Monday evening and what started out as a routine club performance ended as a peep show as Tip displayed his hairy goodies onstage.
*Updated* Here’s what happened according to an email received by NecoleBitchie from an onlooker at the club:
I am a TI STAN. Love Him to DEATH!! but felt a certain way when seeing this photo of him posted over on Sister 2 Sister?s website. He was at a concert in Vegas when he wiped his ding dong with his shirt, then gave it to some girl in the crowd. I am a stan but even my groupie has it?s limits. And can you please pass the message to TI that his bird cage is not sexy. My husband makes me wax on the regular and he keeps a nice trim so it bothers me when I see hairy azz men who don?t trim their bushes. How can a female ever find his gold in that tangled web.
As I was looking through my inauguration TiVo gems the other night, I came across Usher on Larry King Live.? Mr. Raymond appearing on CNN is really no biggie, I mean…he sang for President Obama during the opening ceremonies. Right? Right. But you can never predict LIVE TV and Usher hilariously missed his que while he was jamming to the music at the youth ball. Ursh eventually caught up, but him singing while Larry King was calling his name had me quite tickled 😆
President-elect Barack Obama‘s Inauguration Celebration began today with the “We Are One” inaugural opening celebration. The star-studded event was aired live on several channels, however HBO picked up the show and added it to their Sunday evening line-up. There were several performances but a few to note were Usher, Stevie Wonder, and Shakira’s performance of Stevie’s Higher Ground; Mary J. Blige performed Lean on Me; Jamie Foxx wowed the crowd with his Obama impression and Beyonce closed out the ceremony with her rendtion of America the Beautiful.? If you missed it…check out a few clips below:
Usher, Stevie Wonder & Shakira perform “Higher Ground”