Last night we all got a see a different side of Usher thanks to Oprah, the one woman who can make you talk about anything and everything no matter how uncomfortable it maybe.
I only got to see 20 minutes of the interview because of when I got home, but I have to say, I love Oprah for asking if Usher has sex to his own music. Check out the video below for his answer:
On why he was absent when Tameka’s son Kile Glover was in the hospital
I miss Kile and I happened to be in Los Angeles when I received the call from Tameka and she said I need to get back, something happened with Kile up on Lake Lanier. I didn’t know how real it was so I reached out to Ryan, of course respectfully, to get an understanding. He told me that their had been an accident and I said well I can fly Tameka back and would you like me to do that and he said ‘Yes, get her back here as soon as possible,’ so I got her back on the phone and I got her a plane.
[He was] a great part of my life. We cooked together, we laughed, we sang. He loved to sing and dance, he loved to tell jokes. [...] It hurts me to hear people speculating that I wasn’t at the funeral because I absolutely was at the funeral. I was at the burial as well.
On his current relationship with Tameka
We don’t see eye-to-eye. The judge has given her a verdict, has given her order and I try my hardest to abide by that and that 100 percent. The friend that I was to Tameka, I don’t know that I could ever be again because I really felt like we were friends. She made us enemies in a way that I could never understand.
On what made him cry on the witness stand
What made me cry on the witness stand was the fact that I had to conjure up what I had to live in Berlin. I guess their accusation was that I was on drugs or something like that and I said quite the contrary. [He went on to say that he was dealing with his father's death, not being able to see his children and a list of things that caused him to have a meltdown.]
On if he makes love to his own music
[Laughs] You caught me. Some may say this may be rather narcissistic, but, um, yeah [laughs] I think i do a pretty god job, I’m a good motivator for the moment. I think if i had a playlist or something like that prepared [....] Some guys don’t take their time; they don’t even care to put music on. I like to set the mood before I actually got there. It starts with a little bit of Teddy P, get a little bit of Luther Vandross in there, a little bit of Marvin Gaye, and then your more modern Usher. [Via Necole Bitchie]
I still have yet to watch the first 40 minutes of the interview so I’ll have to give my thoughts on it via NaybesaTV later on today.