Usher Says He Doesn’t ‘See Anything Negative’ While Speaking On Controversy That Followed Serenading Keke Palmer At His Las Vegas Residency: ‘It Was A Pop Moment’
Usher is all about the fun — be it with fans or friends!
In a recent sit-down interview, Usher briefly addressed the recent hoopla that surrounded his “There Goes My Baby” tribute to Keke Palmer last month.
Now, if you didn’t know, Usher is famously known for wooing the ladies at his live shows by dedicating one of his most sensual songs to a chosen guest within the crowd. During Independence Day weekend, actress/singer Keke Palmer enjoyed a girls-night-out with friends at the “Confessions” legend’s concert residency in Las Vegas.
However, the (seemingly) harmless activity didn’t go over so well, as the father of Keke Palmer’s infant son, Darius Jackson, made it known that he wasn’t feeling her outfit for the evening.
Following the viral clip of 29-year-old Palmer fawning over Usher in a black bodysuit with a sheer overlay, Palmer’s mate, Darius Jackson, took to X (then known as Twitter) to express his disapproval.
“It’s the outfit tho.. you a mom.”
In response to the scrutiny that trailed his controversial comment, Darius Jackson later continued:
“We live in a generation where a man of the family doesn’t want the wife & mother to his kids to showcase booty cheeks to please others & he gets told how much of a hater he is.”
Ultimately, an unbothered Palmer shared more photos from the night, but she has yet to (directly) speak on the matter publicly.
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When asked about his sentiments on the issue, Usher expressed that it was nothing more than a “good time.” He elaborated,
“I think everybody’s vision or a version of what they felt happened there just leads you back to just really having a good time in Las Vegas. And that’s what I hope came out of it. Rather it was a conversation of what was going on with us having fun in front of the audience or conversation about that song.”
However, the 44-year-old concluded by indicating that it’s a thought that will live in his head rent-free at this point. Not because of who it was but because of the public’s ideation of it.
“Every night I’m thinking about how the world now is going to react to this moment that I’ll have with whoever I’m choosing to sing to. But it was a pop moment, and it was fun to have at least conversation going. And we just keep it light. I don’t see anything negative happening in Las Vegas.”
As for the comments from the people of the “innanets,” Usher jokingly admitted that he feels that the cyber verse is a “crazy” place.
We’d probably all agree to that.
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