Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Usher with Child

Usher and his son are on the cover of the August issue of Essence Magazine.

Inside Usher dishes on everything (which I'm sure we've all heard dozens of times) from his relationship with new wife Tameka to his life with baby Usher V:

HILL HARPER: In the last year, you got married and you've had a baby. Which has changed you more?

USHER: They're both linked—I can't have one without the other. But the one thing that changed me the most is having a wife. Our child is an extension of that union.


USHER: Because now I represent what he is to become. He's gonna admire me, he's gonna look up to me. He's gonna say, "I wanna be"—or he should say—"I wanna be like my father. I wanna be a man of valor. I wanna possess what my father has as a man." To get married was a choice. To have a child is a responsibility.HARPER: Does that new responsibility challenge you to make music that is more responsible?USHER: I started making Here I Stand before I had my son and before I was married. It was a deliberate choice to make music with substance, not just about the things that we're accustomed to—music about being the celebrity, the player, or having the car, the girl and the bling.

While his latest album isn't doing as well as "Confessions" (which sold more than 1 mil. on the first week) I'm still rooting for Usher to do his thing (opportunist wife and all).

Also in next month's issue Do Right Men of 2008 which includes a few members of the cast of Typer Perry's House of Payne (Alan Payne is missing though) :

Actor Lance Gross (who is America's Next Top Model winner Eva Pigford's boyfriend)

Actor Lamman Rucker from Why Did I Get Married
(who wouldn't want to work out with him?)

Atlanta Falcon's Baller Ovie Mughelli is also featured

Check out more of the guys here.

Happy Wednesday!

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