A representative from the Las Vegas strip club has said that the “Usher throwing fake money” claim is false. But whether we’re counting Usherbucks or not, what is the singer’s real net worth?
Lately, Twitter users have been discussing news reports alleging that American singer Usher handed out fake money to a stripper. On April 12, 2021, reports surfaced claiming that Usher had handed out fake ‘Usher bucks’ to a stripper at the Sapphire club in Vegas. Recently a representative from the club has come forward to contest these claims.
Who is Usher? Let meet him…..
Usher is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, producer, actor, businessman and philanthropist. His net worth is estimated at $180 million.
Usher Terry Raymond IV was born in Dallas Texas on 14 October 1978. He grew up with his mom in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Usher began singing at a very early age, his mom noticed his vocal ability and decided to expose him to an environment that would offer more opportunities for a budding musician, so she moved the family to Atlanta Georgia.
Usher became a member of a local quintet, NuBeginnings but later left to compete in the TV show “Star Search” where he was spotted by an A&R from LaFace Records. After an auditioning, Usher won a recording contract with the label. He released his self-titled debut studio album in 1994 at the age of 16. Some songs from the album were executive-produced by Sean Combs aka Diddy. His big break came with the release of his second album “My Way” (1997), the album produced Hot 100 number-one single “Nice & Slow”. Another single from the album “You Make Me Wanna” won Usher his first-ever Grammy Award.
Is Usher Raymond Married?
Usher is definitely a married man. Not only is he married, he has kids too. The R&B singer was first married to his first wife Tameka Foster, an American wardrobe stylist. Usher proposed to Tameka in January 2007 and got engaged to her the following month. They, however, got married on August the same year in a private ceremony. Tameka had two sons for Usher. Their first son Usher Raymond V was born in November 2007 while the second Naviyd Ely Raymond was born in December 2008.
Usher filed for a divorce from his first wife Tameka in June 2009 citing irreconcilable differences. Though the Fosters frowned at his claims, the divorce was finalized on November 4 the same year and on August 24, 2012, he was awarded primary custody of their two sons, while they both share the legal custody.
Having been free from his first marriage, Usher engaged his girlfriend and music career manager Grace Miguel whom he had been secretly dating since 2009.
The two had earlier planned to have an elaborate wedding in Atlanta but called it off and chose to get wedded while on vacation in Cuba in 2015. Despite the fact that Usher is 8 years younger than his wife, the two got along quite well until 2018 when they divorced.
WHAT IS USHER’S NET WORTH?
According to the Celebrity net worth portal, the American singer/songwriter is worth $180 million. The 42-year-old singer has sold more than 75 million records globally so far. As a result, this makes him one of the best-selling artists of all time.
Aside from his impeccable music career, Usher has also invested in many businesses. He is also the co-founder of RBMG Records, which is Justin Bieber’s record company.
The singer’s career began when he was 13 and was signed by LaFace Records in 1991. However, things really took off when he released his first-ever album in 1994. Thanks to his first self titled album, he became one of the youngest artists of all times to find a spot in the Billboard charts. He was only 16 when his first album peaked to No.25 on the charts.
SAPPHIRE CLUB REP SAYS ‘USHER FAKE BUCKS’ CLAIMS NOT TRUE
No, Usher did not give ‘fake bucks’ to the women at the Sapphire Club.
In an interview with TMZ, a rep for the club cleared the air around the false claims. The rep revealed that Usher had not tipped the strippers with fake money.
USHER REACTS TO THE FAKE MONEY CONTROVERSY
The singer took to his Instagram on April 12, to offer a response of sorts to the controversy. He posted the picture sitting on a chair with the fake Usher dollars cap on his head. The bucket hat features $1 dollar bills from Usher’s fake money.
The Usher fake money claims were turned into memes by many internet users.