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The Real Reason Usher Ended His Professional Relationship with His Mom

Season 6 Episode 603
Aired on 09/23/2017 | CC tv-pg
Usher's mother, Jonetta Patton, was his manager for many years before the two ended their business relationship for the first time in 2007 and then again after she rejoined his team in 2008. The reason behind their professional split was the subject of much speculation. Now, Usher is setting the record straight.

"We began to part our ways when I wanted to expand in other areas that I felt like she wasn't necessarily considerate of. You know, why create this tension when I'm attempting to grow as a man?" he says. "I think I've spent so many years focusing on being an artist and being recognized as this talent; it ain't about that no more. Now, it's about who I am as a man, and I need [my mother] to be as supportive of me as a man."

Here, Usher opens up about the love and respect between him and his mother, and credits her for helping guide his career in the right direction.

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