Is Usher Missing His Mommy?Published by Marcus Vanderberg on Monday, July 7, 2008 at 9:07 am.
Usher might become a mama’s boy again.
After lower than expected record sales during the first week for “Here I Stand” (433,000), the R&B singer is reportedly thinking about re-hiring his mom, Jonetta Patton, as his manager.
According to the NY Daily News:
Usher was livid!,” claims an insider. “He threatened to fire everyone.” Also troubling were the ratings for the BET Awards. While the show pulled 6.3 million viewers when Beyonce opened it last year, the Usher-headlined show drew only 5.8 million. “People have been telling Usher to listen to his mother,” says a source. “Nobody knows how to sell him better than she does. Usher can be stubborn. But he may be ready.”
Usher fired his mom as manager last year and replaced her with Benny Medina, who has worked with Jennifer Lopez and Mariah Carey.
Mama knows, Usher.