Ever hear anyone say in life you’re essentially always dating the same person because you’ll always be drawn to a certain look or personality type?
If not, let’s just say I made it up and I kind of know of what I speak, OK?
Exhibit A is Usher, who is apparently experiencing a bit of déjà vu with rumored new girlfriend, Grace Miguel.
Grace is older than Usher. Grace is supposedly married. And now it seems his mom can’t stand her.
The New York Daily News reports that there seems to be some friction between the ex-Def Jam exec and Usher’s mama over how to handle Usher’s career. Yes, that should sound familiar.
The problem is that she most recently worked at Island Def Jam Records, a competitor of Usher’s label, Jive.
“Some people see it as a conflict of interest,” says a music insider. “She’s still under contract with Def Jam, but Grace seems to be calling the shots behind the scenes on Usher’s album.”
Agrees another source: “It has complicated things tremendously. Usher has her calling the shots now. Grace has been taking calls with the big bosses at Jive regarding Usher’s CD, and the label doesn’t like it.”
That’s not all. Our insider says that Usher’s mother, Jonetta Patton, and Miguel aren’t exactly getting along. In fact, says the snitch, Patton is “mad that Grace is stepping on her toes and meddling in her management affairs.”
Says the insider: “Jonetta sees Grace as a rival for her son’s attention — just like Tameka was — and, even worse, she thinks all of Grace’s meddling could affect Usher’s album.”
I hope Grace knows that in the end, Usher’s Oedipus complex (I know you were assigned to read Oedipus Rex in school) will always have Mama Jonetta winning in the end. And if I were Usher, I’d let my mom win a lot sooner.
Somewhere Tameka Raymond is singing to herself, “Don’t it always seem to go, that you don’t know what you got ‘til it’s gone.” That or two-stepping to, “It’s cheaper to keep her.”