Usher and Poppy (photo: Mike Coppola, Getty Images)Usher could not resist getting a new puppy Thursday night. The "Numb" singer purchased a female Goldendoodle for $12,000 at the Second Annual Pencils Of Promise Gala in Guastavino's in New York.
Usher boasted about his new pet on his Twitter page. "All in the name of [canine] fun! It took me 2 years but I outbid everyone this year to bring Poppy home to Ush," he wrote. The name Poppy is inspired by the event title, Pencils Of Promise (PoP).
According to People, Usher outbid former "Gossip Girl" actress Jessica Szohr. After Usher initially offered to buy the puppy for $10,000, Szohr raised the stakes to $11,000, prompting the R&B pop star to increase his bid to $12,000.Read More »from Usher Buys $12k Puppy At Charity Gala, Donates Private Dance Lessons