Today, Usher'sdivorce from Tameka Raymond is final.
The pop superstar and Foster were married for two years andhave two children.
On one hand, I want to scoff at another celeb marriagebiting the dust. From the outside looking in, you can't help but wonder howseriously the marriage was taken in the first place.
Yes, I know it's not so simple. I don't know why Usher filedto end the union. According to an APreport, Usher claimed the marriage was "irretrievably broken" and any hope of"reconciliation" was not likely.
Celebs aren't the only ones contributing to our nation'shigh divorce rate.
I am annoyed though by Usher's new song "Papers" that takesa call and response approach to discussing breakups. In the song written bySean Garrett, Usher lists several problems in his marriage.
He talks about almost ruining his relationship with hismother, loosing himself, and being tired of sleeping in the other room.Honestly, most artists sing about personal experiences. It's basically what Usherdid with his 10 million plus selling "Confessions" album, but this just feelsway too opportunistic for me.
I mean, did it really need a chant urging fellow unhappilymarried people to sing along?
"All my fellas up in here if you've had enough and you'reready to sign say, 'Ready, ready, ready'."
"All my ladies if you're sick and tired and you're ready tosign say, 'Ready, ready, ready'."
I can't take the song seriously.
I hope his kids, Usher Raymond V and Naviyd Ely, are okay.