A loyal reader, who asked to remain anonymous, wrote:

Hey Sandra:

I am a DC native, and I read your blog at least twice a day no matter what is going on in my life :-) In the spirit of you being more positive in 2009, I wanted to share some positive information with you (the home team) about your "favorite" Atlanta couple... Tameka and Usher that I ask that you share with my Sandrarose blog peeps. Me and my close girl friend were shopping in the shoe department of Saks Fifth Ave in Tyson's Corner Galleria on Monday, January 19 around 3:40pm. We were sitting and my friend was admiring this woman's blush seated in the couch across from us when she realized that it was Tameka.

Besides me and my friend, Tameka and this man (we assumed to be her assistant) were the only people in the shoe department. She was extremely friendly while we chatted with her. At one point I was telling her that we attended the Lincoln Memorial concert (more on that in the next email) and that Usher's peacoat was so FLY... so the next thing I know, Usher walks up on our conversation, and I'm surprised.

So Tameka goes, "babe they were just telling me that they like your coat." So I say to Usher, "yeah that coat was really FLY." So he's like "thank you." So I go jokingly, "I have the picture if you want to see it." And then Usher goes playing..."that's ok, I have it in my closet." They were such a lovely couple and genuinely seem to be happy in each other's company. What sealed it for me about how cool they were was as we were leaving the shoe department, they immediately said "good bye" and waved.

Sandra, me and my friend marveled at how nice looking Tameka is and how small she is... didn't she just have a baby? I'm not sure why people dog her looks Sandra... she is a very nice looking brown woman. And Sandra girl, Tameka face... as we say in DC, "was beat" (e.g. her makeup was fierce!). Her weave was long and straight (she had bangs). If I didn't know anything about
hair I would have thought it was hers...it was flat ironed bone straight and it blended in nicely with her own hair. She must had that good ole Remy Saga hair...lol!

After, my friend and I went to Cheesecake Factory in the Galleria and as we were leaving lunch, we exited through Neiman Marcus because we parked near the entrance, and we saw Tameka in there... still shopping, she wasn't playing Sandra...lol!

Please keep my email address and identity private.

Thank you and enjoy the rest of your day.

Photo: Wireimage/Getty

  • LovelyLady

    I Live In DC where da Hell was all these stars

  • a_queen81

    I have to admit, Tameka has grown on me. I used to say she looked like a man, and was ugly, but I think that was just the hater in me. She is actually very pretty and looks damn good to have 4 or 5 kids. There I said it, whew!

  • http://myspace.com/reddymond_45 The Black Katie Couric

    I live in Northern VA, not thay far from Tysons.
    I should have known to go in there!!!!

    Went into DC last night and saw NO ONE but then again they did have the block around the Ronald Reagan building on lock.

  • Daisy

    I saw several stars while in DC. I leave tomorrow headed back to the A. I heard Tameka was backstage Sun with Usher.

  • Daisy

    Oh and Usher did look good Sun that coat was hot and he is finally thinning back out. Betta luck on the next cd Usher!

  • Ilovepink1981

    I can not wait to move back to dc. I live in Atlanta and have not seen any stars since Ive been here doing normal things and I work at the mall

  • mizzdallas

    You know Tamkea & usher should come out with a reality tv show I know they want that extra money/ Because if Ray-J and Tiny and the other babymommas can get one it wont be that hard for the raymonds to get a tv show, and I will be watching all of that mess!! :lol:

  • http://myspace.com/thegameoncw Bird

    I have never thought she was ugly and I'm glad to hear she is personable.

  • Daisy

    @Bird I agree while she may not be the cutest so to speak I didnt/dont think she was ugly as some made her out to be. I also was mad when some ppl said it was about color when it wasnt. Chilli was not light last time I checked.

  • Sharonda

    :danban:

    My friend says "beat" as in fierce too.Must becoming univesal because I thought it meant the opposite.

    Good for Meka and Usher!

  • mimi08

    And?!! I still say usher's attitude sucked and he showed his pure black azz! He deserves the decline in his record sales, and never again will i be a fan of his. Regardless of his choice in women, i think most of us can care less, it's how he treated his mother and others when he was on top of the world! He kicked his mother to the curb and basically told his fans to kiss his azz. I guess it's much easier to be nice, humble and sweet, once you get a reality check. Fool me twice, hellz no!

  • KAT

    i didn't see any stars, but some people that was on the bus with me said that they saw rick fox at the inauguration.

  • SHANIASMOMMA

    rick fox ...he is not a star ...i didn't know who he was till he married Vanessa Williams... :lolsign:

  • Anna

    If I was the loyal reader shopping at Saks I would have told you who I am. LOL. I am team Tameka and feel like Kat about Usher.

  • licia

    i think her attitude is ugly , but she's not an ugly woman .

  • http://www.myspace.com/diva2127 Diva2127

    I love this couple. She's a normal brown skinned women that pulled Usher and Everyone is hating. I really want them to succeed. I would love to see her on the Real Housewives of Atlanta i Think she would be NENe's new BFF!

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    licia Says:

    I think her attitude is ugly , but she’s not an ugly woman

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    Can I have an example of the attitude people are saying this but i want to know example of why people don't like her, other then her keeping fast chick away from her husband.

  • Anna

    16Diva2127 Says:

    I love this couple. She’s a normal brown skinned women that pulled Usher and Everyone is hating. I really want them to succeed. I would love to see her on the Real Housewives of Atlanta i Think she would be NENe’s new BFF!

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    licia Says:

    I think her attitude is ugly , but she’s not an ugly woman

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    Can I have an example of the attitude people are saying this but i want to know example of why people don’t like her, other then her keeping fast chick away from her husband
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    Most ppl think her attitude is stank because she does not smile. I would not want cameras in my face everytime I stepped outside and don't forget she had back to back pregnancies.

  • LilMissRed

    awww thats nice.. I glad they (Mr & Mrs) were friendly.. u hear so many horror stories about celebs

  • melinla

    Are the tattoos on the back of her arm and the one on his hand matching?

  • BayArea

    Usher's or Tameka's publicist is either working overtime or Sandra owes the Raymonds a favor. Two nice post in one day? Whach out now! :notworthy:

  • lovejoy1

    I always that she was a nice looking brown girl...

  • licia

    Diva2127 Says:

    I love this couple. She’s a normal brown skinned women that pulled Usher and Everyone is hating. I really want them to succeed. I would love to see her on the Real Housewives of Atlanta i Think she would be NENe’s new BFF!

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    licia Says:

    I think her attitude is ugly , but she’s not an ugly woman

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    Can I have an example of the attitude people are saying this but i want to know example of why people don’t like her, other then her keeping fast chick away from her husband.

    ^^^ it was something that she said in a magazine that made me think she had a bad attitude. i can totally understand her wanting to keep women away from her husband. that wasn't what turned me off from her at all. i would have to find that magazine to recall what it was exactly.

  • Songbird27

    LOL... Tameka and her "friends" hit you up again huh Sandra? I see she's having a ball cleaning out that man's bank account! :roll:

  • ladilovely

    You know Sandra is it funny how you turn the comments off your sly comments on Obama. You are just like the media. Twisting the news so that it appears corrupt. If you dislike OUR PRESIDENT SO MUCH, why are you here. Did England kick you out, if not PLEASE GO BACK WITH YOUR NEGATIVE COMMENTS.

  • jazi65

    Its nice to hear that some celebs are friendly with those who made them stars.

  • http://myspace.com/thatwoodardgirl ndwflorida

    :offtopic: 24ladilovely "You know Sandra is it funny how you turn the comments off your sly comments on Obama. You are just like the media..."

    ***********That was funny and so true************
    Tameka and Usher are a nice couple, lets embrace black love, and stop all the hateration. Its enough of our black men on the other side of the fence as it is.

  • masonmom

    i dont know about all that, my stepdad was behind the scenes at the lincoln mem concert and he said usher was uppity and snooty and didnt want to be bothered by fans. garth brooks was the only cool person who appreciated his fans!

  • brwnsugga4you

    :yawn: i'm still not feeling usher or tamkea. i haven't purchased anything usher since confessions.....