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Singer Usher and current girlfriend Jennifer Goicoechea stepped out to grab a pizza to go in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

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Usher, 41, and Jennifer wore a couple different cloth masks to protect themselves from the coronavirus.

Usher indirectly responded to singer The Weeknd's claim that Usher stole his style for the 2012 single "Climax".

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In an interview with Variety.com, The Weeknd said: "I heard 'Climax,' and was like, 'Holy f—, that's a Weeknd song.' It was very flattering, and I knew I was doing something right, but I also got angry. But the older I got, I realized it's a good thing."

Usher had time to respond to the allegations indirectly.

On Instagram Live, the singer shared a series of videos that featured him re-listening to "Climax" to reacquaint himself with the notes before launching into a falsetto rendition of the song.

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Usher looked directly into the camera while singing the last line of the song, "Can't take it back, nigga."

Usher then launched the #ClimaxChallenge, with some fans trying (and failing) to imitate Usher's signature falsetto.

Usher was previously married to industry veteran Grace Miguel who divorced him in 2018 after he was sued by three fans for allegedly giving them herpes. Usher's career took a hit as a result of the lawsuits. It is very difficult to make herpes sexy.

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Drake, who popularized hip-hop's Emo rapper subgenre, dropped his new single "War" on Christmas Eve.

On the track, Drake, right, addresses his rumored feud with Canadian R&B singer the Weeknd, saying "We just had to fix things."

Drake, who many say launched the Weeknd's career, reportedly fell out with the singer after he dropped his single "Lost in the Fire" that seemed to referenced Drake's son, Adonis, whom Drake denied for months.

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Drake eventually claimed the 14-month-old boy in a song off his Scorpion album, which was released in June 2019.

In his song "War," Drake mentions all the people he wants to "fix things" with, including "the boy that sound like he sang on Thriller/You know that's been my n____, yeah/We just had to fix things, family, 6 tings/ We can't split up."

Drake continues:

"Anyone I'm beefin' with is a no name/N____ can't even win home games/They just gotta fall in line like Soul Train."

Drake's fans criticized the rapper for switching his familiar sing-song rhyme style to a staccato rap flow. One YouTube user wrote: "Damn Drake's a UK Drill rapper now?"

2019 has not been a good year for Drake. As a result, the Toronto native has landed on a few "Rappers who fell off in 2019" lists.
 

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Singer The Weeknd has severed his business ties with H&M after the European clothing giant ran an advertisement on its UK website featuring a black boy wearing a hoodie with the words "Coolest Monkey in the Jungle".

On Monday afternoon Weeknd tweeted: "woke up this morning shocked and embarrassed by this photo. i’m deeply offended and will not be working with @hm anymore..."

H&M, which is based in Sweden, apologized and removed the advertisement on Sunday. But that was not enough for Weeknd and others who remain highly offended by the racist advertising gimmick.

"This image has now been removed from all H&M channels and we apologise to anyone this may have offended," the company told the NY Daily News.

Two other hoodies from the same company featured white boy models, including one labeled a jungle "survival expert."

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Chance The Rapper covers the February 2017 issue of GQ magazine. The 23-year-old Chicago native explains why he won't give in to irrational fears about a Donald Trump presidency:

“My dad's the man. And I can't say that enough," Chance says about his father, Ken Williams-Bennett, who was an aide to former Chicago mayor Harold Washington and also worked for then-Senator Barack Obama.

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