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Usher Raymond and girlfriend Jennifer Goicoechea are expecting their first child together, Us Weekly reports exclusively.

The baby will be Raymond's third child and Goicoechea's first, Us Weekly can exclusively confirm.

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A source very close to the couple tells Us Weekly, "They are thrilled and very excited." The couple were spotted in L.A., outside a production studio, on Monday, August 31, with Goicoechea's baby bump on display.

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Goicoechea is Raymond's youngest girlfriend, as he usually prefers older women.

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The Grammy winner, 41, previously welcomed two sons — Usher Raymond V, 12, and Naviyd, 11 - with his then-wife, Tameka Foster, 49. After they divorced in 2009, the Texas native went on to wed record executive Grace Miguel, 51. They announced their separation in 2018 after Usher was sued by several people who claim he gave them the herpes virus.

Raymond and Goicoechea, 36, were first spotted together as a couple at the Hollywood Bowl in October 2019.

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Social media was buzzing with fake news that singer Usher Raymond broke The Weeknd's nose in a brawl.

The Weeknd stepped out this week wearing stage makeup that simulated a busted nose and a split lip for VMA rehearsals in NYC. The three-time Grammy winner turned heads on his way to rehearse for the annual fan-voted awards show in a face full of bloody makeup and fake bruises.

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The 30-year-old Canadian singer/songwriter dismissed the fight rumors, saying he and Usher never had beef.

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"He's one of the reasons why I make music," the "Starboy" singer told Esquire magazine. "I have nothing bad to say about Usher. The sweetest, most down-to-earth guy ever," he added.

Rumors spread that the two singers had beef after The Weeknd compared his music to Usher's 2012 single "Climax" in a previous cover story with Variety.

"I hit him up to apologize and tell him that it was misconstrued," he told Esquire. "Of course media blows things out of proportion and takes things out of context. Usher is a King and always an inspiration so it was flattering to hear what him and Diplo did on climax."

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Usher has urged men not to be afraid to show their emotions in his powerful new song "I CRY".

"I can't keep it together. I usually don't show my emotions," he sings in the song that he says is inspired by his two sons, Usher Raymond V, 12, and Naviyd Ely Raymond, 11.

The 41-year-old singer shares custody of his sons 50/50 with ex-wife Tameka Foster. He admitted he wants to set an example for his boys that there's no shame in a man crying.

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"This song was inspired by wanting to teach my sons that it is ok for a man to feel emotions deeply and to cry. Like many men, I was raised to believe that we have to be ‘tough’ and not show our vulnerability, which I don’t want to teach them," he wrote in a statement on Twitter.

Usher added that the death of George Floyd at the hands of police officers and the subsequent Black Lives Matter protests around the world also motivated him to drop the inspirational tune.

"While I was shut in during the pandemic and watching the death of George Floyd, the ongoing slaughter of Black men and women, the protests and the events that unfolded, I became very connected to the wider universal feeling of hopelessness," he explained.

"Like many, I grew increasingly frustrated by how slow things have been to change. I became very depressed thinking about all (the) sons who have lost their fathers to police brutality, social injustice and violence; the daughters and mothers too. So I returned to this song and realized it was intended for this time, so I finished it and here it is."
 

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Celebrity stylist Tameka Foster emailed Sandrarose.com to correct some misinformation in my post about her sons, titled "Usher recreates magazine photo shoot with his sons for Father's Day."

I incorrectly wrote:

"Usher and [Tameka] Foster have worked together to co-parent their sons. Foster moved from Atlanta to L.A. so their sons would not have to fly coast to coast for visitations with her every month."

Tameka responded, writing:

Good morning Sandra,

It's Tameka. Hey girl hey.... Thank you for posting about my boys. But the post is a bit negative and inaccurate.

Usher and I share the boys 50/50. They are with me half of the time, if not more than half. Primary custody has to do with "tie breaking" decision making re: school, religion, health, extra curricular. We agree on those things and I’m involved in the decisions. Which was never really a debate anyway. I didn’t move to visit my kids. LOL. We moved to be closer to their Dad so HE didn’t have to commute, he was already there. I’m from Cali so it’s great. I pray you’re well and staying safe.

Thanks Sandra.

It was not my intention to post negative or misinformation about Tameka.

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Usher Raymond recreated a magazine photo shoot with his 2 sons Usher Raymond V, 12, and Naviyd Ely Raymond, 11, in a TikTok video for Father's Day.

The 41-year-old R&B crooner was awarded primary custody of the boys after a bitter court battle with ex-wife Tameka Foster in 2012.

Since then, Usher and Foster have worked together to co-parent their sons. Foster moved from Atlanta to L.A. so their sons would not have to fly coast to coast for visitations with her every month.

Usher, Shakira, Coldplay and more are set to perform during a star-studded virtual concert to highlight the impact the coronavirus has made globally.

The concert will livestream on June 27, and will feature performances by Jennifer Hudson, Justin Bieber, Quavo, Miley Cyrus, Chloe x Halle, and more.

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Usher, Lil Jon and Ludacris -- who previously teamed up for the 2004 hit song "Yeah!" - have reunited for a new slow jam "SexBeat."

The track opens with Lil Jon setting the mood and Ludacris rapping about his exploits in the bedroom. Then Usher croons: "Sex beat/When I get in that room and the bass go boom/Something about the way it make me move."

"When Usher, Jon and Luda come together it's always amazing," Usher tells Beats 1's Zane Lowe.

"No matter what Jon is doing, no matter where Ludacris is, no matter who I am, or where I'm going, or what type of music I'm introducing, when we come together, we go back to the center, like the orbit of who we all are as artists at our best. Usher, Jon and Luda had to do it again. You know? It's time."

Usher added: "We, by the way, have been sitting on this song for about two years. So as great as that one song is, please know that two years ago this record was done."
 

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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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Jermaine Dupri rushed to defend his friend, Usher Raymond, when the R&B crooner teased his new single - and everyone thought he was singing about herpes.

According to TMZ, the diminutive music producer and part-time DJ, cleared the air when speculation ran rampant that Usher's new single "Confessions Pt. 3" contained a reference to his "sickness."

"Don't let that 'sickness' lyric fool you," JD tweeted on Wednesday. "The song is about a girl cheatin' on him and gettin' pregnant by another man. She is then being stuck with the decision to keep or abort it. Now that he knows, Should he stay or Leave???"

Usher teased the new single during his live set at the Cricket Lounge this week.

    "Remember that time I was sitting up sick, couldn't sleep on the middle of the night? / And you said bae let me take you to the ER / I said 'Nah, Imma be alright / Well, the next day I found out from f*cking around that the sickness I had was life / And I was fixed with the decision to keep it / Knowing I had to get rid of it, rid of it, live with it / You don't know, he don't know, I had to deal with it."

The song concludes with: "That's the test to see if you're strong."

Then, addressing the audience directly, Usher says, "You realize what I just told you? You don't realize it, huh? Well, you can play it back."
 

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R&B crooner Usher teased his new single "Confessions Pt. 3" during a live set at the Cricket Lounge, where he previewed songs from his upcoming album.

The 41-year-old was the target of lawsuits from multiple women and one man, each accusing him of giving them herpes. The lawsuits were quietly settled out of court last year. The terms of the settlements - and whether any cash was paid out - were not disclosed.

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But a clip from his live set left his fans wondering if he's trying to tell them something. Usher seems to allude to a "sickness" on "Confessions Pt. 3".

    "Remember that time I was sitting up sick, couldn't sleep on the middle of the night? / And you said bae let me take you to the ER / I said 'Nah, Imma be alright / Well, the next day I found out from f*cking around that the sickness I had was life / And I was fixed with the decision to keep it / Knowing I had to get rid of it, rid of it, live with it / He don't know, I don't know, we had to deal with it."

The song concludes with: "That's the test to see if you're strong."

Then, addressing the audience directly, Usher says, "You realize what I just told you? You don't realize it, huh? Well, you can play it back."
 


 

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Usher Raymond, Justin Bieber and Snoop Dogg are among the stars calling for the NBA to change its logo in honor of the late Kobe Bryant.

The Los Angeles Lakers legend was just 41 when he was killed in a helicopter crash alongside his daughter Gianna, 13, their pilot, Ara Zobayan, 50, and six other passengers in California on Sunday, Jan. 26.

Following the heartbreaking news, tributes have poured in for Bryant, and fans are petitioning the NBA to change its logo to recognize the star.

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Naomi Campbell (pictured) and Vanessa Hudgens were also among the famous faces backing fan Nick M's campaign on website change.org, which features a logo mockup by graphic artist Tyson Beck.

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The petition aims to replace the current image, which features former basketball player and executive Jerry West in a silhouette (far right). The current NBA logo was designed by Alan Siegel in 1969.

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Lakers legends Jerry West (left) and Bryant posed together after the Lakers defeated the San Antonio Spurs in Game Five of the Western Conference Finals during the 2008 NBA Playoffs on May 29, 2008 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

"Couldn't be a better time or all around athlete and person for it," Usher wrote on Instagram, adding, "#changethelogo."

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But many NBA fans disagree. They want the NBA to leave the logo the way it is. Fans say social media has a tendency to make martyrs out of celebrities such as mixtape rapper Nipsey Hussle, who was gunned down in Los Angeles in March 2019.

When WENN.com went to press, the petition had amassed over 1.5 million signatures.

Usher Raymond fans were shocked and saddened when a Georgia woman filed a lawsuit in 2018 accusing him of infecting her with the herpes virus.

Nothing ruins a sex symbol's public image like the knowledge that he has an incurable infectious STD. But all is not lost for Usher and other men and women infected with an STD.

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Rapper Rich the Kid was the apparent victim of a violent armed robbery outside a West Hollywood recording studio on Tuesday, according to TMZ.

Rich the Kid, whose real name is Dimitri Roger, posted an Instagram image that shows him holding stacks of cash and wearing expensive jewelry while standing next to a Lamborghini Urus.

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Police in Los Angeles arrested a burglar who targeted the high end homes of R&B crooner Usher and an unidentified Real Housewives reality TV cast member.

The man is suspected of burglarizing Usher's Spanish-style villa in Los Angeles after attending an open house when the home was listed on the market in March 2018.

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