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Why Did Usher Fire His Mother?

Usher Raymond IV might be a mega-babe with a harem of ladies in waiting, but this R&B singer is a mommy's boy at heart. In fact, Usher was managed by his mother, Jonetta Patton, for most of his career – until he fired her in 2007! So, what went wrong?

Word on the street is that Usher's fiancée, Tameka Foster, didn't get along with Jonetta, but Usher says her dismissal was a straight-up business decision.

"I have chosen to take the reins of my career," he told The Associated Press at the time. "We have a different view and mind-set. I'm doing it and I'm handling it and very, very happy with it."

Usher hired Benny Medina to replace his mom as manager, but eventually rehired Jonetta in 2008 (only a few months before divorcing Tameka in 2009). But the fun doesn't stop there! Usher re-fired his mom when he started dating Def Jam executive Grace Miguel. Looks like this lovely lady is currently her boo's manager, but fear not. Ush and his mom are on good terms!

Source: Celebitchy / Popeater / Yahoo

02.15.2013 / 02:00 AM EDT by Mehera Bonner
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