Usher Steps Out Smiling Despite Being Dissed By Justin Bieber (PHOTOS)
Despite the uncomfortable (and let’s be honest, hilarious) videos that we were released of Justin Bieber’s recent deposition, his mentor Usher doesn’t seem to have a care in the world. The 35-year-old Voice coach seemed totally unfazed on Monday, March 10, while shopping along La Brea Avenue in L.A.
Though Usher refused to answer questions about his protege when confronted by the paparazzi, he still came across in his typically cool and charming way. The “Without You” singer was in perfectly high spirits as he smiled for the cameras before driving away in his SUV.
For those that haven’t watched the clips from the deposition (and we highly recommend you do), let’s just say that Justin seems totally ungrateful for all that Usher’s done for his career. Despite been famously signed to Raymond Braun Media Group in 2008, Justin doesn’t seem to think Usher had much of an impact on his career.
Read this excerpt from the interview below...
Prosecuting Attorney: Do you know Usher Raymond IV? Justin Bieber: No. PA: Do you know an entertainer by the name of Usher? JB: Yeah, Usher... That sounds familiar. PA: Isn’t it true that Usher was instrumental in starting your career? JB: I was found on YouTube. I think that I was detrimental to my own career.
(Editor’s note: It quickly becomes apparent that Justin meant to say he was “instrumental” to his career, but we can’t exactly argue with that Freudian slip.)
Click through to see photos of Usher looking hot and happy in L.A.!