Usher Must Hand Over Medical Records

Male accuser wins the right to see Usher’s medical records…

Last month, Usher is accused of refusing to turn over his private medical records to the man who accused the singer of allegedly exposing him to herpes after he claims they had sex at a Los Angeles spa.

Now Usher has to turn over his medical records.

According to reports an LA judge ruled in favor of accuser John Doe ordering Usher to submit the names of his doctors, treatments and insurance providers.

The trial is set for February 2019.

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Usher Sells Georgia Mansion for $1.5 Million

Usher has closed the sale on his sprawling estate in Alpharetta for $1,500,000.

According to the Blast reports, The home is located in an exclusive gated county club and is packed with insane features including a gourmet kitchen, covered terrace bar, yoga studio, resort-style master bath with sauna, soaking spa and rain shower, ice bath, a guest house with its own private dance studio and even a climate controlled treehouse for kids.

Usher originally bought the property in 1998 for $1.2 million from music legend L.A. Reid. He tried to offload it in 2008 for $1.95 million, but took it off the market two months later.

The singer then listed the home last year for $2.488 million but slashed it down multiple times in the hopes of finding a buyer. He eventually found someone this month, when he sold off the pad for $1.5 million on July 2.

Beyonce, Jay-Z, Ed Sheeran to Headline Global Citizen Festival

Beyonce, Jay-Z and Ed Sheeran will headline a special Global Citizen Festival in honor of Nelson Mandela in South Africa on Dec. 2. The concert, which will be held at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, will mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of the anti-apartheid leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner, organizers announced early Monday. Mandela died in 2013.

Others performing at the festival include Usher, Eddie Vedder, a joint set from Pharrell Williams and Coldplay’s Chris Martin, and African artists including Wizkid, Cassper Nyovest and Femi Kuti.

Oprah Winfrey will give a keynote address Mandela’s legacy, and other hosts will include Naomi Campbell and actors Forest Whitaker and Tyler Perry.

The Global Citizen organization has a stated goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030. With its Mandela 100 campaign, it hopes to bring in $1 billion.

“Global Citizen’s campaign, which aims to rally $1 billion in new commitments, with $500 million of that set to impact the lives of 20 million women and girls worldwide, will focus on the first six Global Goals: ending poverty, zero hunger, good health and well-being, quality education, gender equality, clean water and sanitation, and life below water,” the announcement reads. Head here for more information.

 

Congrats! Jermaine Dupri Inducted Into The Songwriters Hall of Fame

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Congrats to JD on the wonderful news!

Back in February,  Jermaine Dupri’s induction comes a year after Jay-Z became the first rapper to make it into the Hall. Dupri has co-written No. 1 hits like Mariah Carey’s “We Belong Together” and “Always Be My Baby,” Usher’s “Burn” and Monica’s “The First Night.” He has released his own hip-hop albums and became a popular songwriter and producer in Atlanta when he launched the record label So So Def, building careers for Jagged Edge, Kriss Kross, Bow Wow, Xscape and more.

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On Thursday night in New York City, some of music’s top singers showed up to pay tribute to the people who put the words in their mouth: the songwriters.

At the annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Gala, hitmaking group Kool & the Gang, songwriter, producer and label boss Jermaine Dupri were among the honorees, while Usher, Mariah Carey, FantasiaLeon Bridges and The Weeknd were some of the stars who showed up to pay tribute to them.

At the show, Usher and Mariah inducted Dupri, who created hits for them as well as for the likes of TLC, Da Brat, Kriss Kross, Janet Jackson, Alicia Keys, Bow Wow, Nelly, MonicaXscape and many others. Accepting the honor, Dupri said it was “a win for any kid who believes he can do it…even when people tell you no.”  He also performed a medley of the songs “Live and Die for Hip Hop” and “Jump.”


The music mogul reacts to the news…

“To be mentioned in the same breath as people I admire means everything to me,” Dupri says, citing Motown Records founder Berry Gordy Jr. as source of inspiration.

According to Dupri, the key to writing a hit song is to focus on the hook as the driving force. That’s what he did when penning his first big record, Kriss Kross’s 1992 breakout single “Jump.” Dupri says he wrote the song in 30 minutes.

“It’s a thing that happens where you start writing a song, it’s a burning feeling that you have to finish it. Once I had the first verse, you don’t want to hear the song incomplete,” he explains. “I’ve written other songs just as fast, but that was the first time I had that feeling.”

For Dupri, this Hall of Fame honor is special because it highlights a talent he feels he doesn’t get enough credit for. He remembers being at a pool in Mexico and watching a pool full of people sing Usher’s “You Make Me Wanna…” never realizing he wrote it.


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