“After tonight, don’t leave the strippers ’round me, real playa for real.” Ursher Baby got caught up in some drama on Monday and baby, the internet could not just let this one burn.
Usher has made a lot of money throughout his storied career in entertainment but, for some reason, he decided to keep his pocketbooks lined during a recent visit to the strip club, allegedly paying the club’s dancers with “Ush Bucks” instead of real money.
The “Confessions” artist is being called out by a dancer at the club, who shared a photo of the money that Usher was using to make it rain. “So disrespectful, this is foul,” she wrote on Instagram, showing the money, which is decorated with photos of the singer’s face. “Working so hard to get nothing in return! This is a joke!! Their job is to entertain, take your cheap ass back home!!!!!”
Soon, people accused the singer of swindling strippers, but TMZ has since reported that the “Usher bucks” were used for promotion, not as real money. The outlet claims that they have been told that the incident occurred in Las Vegas at the Sapphire club, and while there, Usher and his crew spent stacks of real money on the staff. It’s reported that they tipped “quite generously” and spent “thousands on the dancers.”
Additionally, the group also dropped a few bills on bottle service—real money, once again—but someone in the singer’s entourage allegedly thought it would be funny to also leave behind Usher-faced cash as a joke. Sapphire reportedly doesn’t have any issues with Usher and would love to have him and his friends back any time.
It’s said that the money is also a part of the promotion for his upcoming residency in Las Vegas. After this information came to light, the reported dancer who launched the controversy has backtracked and is now saying she never suggested that the fake money was the only cash the singer used. Y’all have to start putting some more respect on Usher the Raymond’s name. Did y’all really think Ursher was hard up for cash? Check out the receipts/reactions below:
Usher really said to the strippers: pic.twitter.com/uZKwfmMM2D
— AFRO REYES (@rbrbreyes) April 12, 2021
Usher really went to the strip club like pic.twitter.com/BvNX9b6sI1
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) April 12, 2021
Harriet Tubman when she sees Usher face on those 20s 💀 pic.twitter.com/EeoUXEwZdV
— Richie Rich ☮️ (@nappyhippi) April 12, 2021
“Usher, they caught on to your Usher bucks” pic.twitter.com/2ZRcy2KXMz
— ShaundaVision (@Whatchamccaulit) April 12, 2021
nah bro usher a villain he was in the club with these pic.twitter.com/CL6ahrgcpc
— Cameron (@CamTalksBall) April 12, 2021
Usher pulling up to the strip club with them Usher bucks pic.twitter.com/jYwCSTyAZk
— JW🇯🇲 (@jsopran0) April 12, 2021
By the time the stripper realized the money was fake, Usher was doing this out the door pic.twitter.com/JJcbJgufL5
— Charles J. Moore (@charles270) April 12, 2021