Born: October 14, 1978
I tried football and got my ass beat. I tried baseball, and the ball knocked out one of my teeth.
I'm so sad to hear the horrible news of Amy Winehouse's death. I'm so happy I knew you Amy...Rest Well. Gone Too Soon...we'll miss you!!
It's a mission for me to make sure that philanthropy doesn't feel like a vintage hand-me-down from mom or dad. I want people to feel compelled to do something positive because they just love it, they're excited about it, and it's cool.
I think anybody, not just children, is a product of a great environment. If you put them in a better environment from a sad situation, nine times out of 10, they'll go in the right direction.
The first time I got a chance to meet Michael was onstage at Madison Square Garden. There were tons of people on the stage, and I just remember losing my mind. Like, Oh my God, that's Michael Jackson right there. I was just over his right shoulder. And then when I finally got a chance to get on the stage with him, I was just shut down. He had the type of magic that you just bowed to. I just said, 'I love you, and I know you've heard it a million and one times from fans all over the world, but you've meant so much to me as an entertainer, and I love you, and I've admired you all these years.
I met BSB at a benefit gig we were both doing, and they are really humble, nice guys - and very hard working
[I'm] a sponge, the more I absorb, the more I am able to articulate my vision, as artists do, like Picasso. I'm an artist in that light. I went from being an artist to an artiste.
I wouldn't call myself a coward, no way. But being buried alive is something I could never handle. The only way you'd see me being buried alive is if I was dead, man.
It can never be bad to have a foundation as a man - a black man. - in a time when women are dying for men. Women have started to become lovers of each other as a result of not having enough men.
I've been working so hard, I'm about to have a Mariah Carey.
I learned how music works dealing with Jermaine Dupri, and I learned how image works dealing with Puff Daddy.
The hardest thing I think I've ever had to do to tell you, the woman I love, that I'm having a baby by a woman that I barely know.
You are my superstar. I'm your number one fan, give me your autograph, sign it right here on my heart. Girl, I'll be your groupie, baby.
Giving a child an education is by far one of the most important investments we can make.
The best present a man can give a woman is his undivided attention.
You can't fake being a star. But you can also become a great personality.
In time we grow older, we grow wiser, we grow smarter, and we're better. And I feel like I'm becoming more seasoned, although I don't have my salt-and-pepper hair.
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I never hated my father. I would have named my child Usher regardless. I never hated myself because I carried his name, because I made it mean what I wanted it to mean.
The beauty about living in Atlanta is that there aren't too many paparazzi here, you can just relax. And that really works for me and my children.
It isn't hard to be in a relationship because I've always loved to be in a relationship, and I love to be in love.