Usher Says Why His Kids Don’t Want Him at Their Events

Usher has fans all over the world looking for tickets to his concerts, but that doesn’t mean he can easily get front row seats at one of his kids’ shows.

While appearing on the Club Shay Shay podcast Wednesday, the singer told host Shannon Sharpe that her teenage sons don’t always like it when she attends their games or shows. He said they sometimes prefer to be “low-key.”

“My kids, sometimes they don’t want me to come. They don’t want me at their basketball games or shows,” he said. “They want to be very, very humble because they don’t want that energy.”

The U Don’t Have to Call singer said that he empathizes with his children who want him to keep a low profile but that it is difficult for him because he wants to be present at their events.

He said there were “countless” times he sat in the back of the room during events, and he would make himself “as small as possible.”

Usher shares sons Usher “Cinco” V, 16, and Naviyd Ely, 15, with ex-wife Tameka Foster. He is also father to a three-year-old daughter, Sovereign Bo, and a two-year-old son, Sire Castrello, who he shares with his current girlfriend, Jennifer Goicoechea.

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Elsewhere on Club Shay Shay, the singer discusses the importance of talking to her kids, loving them, and keeping them calm: “I walked so we could ride, and now that you ride, I want you to understand the importance of riding. ongoing.”

In November, the Nice & Slow STAR wrote a sweet tribute to Cinco in an Instagram post to celebrate the teenager’s 16th birthday.

He shared a video showing him screaming at his son while on stage during one of his concerts in Las Vegas, and another video showing clips from Cinco’s extravagant 16th birthday party, which looked unremarkable.

Usher will perform the 2024 Super Bowl Halftime Show on Sunday February 11th.

He discussed his journey to the show on the Talk News I Know That’s Right podcast in November, saying that his show would celebrate 30 years of his music career.

“I’m going to celebrate it because music has been the connective tissue between me and people, because of every experience I’ve had, I put it into music and maybe it makes us cry, makes us feel vulnerable. and transparent,” he said.

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