TMZ: Usher was about to be engaged, had no reason to hook up with Quantasia

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You know how when you confront a liar about something they’ve done they won’t deny it directly but will answer in the form of a question? It might be something like “Why would I do that?” or “why would you ask that?” That’s what came to mind when I read Usher’s latest explanation, as per his mouthpiece TMZ, for why he must not have slept with the plaintiff in the herpes lawsuit against him. Usher’s excuse is that he was in love with his soon-to-be fiance, now wife Grace Miguel, at the time Quantasia Sharpton claims she slept with him. What kind of explanation is that? People in early relationships cheat all the time. Usher’s previous excuse via TMZ was that Quantasia was “not his type,” i.e. not hot enough for him. A photo came out of her on the night in question in 2014 and she was much different-looking back then so now that has been forgotten and there’s another excuse. We heart that there’s a potential witness, a Day’s Inn employee who claimed she saw Usher enter the lobby, meet with Quantasia there and presumably go up to Quantasia’s room. All of this allegedly happened on the night Quantasia claims Usher had unprotected sex with her without informing her he had genital herpes. The Day’s Inn worker remembers clearly because she asked Usher for a selfie with her and he said he would take one in an hour but never came back.

TMZ has this story along with a couple of other reasons Usher couldn’t have been there – he was late working that night and he had to travel a lot. Isn’t that what liars do too? They throw a bunch of excuses against the wall and see what sticks.

Usher says there’s no way he went to a Days Inn to hook up with the woman suing him … because he was too busy falling in love with the woman who’s now his wife.

Sources close to the singer tell TMZ … he says there was never a hotel hookup with Quantasia Sharpton, telling friends, in November 2014 he was on the verge of getting engaged to Grace Miguel.

Usher tells them at the time of his alleged encounter, Grace was his manager and they spent ALL their free time together.

His people say when the two weren’t enjoying free time, it was all business, and they were inseparable. The couple got engaged less than 2 months after the alleged Days Inn tryst.

Usher’s people also say on the night in question his show ran late, which pushed the meet-and-greet well after midnight … and that flies in the face with Quantasia’s timeline in which she claims she hooked up with the singer around 12.

We’re told his travel schedule was super tight too … making it even more unlikely he even had time to step out for a secret trip to the Days Inn.

[From TMZ]

Again, first Usher’s story was that Quantasia wasn’t hot enough for him. Then when a witness and photo emerged he suddenly remembered he was busy, in love and also he worked late that night. This is all BS and it’s a shame that there’s no way to DNA test herpes. According to Lisa Bloom, the lawyer representing Quantasia and two other anonymous clients, at least one of her clients contracted genital herpes. Quantasia and another plaintiff (one of whom is a man, it’s not known if he’s the one with herpes) are lucky they didn’t catch anything. Many of you don’t agree, but I do think they have a case. Yes it’s stupid to have sex without a condom with a new person, but it’s criminal for someone who knows they have an STD to a) not disclose that to a new partner and b) deliberately go without a condom.

We have still not heard an official statement from Usher except for these ridiculous stories he’s weaving to TMZ.

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  1. Electric Tuba says:

    Pre engaged is not a thing and relationship status does not prevent people from cheating. Go home Usher.

  2. HK9 says:

    Usher-just stop.

    • Radley says:

      Yeah that’s a really pointless line of defense. Why not point out that as a famous person with a girlfriend (at the time), he would not parade through the lobby of a hotel, talk to staff, greet his booty all and then follow her back to her room. A room she was sharing with other people. That’s just dumb as heck. Who does that? So I’m still side-eyeing Quantasia’s story.

      Usher, you need better crisis managers. What a dumb counter-argument. And, to look at all sides, that dumb counter-argument doesn’t make you look any less guilty. It just makes it seem like you don’t want to get into the particulars of that night because you aren’t sure what else Quantasia is holding. So, side-eyeing you too, buddy.

      • LadyT says:

        If he didn’t keep opening his mouth this wouldn’t even be in the news any more. The lawyers/managers etc on his payroll are terrible at their jobs. Tell him to zip it. Done.

  3. Beth says:

    Give me a break, Usher. Too many guys are pigs who will fuck anyone if they had the chance. Just because someone is in love, doesn’t mean they’ll stay innocent and control their hornyness.

    • Pandy says:

      Oh but not Usher! He’s too pure to be a dirty horndog. I just snorted coffee out of my nose trying to type this.

  4. grabbyhands says:

    Pre-engaged? Is that a thing now?

    • minx says:

      Decades ago I remember really young kids would get “pre-engaged” with tiny little rings. It’s ludicrous that Usher would use that as an excuse–as if being engaged or married stops anyone from cheating.

  5. Shelley says:

    Love does not ensure fidelity, engage, married or not. Weak excuses.

  6. Honey says:

    How many more excuses can he make up? Is his wife going to forgive and forget all of this?

  7. RBC says:

    What great reading Usher’s children will have when they go online and surf the internet.

  8. LadyT says:

    There is not enough evidence here to convict him of anything pertaining to Quantasia. It’s he said/she said as to whether or not they even had sex, much less unprotected sex without disclosure. A witness placing him at the Days Inn is a step in the right direction but doesn’t come close to proving an actual crime in a court of law.
    His comments are lame and unnecessary.

  9. Lalu says:

    Sounds like quantasia dodged a bullet. She should just be thankful she didn’t catch anything.
    I would be interested to know if she told her subsequent partners that she had slept with this guy without protection and had greatly increased the odds that she might be harboring an illness.
    But something tells me this is more about money than responsibility.

    • Allie B. says:

      Exactly. Did she tell the person she slept with the next week, next month, etc? She says she tested negative during her pregnancy so that means she had been having unprotected sex with someone else. My opinion is that Usher needs to pay the people that he infected, but let’s not pretend that you “care about your health” if you had unprotected sex with a total stranger. You don’t. HIV is real.

  10. Lame excuse. It would be better to say, how does she know it was me? She hooked up with me a total stranger and had unprotected sex and how do you know she didn’t do it the next day with someone else? I know that comes of as shaming (it is) but the reality is it’s true. She doesn’t know she got it from him (edit I see she didn’t get it so why’s she suing?), she’s just looking for a payday. I’m all about supporting women, especially victims of rape or domestic violence, but this scenario I have to side eye. A woman should respect herself enough to a. Not just sleep with someone you just met and b. Use protection! I get if he had an std he should have took precaution, but it takes 2 to tango and it shouldn’t all be on the man to remember to wrap up. That’s my 2 cents on it.

    • LadyT says:

      He isn’t going to say that because there’s not even proof he had sex with her at all. She’s in it for a payday, and worse, she’s got a lowest tier lawyer that is pursuing this non-case for a payday.

    • ORIGINAL T.C. says:

      She just turned 19 years old when she had sex with him. Many people on celebitchy bend over backwards to defend mistakes made by White female celebrities from age 22-30, calling them just kids. American society has a tendency to infantilize White women while treating teenaged girls of color as grown adults. This is seen also in the judicial system where children of color from age 12-20 are given harsher adult like sentencing compared to their White counterparts.

      I’m not accusing anyone in particular on this thread just making a general statement to consider an impressionable young lady meeting her much older idol. Yes it was a dumb mistake but the context of her age and immaturity does matter. Doesn’t mean she deserves money for it. But the principle of the law is important for public health. A trusted, long term partner can also do the same as Usher did her without consequences if not for the law.

      • V4Real says:

        This situation is not about race. This is about the credibility of this lady. I think this is the same woman who said she was carrying R&B singer August Alsina’s baby and that she was dating Keith Powers.

        And I’m not defending Usher. I’ve heard the STI rumors about him for years along with him also enjoying the company of men if you know what I mean.

    • otaku fairy says:

      “A woman should respect herself enough to a. Not just sleep with someone you just met.” Nope. Even though we both agree that unprotected sex with someone you just met is not a good decision risk-wise and not good judgment on anyone’s part (especially with someone known to have a history of cheating and STDs), whether or not a woman waits for relationships before she has sex doesn’t determine whether or not she has self-respect- for a couple of reasons. Her being a horny, curious, unattached 19-year-old woman who jumped on a once-in-a-lifetime chance to hook up with some celebrity she was likely already attracted to doesn’t make her devoid of self-respect (although the lack of protection and Usher’s history makes it a foolish decision made by a young adult). If this had been a 19-year-old guy hooking up with some famous woman, he’d at least be given the benefit of the doubt as a young, foolish, horny person acting on a fantasy with a star. All that said, I don’t know if I buy Usher’s “I was engaged” excuse.

  11. Brittney B. says:

    Maybe HE didn’t wear protection, and that’s why all these stories keep referring to the sex as unprotected and mentioning no condoms… but in a conversation about herpes, that’s actually really really dangerous without an additional disclaimer.

    Condoms are NOT always going to protect you from herpes. They’re very important, but herpes is more insidious than most STD’s, and even if the carrier is taking medication to suppress it AND using a condom AND showing no obvious symptoms, you can still contract it from skin-to-skin contact. Micro-abrasions and tiny lesions are a dangerous combination.

    That’s why disclosure is so, so, so important. If he knew and didn’t tell his partners, condoms are irrelevant; he deprived them of consent and exposed them to an incurable disease, whether he wore a condom or not.

  12. detritus says:

    It seems some people are forgetting, as a woman, I can KNOW i’m not going to get pregnant because I take a pill to take care of that nonsense. Who says she wasn’t on the pill or an IUD or depo, or whatever. Just because she didn’t use a condom doesn’t mean she didn’t use ‘protection’ in the colloquial sense.

    You STIs from rubbing, and licking, and all the other fun non-penetrative activities. If you are a STI positive person it is your responsibility to disclose, because youare exposing someone to a health risk. People will be willing to take the risk, but you can’t force it on them. Usher forced this risk on people by failing to disclose his status, which is ridiculous, because if anyone is still going to get laid after disclosing an STI, it would be Usher, I am sure.

  13. Wow says:

    As if men, whether they be single, in a relationship, “pre-engaged” (eye-roll), engaged or married, have ever had a relationship that prevented them from cheating. Lol.

    He’s been known to cheat on his girlfriends and his wife(wives) so that excuse is rather ridiculous. Almost as ridiculous as people saying he’d never have sex with an obese woman.

  14. SoulSPA says:

    I’m lost. Does she have herpes or not? Case she does, can she prove she contracted the virus while “liaising” with Usher? Can she prove she had sex with him? There is so much she said he said from different sources. And she has that high profile lawyer. Is this lawsuit for real?

  15. Grandmasutra says:

    This is the reason Chili left him, this dude will always cheat even when his d**k falls off.

  16. Jennifer says:

    The thing is, he has an opportunity to discuss his herpes situation and give the message how important it is to use condoms. Instead he has spent his time dissing this woman and lying. For shame, Usher.