Usher talks high times with Diddy
Usher explained:"Puffy's idea was to make me a bit rougher with more edge.
"But I'm not saying Puff was wrong. That first album wasn't my most successful but it launched the career I've enjoyed for 18 years since. It's helped me understand the importance of having a mentor when I'm working with Justin. You have to make music relevant for now."
He said:"I wanted to drop him. I wanted to be out of business with him. I broke his heart. I broke his mother's heart. It was a very tough period in both our lives.
"Then someone said to me, 'Don't be a fool. Don't sell your stock in Usher. He's still going to be a star. He's everything you thought he was the day you signed him'. And that person was [Diddy].
Watch the young Usher in the video for the 1997 hit 'You Make Me Wanna...' here:
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