Usher Says Justin Bieber Is Responsible For His Own Career
Posted by Joseph Lee on 06.05.2014
He's done all he can...
In an interview with NYLON Guys, Usher commented on his business relationship with Justin Bieber and the advice he gave him at the start of his career. Here are highlights:
On working with Bieber: "I gave every bit of advice and always told him it was up to him if he really wanted this. Now that he has it, as an adult, it's his to manage. Do I turn my head in shame based off of what I see, what I know? Nah, I don't because it's all part of life's process. Am I in it with him. Yeah."
On playing Sugar Ray Leonard: "I wanted to show a different side of who I am, not just throw my acting chops toward a romantic comedy. When I played Sugar Ray, everything was Sugar Ray. Every day I trained like a boxer. I ate like a boxer. I moved like a boxer. We spent some time at his (Leonard's) house. I spent time training with him here and out in Los Angeles, just to get the nuances of how to move and to understand his approach."
On fans' reaction to his music: "In all honesty, I give one shit. I do hear them–that's why I say one shit. I do give a shit, but not two shits. Two shits is a lot. I care enough to make sure they understand that I'm making it for them, but I've got to be true to where I am."