Usher is having a great year! He won the voice he’s got new music on the way that we can’t wait to hear!! Usher is also gracing the cover of NYLON guys this month!
Usher shares with the magazine that he makes music that is true to him and if his fans don’t like it he could give one shit. “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.”
In the small preview of the interview he also talks about his new role as Sugar Ray Leonard along side Robert De Niro and Edgar Ramirez. “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.”
Make no mistake Usher knows how important it is to have a good mentor in your corner. That could be part of the reason why he joined The Voice. “Artist development made me who I am. Somebody took the time to help me find what it is that works for me as an entertainer and who I am as a music maker.”
Source: NYLON guys