Usher want to remind followers that what occurs in Vegas stays in Vegas.
The eight-time Grammy winner was inadvertently thrust into the middle of heated discourse final month when video of him dancing with Keke Palmer at one in every of his Las Vegas residency exhibits surfaced on social media.
The clip quickly caught the attention of Palmer’s boyfriend, Darius Jackson, who expressed his disapproval of the “Nope” actor’s sheer Givenchy costume on Twitter.
“It’s the outfit tho.. you a mother,” he wrote of Palmer, with whom he welcomed a son, Leodis Andrellton, in February. When followers started calling him out for “mom-shaming,” he doubled down on his stance, noting: “We stay in a technology the place a person of the household doesn’t need the spouse & mom to his children to showcase booty cheeks to please others & he will get instructed how a lot of a hater he’s.”
Jackson, a health teacher, appeared to deactivate his account on Twitter (now branded as X) shortly afterward.
In an interview with Folks final week, Usher touched on the controversy, describing it merely as “a pop second” that was “price speaking about.”
“I believe all people’s imaginative and prescient or a model of what they felt occurred there simply leads you again to simply actually having a very good time in Las Vegas,” he mentioned. “And that’s what I hope got here out of it. Relatively, it was a dialog of what was occurring with us having enjoyable in entrance of the viewers or dialog about that music.”
He went on to notice: “Each evening I’m desirous about how the world now could be going to react to this second that I’ll have with whoever I’m selecting to sing to. But it surely was a pop second, and it was enjoyable to have at the very least dialog going and we simply hold it mild. I don’t see something damaging occurring in Las Vegas.”
Greater than a month after the controversy, the standing of Jackson and Palmer’s relationship stays unclear.
On the time, nonetheless, Palmer appeared to don’t have any regrets about her costume and shared a collection of images of herself fortunately posing in it earlier than the present on Instagram.
Within the accompanying caption, she wrote, “I want I had taken extra footage, however we have been working late!”
As for Usher, he’s making ready to go to Paris for a collection of eight exhibits subsequent month earlier than returning to Las Vegas stage later this fall.