Usher Explains Why He Signed Justin Bieber
Oprah Winfrey gets up close and personal with Usher on her latest episode of ‘Oprah’s Next Chapter.’ The talk-show veteran asked the question all his female fans probably wanted to know: “Have you or do you make love to your own music?” The answer is quite surprising.
The ‘Climax’ singer laughed before revealing to Ms. O, “Some may say this would be rather narcissistic, but yeah.” Oh behave, Mr. Entertainment. A delighted Oprah responded, “If I were you, I would.”
Now a good follow-up question would be, which songs does he play in the boudoir while making love? Is it ‘My Way’ when he’s dominating? Or maybe ‘Burn’ because he leaves the bedroom smoking. Or, when he’s really getting busy, ‘Yeah’?
‘Climax’ jokes aside, Usher also shared with Oprah what he saw in Justin Bieber that made him want to sign him to his record label. “I saw the potential of success,” he said. “It was really always left up to him and I always told him that. He has the talent … he has the know how and he also has an incredible mentor.”
Usher sees himself as a proud mentor not only to the Canadian heartthrob but to other children as well through his New Look Foundation. “I give them my perspective and allow them to either grow from it or not,” he explains. “More than often, the children, the kids, the youth that I’ve been able to mentor have grown from it.”
You can watch the entire interview on ‘Oprah’s Next Chapter’ airing on Sunday (Sept. 16) at 9PM ET on OWN.
Watch Usher Explain Why He Signed Justin Bieber on ‘Oprah’s Next Chapter’