Usher recently went viral after an exotic dancer put him on blast for throwing fake money at her.
The stripper venter to social media and said Usher gave her fake money with his face on it. The dancer said, “So disrespectful. This is foul! Working so hard to get nothing in return, this is a joke! Their job is to entertain, take your cheap a** back home.”
As reported on The Jasmine Brand, the club owner where Usher was at said he thought it was a joke. He said, “I thought it was a joke when I first heard about it. I guess part of his entourage came in with a briefcase full of these ‘Ushbucks,’ and they were passing them around. Now I’m getting all these calls from all these different news outlets interested in what happened.” He continued,
“The $100 bills created a lot of excitement because they look so much like real bills. But this wouldn’t have created a problem, except some of our entertainers tried to cash them in at the cage where we make all of our transactions. That’s when the pedal hit the metal, so to speak.”
During an interview with Billboard, Usher explained the real reason why he used them. He said, “The idea behind Usher Bucks was really as a way of promoting the residency. And since then, there have been more conversations, thus proving roads lead to Las Vegas. We’ve been working on the merchandise for the night, and that was the start of it.” He went on to say,
“I have a great team, behind the scenes and on the stage putting together the show, promoting the show, coming up with ideas of how to promote the show and market the merchandising. A lot of great detail and thought has gone into the experience. From the moment you walk into the Coliseum to the moment you leave the Coliseum, we’re going to make it an environment to enjoy, experience, and celebrate.”
What are your thoughts?