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USHER: Opening Up About the Baby Mama Drama

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By Karu F. Daniels, AOL Black Voices

Usher and Tameka Foster are set to get married soon.Although he's riding a wave of success with the R. Kelly duet 'Same Girl,' Usher should really do a remake of the Smokey Robinson & the Miracles classic 'You Really Got A Hold On Me.'

Because when it comes to his pregnant fiancé Tameka Foster, that's the name of his tune for sure.

The multiple Grammy Award winning R&B crooner sent an open letter to 'People' magazine addressing the rumors regarding his relationship with Foster – from their rumored wedding date being moved up from the fall to this month – to Tom Joyner's claim that Usher Usher sent an open letter to People magazine to address rumors about his pregnant fiance Tameka Foster.threatened him.

Regarding the 'New York Post's' story that the wedding will take place by the end of July in order to beat the arrival of their baby, Usher offered: "Since my wedding day will be special to Tameka and I, this is information that we would like to keep private."

On nationally syndicated radio personality Tom Joyner's shocking claims that Usher threatened to "whoop" his a** after he made fun of the rumored tension between Foster and Usher's mother and former manager, Jonetta Patton, he said: "I have never threatened or harassed anyone from any media format."

Here is Usher, in his own words:

"It has already been announced that I plan to marry this year. However, since my wedding day will be special to Tameka and I, this is information that we would like to keep private. It's disturbing that the media and bloggers (under the guise as 'fans') continuously speculate on the personal aspects of my life, therefore making assumptions and wrong insinuations that my fans are subject to believe.

Usher "I am happy, excited, completely clear and independent on my direction, feelings, decisions and I am NOT BEING LED. Some media and bloggers have been totally intrusive, they have misconstrued aspects of my personal life and, because of this, my 'true' fans are not sure about what is fact and what is fiction. There is a difference in stating an opinion versus drawing a conclusion that is incorrect.

"As previously reported, I have NEVER threatened or harassed anyone from any media format – print, radio, television or Internet media. At this point the best thing to say to my fans is just because it sounds enticing and it MAY sound 'true,' that does not make it truth. I understand the fact that I must sacrifice some anonymity for the career I love, however some things are personal like having a child or a marriage. These aspects are not for the public and, to me, are sacred. I would hope my privacy in these areas would be respected."

It appears that the Chattanooga native and his future missus seems to have a love affair with mainstream magazines owned by Time, Inc. Just last month, Foster, herself got up, close and personal with 'Essence' magazine, tackling the same sort of issues.

Usher (legally known as Usher Raymond) has a new album due out this fall.

I suspect things are going to be quite interesting this go round for him.

VIDEO: R. Kelly featuring Usher 'Same Girl'

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