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Grammy Award-winning crooner Usher changing the release date of his forthcoming album, 'Raymond vs. Raymond,' from Dec. 21 to March 30 has led some to believe that the hold up is over the singer's current management situation.

The New York Daily News reports Usher's label, Jive Records, is reluctant to release the album without a proper management firm in place.

Unfortunately the 'You Got It Bad' singer gave his mom turned former manager, Jonetta Patton the pink slip for the second time late last year due to his alleged new girlfriend Grace Miguel, said a source.
"She walked away from the project because Usher had his girlfriend [and former Def Jam executive] Grace Miguel was all in the mix," the source told the daily tabloid. The singer had intentions on running his own career with the assistance of Miguel, but the label felt that there "was chaos" within his camp.

With three singles released since last Sept., fans may very well see the project hit shelves by the end of March. Various reports are stating that he is close to signing a lucrative contract with live entertainment group AEG Live, similar to the late Michael Jackson.

As for Patton's thoughts on severing ties again with her son, the source revealed that, "she felt as though if she didn't end things when she did, it would permanently affect their personal relationship."

Both reps for Usher and Jive records were unavailable for comment when contacted by BV Newswire.

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