The NY Daily News is reporting that Usher’s mother and manager Jonetta Patton has decided to end her managing relationship with Usher. They have been working on his new project Raymond vs. Raymond, which was suppose to be released this month, but has been pushed back again due to the fact that he has failed to release a hot single to the radio waves. So now that Jonetta’s out of the picture Usher wants to “manage himself.” Here’s the scoop:
Apparently the crooner and his mother — and former manager– Jonetta Patton are officially on the outs and severed their professional ties in late November 2009. “She walked away from the project because Usher had his girlfriend [and former Def Jam executive] Grace Miguel was all in the mix,” says the source. “She felt as though if she didn’t end things when she did, it would permanently affect their personal relationship,” continues the source. Usher had apparently declared that he would manage himself, with the help of Miguel, but the label felt that “there was chaos in the camp.”
This is really sad. Once again, it looks like Usher has put his mother on the back burner for his latest chick. In our opinion, not having his mother involved in his career is a very bad move. Does he not remember what happened with Here I Stand?!