No Wedding Bells for Usher
Usher and his fiancee, Tameka Foster appeared all set and ready to take a stroll down the aisle this weekend, when differences of opinion between the bride and groom about the event itself, led to a cancellation of this weekend’s festivities. However, it probably wasn’t just varying viewpoints on catering that gummed up the works, according to People magazine.
“Usher’s mother [and former manager, Jonetta Patton, whom he fired in May] is against the wedding. That is one of the main obstacles,” according to the source, who also said of the bride, 37, and groom, 28: “They only decided two weeks ago to have a wedding. They wanted to have it take place before the baby bump started showing.”
But as another source tells PEOPLE: “Usher changed his mind.”
Patton was reportedly not even originally invited to attend the event, and Usher’s godfather, Ben Vereen had actually been removed from the guest list, both as a direct result of their opinion of Usher’s fiancee.
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It seems that between the three of them, Usher, Foster and his mother, nobody could agree on the wedding details and the nuptials were considered on and off over the past few days leading up the weekend, with everyone putting in their two cents.
“The tents were up,” an insider tells PEOPLE. “And they paid all of the people, the vendors, so that wasn’t an issue. … Hotel rooms were an issue. Janet [Jackson] was coming, but she had eight security people. Ashanti and Nelly were coming.”
I wish I could have seen the moment when someone had to inform the Queen of the Rhythm Nation that she would have to turn her ass and head back home because the Usher wedding was not going to be happening. You just know she rolled her eyes and said under her breath “See? This is why you have a secret wedding and marriage. Amateurs.” To which Jermaine Dupri said, “What was that?” And Janet said, “Oh,” (*insert her trademark tinkling laugh*), “Nothing baby! I love you!”