Saturday, August 16, 2008
THE GODSON OF SOUL REHIRES MOM AS HIS MANAGER
R&B Singer/songwriter/actor Usher has settled his differences with his mother, and has rehired her as his personal manager Jonetta Patton, who had manager her Grammy award winning son he was a teenager, and servered ties with music legend Benny Medina, who he had hired to take her spot.
"Usher has dissolved his management arrangement with Benny Medina and he re-engaged Jonetta Patton as his manager" according to a joint statement issued though the singer's record company LaFace/Zomba.
Last year, many in the industry were shocked when they learned that he had replaced her with Medina, a former record executive, who have helped guided the careers of Karyn White, Jennifer Lopez and Mariah Carey had helped executive producer the God Son of Soul's comeback album, "Here I Stand" which despite debuting at # 1 hasn't reached platnium status like his last release "Confessions" which sold 1.1 million copies in it's first week, breaking R.Kelly's record. There were many different stories about about the split; one including that the singer's wife fashion designer Tameka Foster had influenced his decision because they didn't get along. Usher had denined that his wife, who gave birth to his son, influenced his decision to part with his mom. He had wanted her to focus more on being his mother, and to enjoy life. Many feel that him rehiring his mom was a great move for him business wise.