7:11 pm - 06/08/2008

Usher = Bobby Brown's "Mini Me"

BlackVoices.com has exclusively obtained an advance copy of Bobby Brown's memoir Being Bobby Brown: The Truth and Nothing But..., where Brown also revealed his past relationship with R&B superstar Usher - who he calls his "little mini me."

"I've always considered myself 'The King of Stage.' To this very day, I still don't think anyone can get with me on the stage. I own the stage," Bobby Brown confidently proclaims in his new autobiography.

"I watched one of Usher's shows and he basically did my whole show. It was as if it was me on stage. The thing about it is, I love seeing that. It's a compliment to me as a performer."

The former New Edition singer seemingly understands Usher's reason for emulating his stage performance, to a point in which he once took elements of Prince, Michael Jackson and James Brown.

"I think you take parts of whoever is the hottest act of that era and you incorporate that into your own style," Brown explained. "It's just like taking buttermilk, eggs and corn meal, you whip it up bake it and you have cornbread."

It's quite obvious he gave that same advice to a young Usher, who he said he once personally trained.

However, what many people don't know about the two is the truth to their alleged scuffle that took place at a past birthday party for Usher.

"When I walked into the party I ran into Usher and we immediately gave each other a hug," he explained. "While he was holding me, he turned to the side and kinda put my neck in a playful choke hold and started squeezing me. I tried to tell him that I couldn't breathe but he couldn't hear me because the music was loud. It didn't help that he was drunk. I was yelling, 'yo, yo, yo let me go! I can't breathe!' He was excited to see me and he was just expressing himself with this gesture. He was so drunk he didn't realize what he was doing."

Following various attempts of telling Usher to let go, Brown had no other choice but to react with aggressive force.

"I picked him up and held him over the DJ booth which had a nice little drop down below. When I did this, I guess his body guards felt like I was threatening his life so they came to his rescue. They came and pulled us apart which looked like a scuffle to the people around looking on."

Although the situation got a bit out of hand, Brown confirmed it was nothing more than the media blowing everything out of proportion.

"The industry is filled with a bunch of fakeness that I can live without," he said. "I'm going to let them do what they do and I'm going to keep on being Bobby!"


GOD I want "Being Bobby Brown" on DVD SO MUCH.
amateur_photog 9th-Jun-2008 01:11 am (UTC)
Except that Usher is much more talented, successful, and better looking. But, okay.
leahkatharina 9th-Jun-2008 01:12 am (UTC)
He can't breathe, and can't get Usher to stop choke-holding him, but he's able to life him up over the DJ booth?? DIAF BB.
tiddlywinks103 9th-Jun-2008 03:45 am (UTC)
HAAHAA! Ikr? He's like that senile old man we all know and all of a sudden he fought off 60 men instead of just one, or something...
nouvellefiasco 9th-Jun-2008 01:13 am (UTC)
omg i loved 'being bobby brown'. my favorite episode is the one where they go camping
guinea82 9th-Jun-2008 01:13 am (UTC)
Crack really is wack.
smashpumpkins21 9th-Jun-2008 01:15 am (UTC)
omg i have to read this. im cracking up at the thought of drunk usher cutting off bobby's air supply
ballininmyyurt 9th-Jun-2008 01:16 am (UTC)
i need short to the point.......any who i like both these guys so whatevers.
wikkidraven 9th-Jun-2008 01:18 am (UTC)
LOL whatever crackhead.
wikkidraven 9th-Jun-2008 01:34 am (UTC)
roxiblu I still don't think anyone can get with me on the stage.9th-Jun-2008 01:18 am (UTC)

kachiabell Re: I still don't think anyone can get with me on the stage.9th-Jun-2008 01:51 am (UTC)
That's one of my fave songs bb!!
roxiblu Re: I still don't think anyone can get with me on the stage.9th-Jun-2008 02:17 am (UTC)
mine too!
ohh_hay Re: I still don't think anyone can get with me on the stage.9th-Jun-2008 02:39 am (UTC)
LMFAO @ :58
tanya1976 9th-Jun-2008 01:22 am (UTC)
Crack = delusions of grandeur
ruffian86 9th-Jun-2008 01:43 am (UTC)
His hair looks like a slice of chocolate cake, just chillin on his head.
msjaznc 9th-Jun-2008 02:30 pm (UTC)
ikr! i lol'd irl too =] good one
divalicious007 9th-Jun-2008 01:43 am (UTC)
They say I'm crazzzyyyyy, I really dont care
ariesangel404 9th-Jun-2008 01:44 am (UTC)
GOD I want "Being Bobby Brown" on DVD SO MUCH.

IAWTC. I'm still bitter of there never being a second season. Especially since Bobbi C. is basically a whore now.
annaed884 9th-Jun-2008 01:51 am (UTC)
When does this book come out? I'm willing to pay my library fine to read it.
sweet_tiff4prez 9th-Jun-2008 01:52 am (UTC)
yeah lay off the coke
bizarrre 9th-Jun-2008 02:01 am (UTC)
Bobby is so underrated now. Since he turned into a crackhead, people forget that he was actually very talented.
whoatherechief 9th-Jun-2008 02:21 am (UTC)
_second_fiddle 9th-Jun-2008 02:23 am (UTC)


twisted_angel20 9th-Jun-2008 03:21 am (UTC)
ultra_obscene84 9th-Jun-2008 04:54 am (UTC)
LMFAO. That will never, ever, ever, ever of all evers, get old.
stellawuzadiver 9th-Jun-2008 03:08 am (UTC)
Fact: The "On Our Own" cassingle was the first music I ever bought.
tiddlywinks103 9th-Jun-2008 03:41 am (UTC)
Wow, the delusions of grandeur this man has...like he didn't steal his shit from Jacko or something...Crackhead, go away!!!
inflamesforyou 9th-Jun-2008 07:19 am (UTC)
lmao i love usher
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