Usher Denies Devil Thanks, Responds to NAACP Award Speculation

Usher Denies Devil Thanks, Responds to NAACP Award Speculation- Usher, the R&B superstar known for hits like “U Got It Bad,” has vehemently denied rumors that he almost thanked the devil for his NAACP Image Award. The speculation arose from a moment during his acceptance speech at the 55th annual NAACP Image Awards, where he appeared to stumble over his words, leading some to interpret his speech as a thanking of the devil.

However, Usher took to Instagram to clarify the situation and address the accusations directly. In his response, Usher expressed his frustration with the accusations, calling out the content creator who spread the rumor as “terrible.” He emphasized his faith, stating, “GOD is my lord and savior … the DEVIL is a lie!!”

Usher Denies Devil Thanks, Responds to NAACP Award Speculation
Usher Denies Devil Thanks, Responds to NAACP Award Speculation

Key Facts

  • Usher denied rumors that he thanked the devil for his NAACP Image Award, calling the accusations “a lie“.
  • He responded to the speculation by expressing his faith in God and his disdain for the devil.
  • Usher clarified that his speech was a mix-up due to nerves and the use of a teleprompter, not an attempt to invoke the devil.
  • He thanked his family, particularly his mother and wife, for their support and acknowledged the importance of strong women in his life.

He further clarified that he was not thanking the devil but rather expressing his gratitude from the depths of his soul, a sentiment that was misunderstood due to his nervousness and the use of a teleprompter during his speech.

Usher explained that his words were jumbled due to his nervousness and the pressure of the moment. He mentioned that he hates teleprompters and that they started to rush him because he was getting a bit long-winded.

Despite the flub, he thanked the NAACP and expressed his gratitude towards his family, particularly his mother and wife Jennifer Goicoechea, for their support and encouragement throughout his career.

This incident highlights the importance of understanding the context and intent behind public figures’ words, especially when they are interpreted through social media or other digital platforms. Usher’s response serves as a reminder of the power of social media to spread misinformation and the importance of addressing such rumors directly and transparently.

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