Usher Slams Diddy Rift
R+B superstar USHER has blasted recent reports he's still fuming after SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS snubbed him when he was a teenager.
The YEAH! singer was widely quoted criticising Combs for failing to offer him financial help when he was an up-and-coming 17-year-old in desperate need of financial aid.
But Usher, now 25, told an audience of students at NEWHAM COLLEGE in east London that Combs had actually given him a "great introduction" to the music business.
He said, "Actually he (Combs) was very forthcoming - he executively produced my first album.
"I really didn't know which direction to go in as an artist - I signed to a record label at the age of thirteen and Puff did my first album.
"It wasn't my most successful album - later on we worked on songs that were more successful as individual artists.
"If anything he gave me a great introduction in showing me all the benefits of his success at the time."09/07/2004 17:35