'Pop Icon' Usher

Usher thinks he is a "worldwide pop icon".

The 'OMG' hitmaker was delighted when Jay-Z recently said he is the perfect artist to fill the void left by the death of Michael Jackson last June, but admits 'King of Pop' is a hard title to take on.

Usher said: "I've been doing this 18 years now and my icon is well on its way. Michael was doing it for 50 years and that's something I'd like to grow towards. At the same time, I am one of a kind, a worldwide pop icon. I think Jay is correct. Thanks, Jay!"

The 32-year-old star also revealed he loves touring in the UK because people are so much more open about sex and nudity than in his native US.

Usher - whose single 'OMG' includes the line "Honey got some boobies like wow oh wow" - added to British newspaper the Daily Star: "You guys are more open. You embrace life and the human anatomy more. I mean, you have topless models in your newspapers. Wow.

"Back home you're allowed to swear on radio and TV but you're not allowed to show boobs. One American journalist said to me recently, 'You get a bit cheeky on 'OMG'. You say boobies.'

"And I was like, 'Yeah? If you get shocked by a boob I feel sorry for you.' Let's face it, we've all sucked on one in our life."


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King of pop, of soul, of music, of charities, of children, etc... king of kings !! Only one forever and ever stil the end of Time !! No one compare today and tomorrow ! The only one Michael Jackson!! .know this and share it.
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This is the most ridiculous thing I have every heard I thought I heard it all but this takes the cake. No one will or could ever take Michael Jackson place or the title He will always be the KING of POP! His songs always had a message in it they were decent songs that you could let your kids listen to and not worry about vulgar words. I for one appreciate that. And I am glad Usher that America doesn't have topless women in magazines wears the modesty and decency in this world
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King of pop, of soul, of music, of charities, of children, etc... king of kings !! Only one forever and ever stil the end of Time !! No one compare today and tomorrow ! The only one Michael Jackson!! .know this and share it.
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Please! This is the craziest thing, I have ever heard. Michael Jackson is and always will be, the "KING OF POP" period. Who the heck are these two people, to try and take away what Michael worked so hard to achieve, over 4 decades. Usher and Jay Z need to get a grip,
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King of pop, of soul, of music, of charities, of children, etc... king of kings !! Only one forever and ever stil the end of Time !! No one compare today and tomorrow ! The only one Michael Jackson!! .know this and share it.
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This is the most ridiculous thing I have every heard I thought I heard it all but this takes the cake. No one will or could ever take Michael Jackson place or the title He will always be the KING of POP! His songs always had a message in it they were decent songs that you could let your kids listen to and not worry about vulgar words. I for one appreciate that. And I am glad Usher that America doesn't have topless women in magazines wears the modesty and decency in this world
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King of pop, of soul, of music, of charities, of children, etc... king of kings !! Only one forever and ever stil the end of Time !! No one compare today and tomorrow ! The only one Michael Jackson!! .know this and share it.
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This is the most ridiculous thing I have every heard I thought I heard it all but this takes the cake. No one will or could ever take Michael Jackson place or the title He will always be the KING of POP! His songs always had a message in it they were decent songs that you could let your kids listen to and not worry about vulgar words. I for one appreciate that. And I am glad Usher that America doesn't have topless women in magazines wears the modesty and decency in this world
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NO WAY WILL ANYONE EVER BE CALLED "KING OF POP" THERE IS ROOM FOR ONLY 1 AND THAT IS AND ALWAYS WILL BE THE MICHAEL JACKSON....NO ONE TAKES HIS PLACE ,,MAKE UP YOUR OWN NAME FOR USHER & THE jAY z'S ..THEY ARE GREAT ARTISTS BUT THEY ARE NOT THE KING OS POP,,SORRY R.I.P MJ WE WILL PROTECT YOUR HONOR,
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