R+B star Usher became embroiled in sex, drugs and parties at the tender age of 15 - thanks to his hip-hop mentor Sean 'P Diddy' Combs.

P Diddy produced Usher's debut eponymous album in 1994 and welcomed Usher into his flamboyant lifestyle.

Usher reveals, "I was introduced to everything by PUFF DADDY when I was only 15 - parties, women, sex and drugs.

"I've had a taste of it but I'd never let it take me over."

Usher admits he is releasing a new wild streak since splitting from longterm love TLC singer Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas last year (03).

He explains, "I'd say I'm more wild now. I'm going through my wildest stage. I am indulging in life and enjoying women.

"For the first time since I was 15, I am single and available."

19/03/2004 02:40