R+B hunk Usher has shattered his clean-cut image by revealing he has smoked marijuana.

The U GOT IT BAD singer, 25, well known for his healthy lifestyle and fitness regimes, admits he's dabbled in the illegal substance - but insists he's not a fan.

He says, "I've smoked weed before, but I don't advise anyone to do it.

"I've never told anybody that. It is gonna come back and haunt me? I'm an honest person, but am I a person who smokes marijuana all the time? No. Am I into it? No. Have I tried it? Yes.

"Mom, I love you, and when you read this I hope you're not mad."

03/11/2003 13:40