Usher and Chilli were once to R&B what Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake were to pop. They were the golden couple who seemed so perfect together. But that happy image was crushed when it was revealed the ‘OMG’ singer was unfaithful to the former TLC front woman, an incident he explained in great detail in his 2004 album, ‘Confessions’.
“I basically was settled, I wanted to be with this woman and wanted to do whatever I could to make her happy. I actually talked about marriage and it didn’t work. I don’t think she was ready for it. What I expected and wanted from her she wasn’t able to give me at the time.”
“I was just exhausted from all the bull crap that I had went through before. So I had defence mechanisms all around me. I was just nervous and I didn’t want to get hurt.”
“I never thought of him cheating. I just didn’t expect anything like that from him because of how much we loved each other but I just kept hearing about it so I went to him and asked him, and he admitted it. I felt like a fool. I felt like I was tricked. I felt like everyone knew something that I didn’t and I’m just now finding out. I just shut down completely. I just shut everything out because that was the only way I could cope with it.”