late Monday that his one time "momanger" Jonnetta Patton is no longer in charge of his career, but said the break was due to any rift.
"She and I are on great terms and support each other in our life's endeavors. We are both very happy but are now working in different areas of the business," he said in a statement to The Associated Press. "This is great for me because it means I now get to have my mother strictly as my mother with no added pressure."
Gossip sites and message boards have been buzzing that fiancée Tameka Foster would replace Mama P as his manager, but Usher denied the rumors. "She has no aspirations of becoming my manager or any other artist's manager," he said.
Don't get any bright ideas Ashanti and Beyonce, your folks are not going to be as easily persuaded to cut the apron strings.