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Since age 15, Usher has continuously proven there isn’t much he can’t do. From chart topping records to roles in both television and film, his success has no boundaries.

But with all of that, Usher has us falling in love again. With a new album under wraps, we’re awaiting another Usher takeover.

Hitting the stands yesterday, Usher posed for the cover of NYLON Guys June/July issue, and it’s clear that he’s the one person who will always have our hearts.

Usher talks Bieber, his upcoming role in the Sugar Ray Leonard biopic Hands of Stone, and his beloved fans.

On his mentorship to Justin Bieber: 

“I gave every bit of advice and always told him it was up to him if he really wanted this. Now that he has it, as an adult, it’s his to manage,” Usher dishes to NYLON. “Do I turn my head in shame based off of what I see, what I know? Nah, I don’t because it’s all part of life’s process. Am I in it with him? Yeah”

On his upcoming role opposing Robert De Niro and Edgar Ramirez: 

“I wanted to show a different side of who I am, not just throw my acting chops toward a romantic comedy. When I played Sugar Ray, everything was Sugar Ray. Every day I trained like a boxer. I ate like a boxer. I moved like a boxer.” …”We spent some time at his (Leonard’s) house. I spent time training with him here and out in Los Angeles, just to get the nuances of how to move and to understand his approach.”

On fans reaction to his music: 

“In all honesty, I give one shit. I do hear them–that’s why I say one shit. I do give a shit, but not two shits. Two shits is a lot. I care enough to make sure they understand that I’m making it for them, but I’ve got to be true to where I am.”


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