Akil Rucker’s Birthday Party – September 17, 2003

Chili Confesses About Usher’s Confessions

In an interview with “Us Weekly” Chili of TLC dispelled some long standing rumors that Usher’s best selling, record breaking album “Confessions” was about her and his relationship.

I would have just taken the credit…but whatever. Here’s what Chili had to say;

We were together when he recorded that album. All of those songs on Confessions, that was about Jermaine Dupri’s situation. Usher was just singing it. But people kind of bought into it, it was just the timing of our breakup when the album came out. So people assumed that album was about us, but it was no. And Usher and I weren’t oil and water. We broke up because I guess it was that time or whatever.

Not only does Chili dispel the cheating myths, she reported she still has feelings for Usher, indicating that Usher was her first love and will always have place in her heart. She stated at no time in the relationship did Usher cheat and the main reason for their split was bad timing…not infidelity and baby mama drama. [more…]

Jermaine Dupri, the real subject of ‘Confessions’, was acting as Usher’s producer for the album. Dupri has not commented on the fact that the album was about him. However, in a 2010 Vibe interview, Dupri called Usher ‘disrespectful’. His main complaints in that interview were that Usher had not approached him to follow up on an album. There was no mention at all of Usher adapting his life story for a record.