“I just want my son to fully be coherent and to be healthy, first and foremost,” Usher was quoted in People on Tuesday. “I’ve found that it is a step-by-step process. You can wish for a million and one things. But I hope that my son has the same energy I had as a child. Hopefully, he won’t be as bad as me. I hope that he’s just a healthy son.”
I remember watching him on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” last month, where he said “If it’s a boy, I’m going to name him Usher. “I’m hoping to name him that. I’ve been playing with a few names. I’m the fourth: Usher Raymond IV. I just want to pass the name on. Maybe I’ll change the middle name.”
“I’m working on my album,” he said via phone interview with MTV News. “It’ll be out, I’m not sure when.
“I’m not doing the Dr. Dre to y’all. I’m not doing the Detox,” he said jokingly while referring to Dr. Dre’s all-too-long-awaited next album. “I’m on my way. I’m actually just about finished. I’ve been working on it all this year amongst all the other things I’ve been doing. It’s been a somewhat tumultuous year for me. But you go through something to get to something. I’m a married man with a baby on the way, you gotta love that. That’s the next major step. A lot of what I plan to offer with this album is kinda standing in this spot. … The king’s back. I ain’t gonna say ‘back,’ I never left.”
Usher has been working with Jermaine Dupri - Janet Jackson’s boyfriend, and the production team of Dre and Vidal.