Usher’s been in the news a lot lately, but not for his music. Social media was alerted by an exotic story that the music superstar had allegedly thrown fake money in the club, specifically with his face on them, and he was immediately crucified. Among those that voiced criticism is the ever-vocal Aubrey O’Day of Danity Kane.
An exotic dancer in Vegas with an Instagram account by the name of @beel0ve went viral when she posed a “question” to her Instagram Stories recently. “Ladies, what would you do if you danced all night for Usher and he threw this?” she wrote along with a photo of what are now known as “USHBUCKS”.
The dancer then went on to elaborate along with the question she initially posted. “So disrespectful, this is foul,” she said. “Working so hard to get nothing in return! This is a joke! Their job is to entertain, take your cheap a*s back home!!!!”
She emphasized in another slide, “& the money does not have a trade-in value whatsoever! Lmao don’t y’all think he should be blasted on social media for this s**t?”
Knowing that those who worked in the adult entertainment industry have also taken a massive hit due to the pandemic, social media users who became privy to the quickly viral story became empathetic. Usher was immediately met with a blizzard of backlash from those who found fault in her allegations.
Since the story’s inception, however, it’s been debunked as a rep for the club spoke to TMZ, and cleared the air. Usher reportedly did not tip the dancers with the fake money, rather he tipped them healthily and the “USHBUCKS” was more so promotion for his upcoming Vegas residency.
There were those who also cracked jokes at the singer’s expense as well at the alleged situation. Among those to join in the fun, and perhaps taking it too far, was Aubrey O’Day. Bringing up another past scandal that the Usher was “Caught Up” in, she wrote in a now-deleted tweet, “So first Usher handed out herpes, now it’s fake money? I’m not amused.”
Her joke didn’t go too well with many that came across the tweet. Warnings for the singer to “stay out of Black ppl’s business” and to “not get too comfortable” began to plague Aubrey, especially as she has made herself a target in the past for previous comments, or her appearances.
“Ain’t nobody asked her to say s**t,” commented a fan. Another writes, “She can really open her mouth to talk about somebody after she did that to her face.”
“I swear white people always in black peoples business the club owner said he spend 1000 of dollars at the club and [the] bucks was to promote something else he was doing,” wrote another.
Aubrey, however, seems unbothered as she has not responded nor addressed her statement.