In response to rumors of alleged hostility toward R&B sensation Usher,
Lil Jon has fervidly denied that he harbors ill feelings for his
“Usher and I are good friends. It’s just haters trying to stir some
negative bullsh*t up because we’ve had such a big year,” Lil Jon said.
“We’ve made history together [with] no. 1 records, non-stop radio play
and a bunch of awards.”
The rumor first appeared last month in the gossip section of the New
York Post. Sources reportedly told the paper, “Lil’ Jon seriously
hates Usher. He feels like he was responsible for the success of
“Yeah!” He produced the song and sang on it. He likes to mock Usher by
saying his name in a little high voice and calls him ‘Baby Usher.'”
Other publications then reported on Lil Jon’s alleged animosity over
the chart-topping “Yeah,” featured on Usher’s latest multi-platinum
album Confessions. But Lil Jon said future collaborations with the R&B
star are forthcoming.
“We’re looking forward to more hit records and we’re definitely gonna
keep it crunk in the New Year.”
Lil Jon’s single “Lovers & Friends” from his recently released Crunk
Juice album, features Usher and Ludacris and is currently no. 4 on
Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart.
The single is expected to claim the top spot on Billboard’s Hot Rap
Tracks this week.