Usher Confesses His “Best Mistake” In O Magazine

UsherThe September issue of O magazine hit newsstands yesterday, and it’s chock-full of interesting stuff! Oprah rocks a cat suit, fall fashion trends are reviewed, and even Usher sat down with the magazine for a heart-to-heart! If the interview excerpts are any indication, Usher was very candid in his interview. Those are the BEST ones to read. RELATED: Oprah covers O magazine in a cat suit.

Here are some excerpts from Usher’s interview.

Best mistake
“Getting married at 28. Most people probably think I regret it because I ended up getting divorced, but it helped me learn that sometimes I think I know more than I actually do.”

Best family tradition
“Reunions, or what I call red-cup celebrations: Everybody’s hanging out on the lawn, drinking out of those plastic cups, eating fried chicken, and dancing to loud old-school music. Sometimes the simpler the celebration is, the better.”

Best advice
“’If you stay ready, you ain’t gonna get ready.’ James Brown told me that right before we performed together at the Grammys in 2005. I’ve never forgotten it, and I’m always telling people, ‘Well, James Brown once told me…’”

Best collection
“My dress shoes. I shined my grandfather’s shoes as a kid, so I gained an appreciation at an early age for really nice Italian leather shoes.”

Usher seems like such a down-to-earth guy. I remember when he married Tameka Foster and all the talking that was going on then, including his mother refusing to attend the wedding. It sounds like their divorce was pretty nasty, but hopefully things have calmed down, since they do share two sons. You can read Usher’s entire interview in the September issue of O, which is on newsstands now.

Oprah Winfrey: Photographed by Ruven Afanador
Usher: Kenneth Cappello