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Usher blasted for tipping strippers with fake money with his face on it BUT there’s an explanation.

What happened?

The internet went crazy after R&B singer Usher (real name Usher Raymond IV) was accused by a Las Vegas stripper of tipping the dancers with fake money!

Well the story is partly true.

Usher enjoyed a recent night out in Las Vegas at the Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club. A dancer going by the handle @beel0ove on IG posted photos of three “Usher bucks” that came in $100, $20 and $1 denominations … all with Mr. Raymond’s face in place of the usual dead Presidents.

She posed the question … “Ladies what would you do if you danced all night for usher and he threw this??” The insinuation was she actually got the fake cash for services rendered, and called for Usher to be “blasted” for passing the funny money.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CNk3SLUMqtH/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

The posts went VIRAL, some social media users dubbed the fake money “ushbucks” or Usher bucks. Please watch these funny posts making fun of the incident.

BUT the reality is that this is not true, and the fake money was just a promotional stunt as Usher is set to begin his Las Vegas residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace July 16, 2021. The residency is called “Usher: The Vegas Experience

According to Sapphire director of marketing Greg Wilson “Usher was a true gentleman and a great guest at the club,” he said in a statement to USA TODAY. “He and his crew converted thousands of real dollars to tip the girls dancing on the stage.” 

Wilson said the 42-year-old artist “left a generous tip for the staff.”

Usher’s team responded that they actually spent thousands of dollars at the strip club and even paid for bottle service, of course, with real money. 

https://www.instagram.com/p/CNNtp52DE63/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Usher has been using these dollar bills with his face on them to promote his Las Vegas residency for a while. But the question remains… was Ms. @beel0ove simply misinformed here, or knowingly trying to make him look bad?

Anyways at least we got some funny social media posts out of the story, and Usher will probably have a talk or two with his team about where to leave the funny money.

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