One Q, One A: Does Chilli Think Usher’s Lost His Sex Appeal?
VIBE.COM: Lots of folks are saying Usher’s lost his sex appeal this 6th album around — especially after his recent performance at the NBA All-Star Game. Do you agree?
CHILLI: I think every artist has that experience of ‘Oh! Why’d I put that on?’ at one point. I didn’t feel embarrassed [for him]. The one thing I do believe in are his God-given talents. He has them and they haven’t gone away, I think it’s weird that people even look at it like ‘Can he get it back?’ I’m like ‘Okay, he didn’t lose it.’ I think as artists sometimes because we do different things and just try different things, it may appear you’ve lost your way, but it’s just trial and error. I think at the end of the day, he knows best more than anybody, what he’s capable of doing. And so I think he’s going to be fine.