Usher, Jermaine Dupri and Bryan Michael Cox All Hit The Studio

As the media, the peanut gallery and haters near and far revel in whatever new Usher news hits the Internet, the seasoned entertainer has remained quiet throughout the ordeal. About a week ago, longtime producer, collaborator, and friend Jermaine Dupri posted a video on Instagram of the two headed back to the studio, which sparked the rumor (and hope) Usher would return to his beloved R&B roots. On Thursday (Aug. 17) fans received reassurance once again that whatever new project Ursher baby is working on, it would be fire.

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Alongside JD and Usher is Confessions contributor Bryan Michael Cox who co-wrote “Burn” and “Confessions Part II” on the critically acclaimed 2004 album.

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On July 19, it was reported by Radar Online Usher paid $1.1 million in a lawsuit for allegedly infecting his partner with herpes. Filed at the Superior Court in Los Angeles in late 2012, the plaintiff detailed as a celebrity stylist claims to have been in a relationship with the singer who contracted the disease between 2009-2010. Allegedly Usher is asymptomatic, meaning he doesn’t show signs of having the virus.

Since then, several women have come forward all being represented by celebrity lawyer Lisa Bloom accusing the singer of infecting them with the virus.

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