Would you be surprised if it were confirmed?
Yeah, I would, but I would congratulate him.
With that song about threesomes, I don’t it’s happening soon [laughs].
Unless she’s an open bisexual then it could.
Perhaps showcasing that salacious side was an attempt to recharge his sex appeal?
Maybe it’s life imitating art. Maybe that’s what he was doing or does, I don’t know. But it’s not something I’m into.
Another thing most question is your last name. Any special reason for keeping it Raymond?
[Laughs] I don’t think because a relationship doesn’t work, you have to change your name back. It’s an asinine question. Why not? Prior to getting married I kept my ex-husband’s last name. People have such a short expectancy for marriage that when they divorce it’s ‘Why does she still have his name?’ Dude, I was supposed to keep his name until I die. I wasn’t supposed to get a divorce [laughs].
“I don’t know what that [911 call] was about. I laughed at [Usher] so hard when I heard [the audio] and said ‘You sound so crazy.’ He’s embarrassed by it.”
If Usher got his shit together, do you think the love could be easily rekindled?
No, I don’t know. I’m not anticipating it. I’m not working toward it. But it’s [also] not a closed chapter. I’m not saying that I’m not open for discussion on it, but it’s not something I’m working on.
If he came back tomorrow, would you take him back?
I don’t know. I’ve closed the chapter of having Usher as my mate. Now am I willing to reopen it? I can’t say. Do I still love him? I love him very much and you marry someone with the intent of sitting in a rocker with the person. I have sons that look just like him, so I have to deal with him pretty much every day.
Have you dated since the divorce?
I’ve gone on a date or two. But I’m not dating anyone right now.
Because this is your second divorce, have you ever been tempted to say ‘Man, fuck Black men’?
No. I still like those guys [laughs]. They still do something for me.
Ha! Just to clear up a rumor you’ve dodged in the past—did you key Usher’s car in October?