If you didn't catch Oprah Winfrey's "Oprah's Next Chapter" interview with Usher, you may have missed out on your only chance to hear the singer talk publicly about his personal life. The R&B star vowed that this would be the "only time" he would speak about some of his most personal issues. Leave it to the Queen of Talk to get in his last words.
While O touched on all of Usher's hot topics-and they are a lot of them-perhaps the most touching moment was when they talked about the tragic death of the singer's 11-year old his stepson, Kile Glover who boy died after a freak jet-ski accident in July.
"I miss Kile," Usher said. "We cooked together, we laughed, we sang. He loved to sing and dance, he loved to tell jokes."
He also added that public speculation that he didn't attend the boy's funeral was hurtful. "I absolutely was at the funeral," he said. "I was at the burial as well."
The singer's nasty custody battle with ex-wife Tameka Foster -- in which he was granted sole custody of the couple's two young sons, Usher V and Naviyd -- was also a hot topic in the interview.
He said it became impossible for him and his ex-wife to co-parent.
"We don't see eye to eye," he said. "The friend that I was to Tameka, I don't know that I could ever be again because I really felt like we were friends. She made us enemies in a way that I could never understand. It wasn't until I was on the stand, where I cried, when I realized, 'Oh, this is an attack.'"
On his ex-wife's accusations that he was an absentee father, he said, "Absentee from the aspect of having to go and work, that probably would be her version or idea what absentee would be. But no, I'm not an absentee father at all."
And while the singer admitted "Towards the end of our marriage I found myself lost, and I just wanted out," it took a little prodding for him to answer Oprah's questions about rumors that he was unfaithful to Foster. The "Next Chapter" host finally came out and asked him point blank: "But were you with another woman sexually?"
"When we were separated, yes, I was," he said, before Oprah forged ahead with question about rumors that he cheated on Foster with one of her bridesmaids.
"The conversation about the bridesmaid has always been one that's been complicated," he said. "Outside of my marriage and our separation and our divorce, I did have exchanges with [the bridesmaid]. We were friends. She was someone who was part of the children's lives before."
Speaking of Usher's sex life, Oprah asked him if he ever used his own music as background music in the bedroom.
"Yeah, I'm a good motivator for the moment," the "Climax" singer laughed. "Some guys don't take their time, they don't even put music on. I like to set the mood. A little Luther, Marvin Gaye, then your more modern songs, like Usher."
Mood music aside, in the end Oprah didn't hold back when it came to the tough questions, resulting in a revealing, one-time look at Usher's very complicated personal life.
"Oprah's Next Chapter" airs on Sunday night at 9/8c on OWN.
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