Usher is by far and away, killing it for the most interesting celebrity saga this year, with the ongoing lawsuit as potential herpes spreader extraordinaire. Just when you think that it can’t get anymore sordid, the alleged victim Quantasia steps out for a press conference to defend herself.
Close your eyes and tell me what you see when you conjure up a hypothetical Usher lover. Does she look like Vivica A Fox or Nia Long? What does a typical groupie look like?
It wasn’t what anyone was expecting.
The internet just about killed itself with fat jokes when the first pictures came out. Quantasia doesn’t look like Nia Long and now, there are that many people who think that she’s lying. The overwhelming opinion seems to be why would Usher sleep with someone who isn’t thin? If she looked like Nia Long, people would be more likely to believe her story, and guys, that’s forked up. There’s some real fatphobic sentiment coming out and it’s not cool.
Adding another notch to this soap operatic mess, is that Quantasia doesn’t actually have herpes, she’s suing Usher for exposing her to them (she says he didn’t tell her). In the press conference, she says that her motivation is to protect other women from potentially getting STDs from Usher. I have no idea how she plans to do that unless she plans to open a condom shop or a planned parenthood clinic next to his house. Ten million dollars is a lot to ask if money isn’t supposedly your primary motivation for this lawsuit.
In conclusion, I have no idea where this is going. She’s not quite believable (in my opinion) but that shouldn’t be on the basis of her looks, people. Video of the press conference below.