Usher Accused of Paying Strippers Using Fake "UsherBucks"
A Las Vegas-based dancer who goes by Pisces posted a series of photos of bills bearing a resemblance to the R&B singer to her Instagram stories writing, "Ladies what would you do if you danced all night for usher and he threw this??"
One of Pisces' friends reposted to her own account and added: "My GF posted this !!! I've never seen this level of f*ckery!!!! exactly why we stay away from celebs most of the time they suck!!!!!!!! cheap asf. So disrespectful, this is foul! Working so hard to get nothing in return! This is a joke!! Their job is to entertain, take your cheap ass back home!!!!!"
UPDATE (4/12, 10 p.m. ET): According to TMZ, those close to Usher have disputed the rumours out there that he used any sort of "UsherBucks" to pay for his entertainment. The supposed incident apparently happened at a Vegas club called Sapphire, whose rep has informed TMZ that the singer did not actually use fake money and paid staff generously. The confusion all erupted apparently due to one of Usher's crew leaving some fake UsherBucks as a joke on a stage to promote the singer's new Vegas residency.
While Usher has yet to set the story straight or comment on the accusations, Twitter is dragging him after he posted a photo of himself wearing a bucket hat made out of real bills and another of him posing with a suitcase full of the fake bills the internet has dubbed "UsherBucks."
See some of Twitter's reactions below.
Strippers getting a call from the bank telling them not a single bill from Usher was real— M. (@md2588) April 12, 2021
Usher got a whole song ('I Don't Mind') for strippers & encouraging them to make money. I guess he didn't mean his money. pic.twitter.com/N6a5huNXhR— Ronald Isley (@yoyotrav) April 12, 2021
Usher after he threw 100,000 Usher bucks to them strippers pic.twitter.com/9eGaF8WIgO— The Lawyer (@hibsidnolic) April 12, 2021
Usher was really in the club with these pic.twitter.com/vl1tt4Wykw— Texas Humor (@TexasHumor) April 12, 2021
Usher sneaking out before the club saw his UsherBills pic.twitter.com/vw03VyESbN— yes (@iAmTerrace) April 12, 2021
This man Usher just told me "Happy birthday kid. Go spoil yourself today 😉"— GO STREAM SCARLET FEVER !!!! (@tobeyworld) April 12, 2021
and handed me this. I'm sick man pic.twitter.com/y7xOdTrNv5
Usher leaving the strip club before anyone notices he was playing monopoly pic.twitter.com/6j43BOmakE— ✨ sereia 🧜🏾♀️🌊🇹🇹 (@AngelOf_Jah) April 12, 2021
Usher really said to the strippers: pic.twitter.com/uZKwfmMM2D— AFRO REYES (@rbrbreyes) April 12, 2021