Informed that Obama had just left for Iowa and wouldn’t be inside, the singer seemed disappointed.
“He did?” he said.
What an odd story! Usher just came over for a chat, apparently. And there is an open door-to-R&B superstars policy, at the White House, even when the President is a thousand miles away. At least Tiger Woods and the White Sox were actually invited.
Pop sensation Usher entered the northwest gate of the White House largely unnoticed around 10:30 a.m. He was accompanied by a small entourage, including a body guard wearing dark shades.
Usher, sporting a suit and tie, told POLITICO that he’s at the White House today to discuss malaria in Africa and other global issues with staff.
Wow, Usher must really have it bad for the president (and malaria in Africa, not necessarily a bad thing). I mean, what do you do when you’re up in the house and you want to call your friends but all you can think about is going to the White House to talk about Africa? I’m sure he rolled up nice and slow to the gate and asked if he could have it “my way” with the Obamas, but the secret service was probably all, “Dude, you’re making me wanna pull out this taser I’m with and tase you. That’s what you’re making me wanna do. Thinkin’ I’m reckonin’ your stalking is making me, making me, you make me.”
Yeah. That must have burned.
O RLY, Usher? O RLY?