A representative for Usher has issued a statement to Rolling Stone dispelling rumors that the singer had been secretly operating a burner account to defend his latest project. "Just to be clear…Usher is definitely NOT behind this account and Usher does NOT have a burner account @lala20548756," the statement reads.

Earlier this month, the now deleted Twitter account @lala2054876, which had less than 50 followers, defended Usher’s latest project A with producer Zaytoven when someone used the word "forgettable" to describe the album. "The guy made that joint in 5 days. That aint an actual official album lol,” the account responded. "He was jst havin fun with his birthday on its way. So now that his birthday has gone past, u can forget it peacefully. No one will blame u. lol." 



A post shared by Usher (@usher) on Oct 12, 2018 at 12:40pm PDT

The account was suspiciously created on August 2016, one month before Usher released his eighth studio album Hard II Love. After the release of A, people started to question whether Usher was using @lala2054876 to openly address issues concerning the singer's new project.