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UPDATED 4/12, 7:48 p.m. ET: A rep for the club where this was said to have happened at, Sapphire in Vegas, spoke to TMZ and, well, it would appear there’s more to this whole thing.
According to that source, Usher did not tip with fake money, and he was actually quite generous with his real cash. That source adds that Usher and the group he was with spent thousands on dancers, plus they got bottle service. The rep says that the club would love to have him back.
As for where the Usher dollars came from, “sources close to Usher” say that somebody he was with (meaning, not him) put the money on the stage to serve as both a gag and a promotion for his new residency in Las Vegas. The money was not intended as payment.
Enjoy the tweets anyway.
See original story below.
Las Vegas-based dancer Pisces accused the R&B superstar of giving her dollar bills – in denominations of $1, $20 and $100 – with his own face on them on her Instagram Stories. The bills appeared to be in promotion of the upcoming Usher: The Vegas Experience residency, as the dancer wrote on her Instagram story, “Ladies what would you do if you danced all night for Usher and he threw this??”
The question, of course, led to Usher being clowned on socials.
Before dropping another installment of “Confessions” or denying any accusations, Usher’s last Instagram picture of himself featured him rocking a bucket hat made of dollar bills, which some fans saw as a response, but could just be coincidental.
Either way, some weren’t too thrilled about the internet-dubbed “ushbucks,” as others were hoping he wasn’t “Caught Up” in the fake bill game. Here’s what Twitter had to say: