Chris Brown and Usher are often pinned against each other for their dancing and music, but today that rivalry went to a new level.
An alleged altercation between Chris Brown and Usher occurred last night at the “Forever” singer’s 34th birthday party. The event was a surprise thrown by longtime industry peer and friend Usher Raymond.
According to a report by Hollywood Unlocked, the two R&B singers came to blows at Skate Rock City in Las Vegas. An unidentified source says that things went left after Chris began arguing with Teyana Taylor. Usher then attempted to diffuse the situation, which resulted in name-calling between Brown and Usher. Allegedly, this escalated into a physical fight outside the party between Usher and Chris, in addition to his security. Partygoers also claim Usher returned inside with a bloody nose.
Currently, neither Usher nor Chris Brown has spoken about the rumored fight.
The report was particularly shocking to fans of both singers because, prior to the news, plenty of videos of the duo enjoying themselves already began circulating.
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Chris Vs. Usher
Chris Brown and Usher have been sharing headlines in recent news due to fans pressing for a Verzuz battle. Brown himself expressed his desire for the battle on an episode of Drink Champs last summer.
The rumored tension is even more baffling when you factor in Usher’s support for the Verzuz battle. In a recent Big Boy’s Neighborhood interview, the famed vocalist appeared enthusiastic about the possibility.
“Me and Chris would kill the world if we ever did something together like that. I’m not saying it’s Verzuz, but I’m just saying this, if that ever happens, it would be one of the biggest things that anybody has ever experienced in entertainment,” Usher said. “Because I love Chris — I don’t like him, I don’t like his music, I love his music, I love him.”
Since the initial report of the fight, two clips have dropped in development. Firstly, a clip from TMZ showing Chris Brown visibly upset and arguing with Teyana Taylor. The video then shows Usher trying to calm the Virginia artist before abruptly ending. While this doesn’t prove a fight occurred, it corroborates the story’s segment involving Teyana.
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Another video, posted by Usher on his Instagram story, shows the 44-year-old speaking to fans about his upcoming set at the Lovers and Friends Fest. In the clip, there’s no mention of the fight whatsoever. Although this was put up hours after the Hollywood Unlocked report, Usher appeared calm, collected, and uninjured.
For now, it’s all a bit mysterious. With Chris Brown’s reputation in the entertainment world already on the rocks, it’s telling neither artist has come out to clear things up. Of course, time will tell.
Written by Dreema Carrington