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So I didn’t want that to come off like that’s what he was doing. I felt like if DJs love it then we’ll make money—and that’s what happened."We still have a left off piece of this story to finish.
Me and him started this journey and we talked about trying to become big music and make an album bigger than .
But to be ratchet wasn’t the coolest thing in the world at that point yet."I was scared of the ratchetness.
And I didn’t want people to feel like we were chasing that because Usher, once again, wasn’t an artist that had to follow the trends of what was going on.
On the eve of the 10th anniversary of "When they came out with ' Yeah!
,' I was nervous because I was thinking, ' Here we are with this guy’s career, having great R&B songs, and now he’s about to do something that could potentially damage what we already created.' I was in love with Lil Jon because that stuff started in my office.
When taken by itself, it’s an unremarkable story arc.
But at the time, with Usher in a very public relationship with Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas of TLC fame, the album became pop culture catnip.
He rose to fame in the late 1990s with the release of his sophomore album My Way (1997), which spawned his first U.Cannon kept his arms around Thomas' shoulders as she clasped his hands from the front, the TLC singer showing off her killer abs in a pair of low-waist cropped pants.The pair was presumably out celebrating the season 11 finale of WATCH: EXCLUSIVE -- Nick Cannon Addresses Rumors He's Dating TLC's Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas -- 'I Would Say Ask Her'Dating rumors surrounding Thomas and Cannon started this summer, when the two were spotted out together on multiple occasions.[That’s what] I tell people about all the time—that album was the best case of A&R, producer, and executives doing all their jobs. I have to take my hat off to them for doing their executive job, but I was nervous as hell for ' Yeah! Straight from the people who don’t like it, they’re like, Yo, what the fuck is he doing? "With that being said, I felt like this could’ve happened with ' Yeah!' I felt like they could have been like, What the fuck is wrong with y’all? Being turnt-up and crunk, it was cool for Lil Jon, it was cool for the Young Blood Z, it was cool for Dem Franchize Boyz, and those people that do it.