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Someone’s peddling an Usher sex tape

Usher and his ex-wife in a Sept. 25, 2007 file photo by John Smock, STR

Usher and his ex-wife in a Sept. 25, 2007 file photo by John Smock, STR

It’s not bad enough that someone stole Usher’s laptop in 2009. Now it looks as if the bandits might be looking to further capitalize on their crime by offering an intimate home video of the R&B star.

TMZ reports that some low-minded entrepreneur has been peddling the amorous independent film around Hollywood. The celebrity Web site has this on good authority – someone actually tried to get TMZ itself to purchase it.

“The video and photos are clear – it’s Usher and Tameka,” writes TMZ, referring to the singer’s ex-wife and mother of his two children.

Neither Usher nor his ex-wife commented for the story although Team Usher apparently made it known that they believe it stems from the 2009 burglary, during which someone broke into Usher’s SUV and stole jewelry, furs, camera and computer equipment.

Usher’s 2007 GMC Yukon was hit just before Christmas in 2009 while he and his bodyguard were inside the AT&T store at 3431 Lenox Rd., across from Lenox Square mall. (Here’s the story the AJC reported at the time).

According to a police report report filed at the time, the missing items included five watches, three necklaces, two rings and six bracelets valued at $1 million as well as a Louis Vuitton garment bag worth $3,000 and $50,000 in assorted clothing along with the electronics gear. The total value of items taken: $1,065,700.

Since their split Tameka Raymond, who recently attended a special celeb screening of “Mars Needs Moms” with her kids, has opened a boutique called Estella. She has founded an organization called The Lost Ones, which works with teen girls. We’re not sure if her latest tweet, posted just a few minutes ago, has anything to do with this story but here it is: “A new day. Of course there’s always new foolishness with a new day. Desperate times call for desperate measures I suppose. Never fails. Smh!”

- Jennifer Brett/The Buzz/jbrett@ajc.com

36 comments Add your comment

Keepitreal

March 14th, 2011
9:00 am

Finally we may actually get proof that Tameka is actually a man!

Angela

March 14th, 2011
9:06 am

Why do people make sex tapes? Ugh!!

jw

March 14th, 2011
9:11 am

“four” sure Angela!!!!! LOL!

Jai

March 14th, 2011
9:24 am

Whoever is trying to peddle the tape for their own personal gain is a low-life idiot. And remember, you reap what you sow. Hang in there Usher and Tameka. Like everything else…This Too Shall Pass!

aaa

March 14th, 2011
9:37 am

Who drives around with all that in their car to begin with? I know he’s rich, but maybe he should think about storing some of that stuff in a safety deposit box or keep it at home. Or maybe the bodyguard should’ve been guarding the car. More valuable than Usher.

C Tizzle

March 14th, 2011
9:46 am

@ aaa: Rich people, people used to having influence, may have a tendency to think they are above circumstances. I have on numerous occasions, in my dealings at work, found that many of them honestly, simply forget to carry a driver’s license yet drive without worry. I’m not hating, just amazed.

Diane

March 14th, 2011
10:00 am

Why would anyone have that much in value in a car and then decide to leave it and go into a store and do more shopping. With that kind of money get a personal shopper. Gee I need a job…

pmuckle

March 14th, 2011
10:06 am

WHO REALLY WANT TO SEE THOSE 2 ANYWAYS

funny

March 14th, 2011
10:09 am

@keepitreal;

now that was funny

Shirley

March 14th, 2011
10:19 am

It is quite clear that Usher is becoming irrelevant with the new found fame of Justin Beiber! Are celebs this hungry for fame and attention? This sounds like another Eryka Badu stunt…..

InsideMan

March 14th, 2011
10:21 am

Sounds like an inside job to me!!!!

@Keepitreal——funny

LOL!

March 14th, 2011
10:29 am

@keepitreal – Too funny!

reading is fundamental

March 14th, 2011
10:38 am

If you read the original news story you would have known that Usher was coming from the airport (possibly returning from a trip) before the robbery occurred.

Talented 10th

March 14th, 2011
10:38 am

@Shirley:

An FYI: Justin Bieber was “discovered” by Usher. I’m pretty sure Usher makes money off of Justin for every record sold, every concert performed, etc. This is an extremely smart move on Usher’s part, especially now that he’s getting older. Why stay on tour “hustlin’, husltin’” for your dollars when you can sit back, relax and let a youngster do it for you? Usher’s laughing all the way to the Bank of Justin Bieber.

And, um, Beyonce needs to take notes from Usher. Isn’t it almost time for her married-self to keep her clothes on and her butt-shaking to a minimum? She needs to find herself a Justin Bieber to make money off of, too. LOL!

itsallgoodnroanoke

March 14th, 2011
10:38 am

He knew this mess was going to get out and GOOD! She was a fool for doing this. Anyone is a FOOL to make a sex tape. Why!!!!!! this is so cruel and stupied once you 2 move on. All of you are BIG DAH’S! Really FOOLS, Tameka is a Man, wow, I wanat to see this tape, A man!!!!!!

Hmmm

March 14th, 2011
10:41 am

If I recall correctly, he had just flown in from somewhere, which is why he had all that stuff in the car. Still, when will they learn not to make sex tapes. Too big a risk, unless you don’t mind the whole world seeing your goodies.

thebull35

March 14th, 2011
10:52 am

how bout just putting the videos/pictures on an external hard drive and leave it at the house, somewhere that’s safe.

Becky

March 14th, 2011
10:53 am

Even if he had of just flown in, he should of had someone guard his vehicle..With stuff worth that much money, I would think that you can never be to safe..

mitzymy

March 14th, 2011
10:54 am

I hope no one buys the tapes, and Usher and his ex-wife ignore it. Who ever is selling the tapes should be arrested for the robbery.

jay

March 14th, 2011
12:11 pm

“Who drives around with all that in their car to begin with? I know he’s rich, but maybe he should think about storing some of that stuff in a safety deposit box or keep it at home. Or maybe the bodyguard should’ve been guarding the car. More valuable than Usher.”

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That’s what I’m saying. Dude probably belonged to the same security detail that was supposed to be watching over Biggie.

GJJR

March 14th, 2011
12:12 pm

I do not feel sorry for Usher or Tameka. I think it is just silly for people to make sex tapes anyway. Are they made to help the couple from their own mistakes. What is the purpose of doing something so foolish that can get in the hands of the wrong people. He had all of that stuff insured and he was repaid for all of it. While I am not a big fan of Usher, I think he can make better decisions. When he married Grandma (Tameka) she was old enough to teach him everything he needed to know.

Lynnkin

March 14th, 2011
12:24 pm

Ewwwh ….. who wants to see a sex tape involving Tameka Foster. All those C-section incisions and stretch marks … No thank you!

jay

March 14th, 2011
12:30 pm

I hope no one buys the tapes

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I hope not either. I’m afraid the Emrgency Rooms across America would be flooded with people with burnt corneas from looking at nude pictures of Tameka.

AreYouSerious

March 14th, 2011
12:37 pm

For all of you idiots….who obviously don’t READ, but just BLOG….Usher went to the At&t store after he landed at Hartsfield Airport. He was traveling, so of course he would have all of those items in his possession. Don’t you have clothes, jewerly, laptop, camera and phone when you travel???? Seriously!!!!!

Blue Helpdesk

March 14th, 2011
12:41 pm

Laptop owners should always utilize hard-drive encryption software on their laptops, especially if they have sensitive data saved on their hard-drive. As computers and other digital media become inundated with personal & sensitive data, it is important we take extra precautions to safeguard that data from loss and theft.

Regards,

Bluehelpdesk.com
Atlanta’s Premier Computer Solutions Company

Daine

March 14th, 2011
12:46 pm

I still say who ever rides around wth that kind of stuff no mater where they are coming or going is STUPID

Big Jim

March 14th, 2011
12:51 pm

Keepitreal

Doesn’t that speak volumes about ershers’ “lifestyle”? Just saying,watch how much you love a celebrity.

Chris

March 14th, 2011
12:55 pm

Are You Serious. Are You Stupid? It’s just dumb to carry around that kind of merchandise. He should have taken his butt home first and then went to AT&T. Shows what a loser he really is going to a sorry wireless service like AT&T.

Maroon Tiger '05

March 14th, 2011
1:16 pm

Seriously dude, what’s the point of making secks tapes?

I don’t wanna see my perineum any more than the next man.

Tam

March 14th, 2011
3:00 pm

I really think you all should consider my feelings. If you want nakid pics of me then email me at downstammy@ymail.com

Genuine

March 14th, 2011
4:25 pm

@ Chris – You beat me to it. I mean, AT&T? Seriously? Just KNOWING that he has service with AT&T speaks volumes for his other decision making — leaving valuables in an “UNATTENDED” vehicle; Tameka Foster – the mother of his two children; MAKING A SEX TAPE with Tameka Foster (eewwww; just eeewwwwww!); dating DOWN from Chilli to Tameka. I mean, SERIOUSLY? Not in any particular order, but they all seem just….bad choices.

jw

March 14th, 2011
6:12 pm

I hate it when I can only bring 1.2 million dollars worth of goodies with me on a trip – guess I will have to buy my own jet – can’t trust anyone anymore!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If he dials 611, he gets that phone stuff the next morning from AT&T no need to be bothering yourself with piddly stuff – oops, wrong fellow! Did Bubba the Bouncer fly with him to take care of all that “status”? Might be cheaper to hire two bodyguards – just saying!!!!!!!! LOL!

ryan

March 14th, 2011
10:58 pm

Snookie of the Jersey Shore coming to the Atlanta to be apart of WrestleMania .

Tam

March 15th, 2011
1:30 pm

@ Genuine – I own only 5400 shares of AT&T..I’m doing pretty good for myself. Email me

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Zoe

March 16th, 2011
9:20 pm

Can’t say I feel sorry for him. Dumb move to put sex on tape with a manly woman.