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Usher to Pippa: model lingerie for me

AP photo

AP photo

Atlanta’s Usher has a sassy business proposal for Pippa Middleton, dubbed Her Royal Hotness by those wags across the pond.

He wants to make her a lingerie model.

Us magazine reports details of the R&B star’s brilliant plans.

“I’m going to be approaching her in the next few weeks and setting up a meeting this summer,” Usher told Us.

Uh .. good luck with that. Given the Firm’s collective heart attack when Carole Middleton, mom of Pippa and Duchess Catherine, was caught chewing gum in public, we’re thinking this idea won’t get very far.

(Then again, the former Kate Middleton is a former lingerie model, sort of, kind of, herself.)

If nothing else comes from Usher’s big plans, we leave you with the hope that MTV UK’s nickname for the famous sister sticks: P-Middy.

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

40 comments Add your comment

Pebblebeach

June 24th, 2011
4:40 pm

never happen….

INDI

June 24th, 2011
4:44 pm

I DONT KNOW, I THINK IT MAY WORK…OR ATLEAST GET HIM A DATE! GO USHER!!

Val

June 24th, 2011
5:00 pm

scott&liz

June 24th, 2011
5:15 pm

why her??thier are so many beautiful black and white women in this country

Mr. Ed

June 24th, 2011
5:32 pm

Dear Usher,

We understand that you are new money and all that b/cause you can carry a tune. However, these people are way. ..excuse me, waaaaay, outta and over your league. You can’t offer them anything… they don’t already own.

Peace out,and concentrate on the next groove.

She's hot

June 24th, 2011
5:34 pm

She’s hot, hot, hot. So is her sis, but Pipp is HOT

Huh?

June 24th, 2011
5:39 pm

Sounds like something P Diddy would propose…

Ronnie

June 24th, 2011
5:40 pm

Usher do whatever you heart desires………………………………….

mecq

June 24th, 2011
6:00 pm

Mr. Ed…..A) Those people are no better or evolved than you or I or Usher for that matter. God Bless the Child who has his own. They bleed/ poop/sneeze just like the rest of us. So if Usher’s New Money, which is no differant than old money, is appealing to Pippa then she should live her own life. Her sister married into the royal family. Not she…!!!!

A

June 24th, 2011
6:30 pm

I say get it while it’s hot Usher !! Only in A-mare-ka :)

nyc44th

June 24th, 2011
6:32 pm

sheesh . . . why is the press continually cramming this woman down our throats?
She is no big deal at all! I mean no ill will toward her, but come on already.

meg

June 24th, 2011
6:33 pm

Mr. Ed – The Middletons are NOT old money or aristocracy. They made their money off of an online party store business.

saywhat!!?

June 24th, 2011
6:33 pm

I agree w/ Scott&Liz, there are too many beautiful women in this country and why can’t he get some real women w/ curves and not women who look like sticks such as Pippa!

This comment may be too deep and controversial for this blog, but I believe our obessession with the pre-teen body image has led to the prevalence of pedophilia. If for no other reason than to protect our children, we need to change this and it starts with the fashion industry.

Reality

June 24th, 2011
6:50 pm

Somebody smack that fool and tell him to get back to writing crappy pop music for pre-teens.

saywhat!!?

June 24th, 2011
6:54 pm

…make that obsession…I don’t know what I was spelling…lol

JenniferA.

June 24th, 2011
7:35 pm

She’s a very nice looking lady, but I don’t think she’d stoop so low. We all know she’s hot — most women would like to look like her. But, Usher probably should ask some of the famous tramps in the U.S. who are always displaying their sub-standard, worn-out bodies (Heid Klum, etc.)

ReggieNobull

June 24th, 2011
7:37 pm

Be fooled if you must. As only brotha can recognize, Usher is simply smitten by her and wants to hit it, period. Offering the whole llngerie thing is nothing but an angle to get close to her. Ush, you ain’t got a chance. Harry already has it on lock, and I bet he’s already deep in her ear about the grimy Blak dudes in U.S. and our (perceived) ways. Watch and see…. Just sayin’.

Fan of the abnormal

June 24th, 2011
7:37 pm

Scott & Liz/Say What….this is sheer marketing genius…it ensures international crossover success for the line, and this pippa chick is idolized by women of all ages, demographics, economical backgrounds, and cultures…and yes, Indi…he may get a date as well…so thats icing on the cake, & less money he has to worry about breaking off Tameka for child support…

Im just surprised no one else has thought of it & she may just do it…she is not bound by constraints & preconcieved notions such as her “royal” sibling…but she is a royal in-law…Usher has a 65% chance of pulling this off…however, he should not have let the media get wind of it…so far, thats the only mistake of the scenario.

Also, black chicks & his “core-female fan base” will buy it no matter if he gett Madea to model the line…so this is an excellent marketing strategy! If his goal is to make tons of money &/or date this chick…he is doing it the right way

REGARDLESS, JUST BECAUSE OF THIS STORY, WE ARE ALL NOW TYPING ABOUT HIS LINE-THAT UP UNTIL 10 MINUTES AGO, MOST OF US HAD NEVER HEARD OF…THE BEST PUBLICITY IS FREE PUBLICITY, So strike my comment about it being a mistake for leaking it to the media!!!!!

saywhat!!?

June 24th, 2011
7:52 pm

@Fan of the abnormal…as a marketing professional, you are absolutely correct in your assessment of his motive to take advantage of her recent popularity.

However, as a woman I do not idolize Pippa. For what? Having a family with money? Having a sister now married to the future king? What does this have to do with her talents?

That is another thing that is wrong with this country; we idolize ppl for doing absolutely nothing but being themselves. If that’s all he wants he may as well ask Paris Hilton!

Southern Bell

June 24th, 2011
8:29 pm

*

Honey, why is this truly tired story – which may OR may not even happen – gracing the online cover of this fine Atlanta newspaper?

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del

June 24th, 2011
8:40 pm

Sad, why is he targeting her?
What has he accepted?

Kim

June 24th, 2011
10:59 pm

Reply to “Mr. Ed”,
Why are they out of Usher’s league. Pippa was caught partying in her bra!! Her family is a working class family and made their money by selling party bags for children. I’m sure they’re nice people but I wouldn’t consider them “royalty”.

dTONBEL

June 25th, 2011
12:34 am

Very inappropriate. Usher needs to know his place.

99 Cents

June 25th, 2011
4:33 am

In case you have not noticed he does what he wants when he wants and he don’t need anyone’s permission to do it. You guys missed the marketing behind it no matter what she is the sister to a person why just married into royalty. If she would model his stuff it would sell case closed. And he wouldn’t need to work so hard signing and going on tour. His underwear business could feed him and it’s long term effects would last just as long as any music or longer. Fruit of the Loom people you know what I’m saying?

KOOL

June 25th, 2011
7:27 am

Usher, you’re a fool… I imagine it’s difficult for you to understand, but why do you think someone as elegant & classy as Pippa would consort with your business… or you? You are very much beneath her.

Wordchaser

June 25th, 2011
9:20 am

@dTONBEL .. What is Usher’s place? Please enlighten us with your wisdom.

Kat

June 25th, 2011
9:30 am

She is gorgeous, but she doesn’t need the money so why would she model anything “less” than haute couture (sp?) clothing?

jay

June 25th, 2011
9:53 am

She’s hot, hot, hot. So is her sis, but Pipp is HOT

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She has a pretty face. Besides that she looks anorexic

B4real!

June 25th, 2011
10:01 am

Thank you Jay. You summed it up nicely. And Usher will never get her in lingerie except in his dreams.

Smart is smart

June 25th, 2011
1:35 pm

Well, if Pippa models lingerie, I wouldn’t look twice…if you said it was Usher’s line that Pippa is modeling, I would consider trying it on. Sorry! I live in America – Atlanta to be exact. I know his track record and nothing about her. However, if I were her I would still contemplate the decision very carefully. Her future depends on it……keep in mind, Usher is the brain behind Justin Bieber….

To my point….Just told my 15 year old daughter about this article…she asked me “who is Pippa”

JRHD

June 25th, 2011
2:18 pm

What is up with all the haters in Atlanta? People hating on Ursher and hating on Pippa. Why pray tell? Ursher can ask the girl to model his line if he chooses and she can accept or decline…it is called free will. As for Mr. Raymond, he is beneath no one. He has pulled himself up by his bootstraps to a point few can match in today’s society. Do your ‘thang’ sir, and do it with style and class as you tend to do. As for Ms. Middleton, from what I have seen of her she is classy and elegant and a young lady who likes to have a good time (refreshingly, she seems quite ‘real’). I think if, big IF, Usher asks she just might say yes.

Mr. KnowitAll

June 25th, 2011
4:08 pm

Nouveau riche.Usher doesn’t understand this chick has pimp-daddies like him lined up all the way to Buckingham Palace.

….She doesn’t need your slutty underwear.

Brian Johnson

June 25th, 2011
5:06 pm

You do know WAGs is a term used for athletes’ wives and girlfriends, correct? The press dubber her most eligible to be a WAG, but this type of faulty assumption on your print pages, on-line pages and on television just reminds me again why Southerns and Americans at large are woefully mis-informed. Thank you for illustrating this fact on a pop culture article.

Jennifer Brett

June 25th, 2011
6:37 pm

The meaning I had intended:

wag: n. A humorous or droll person; a wit

Sorry if that was unclear.

Jennifer

emmysmom

June 26th, 2011
11:01 am

Brian Johnson, speaking of woefully misinformed, “wag” is a commonly used, descriptive noun. Get over yourself. And Usher, good luck with that!

carla roqs

June 27th, 2011
8:24 am

i have read the comments here, and i have to say….. there are some really….negative people posting here.

belle too

June 27th, 2011
9:42 am

@Brian Johnson: There is a difference between wag and WAG. Wags as the author intended is used to describe a group who usually come up with funny or droll remarks, nicknames or other satirical comments. If you read the Telegraph or Daily Mail you’ll see plenty of these remarks. WAG as you mean it is for Wives And Girlfriends, likely coined by a wag.

carla roqs

June 27th, 2011
11:13 am

brian johnson, thank you for illustrating how know it alls are often wrong, especially when insulting poor, misinformed–wait, you included everyday Americans? you insult Americans? if you are from the states, i feel sorry for you. if you are from over seas and you dare insult us, go back home.

Rev Al Sharpton

June 28th, 2011
2:37 pm

P Middy as a lingerie model? God Bless You Usher! Good luck with that one!

Tina

June 29th, 2011
7:22 pm

Usher…please….u hit the lottery with that screeching Bieber kid. Count your blessings….and keep it moving. Thanks.