Who would have ever thought (or cared enough)that the highs and lows of Usher and Chilli's infamous relationship would ever become the subject of a new novel written by a couple of nannies? I didn't. But it's true. And I know I'm not the only one who thought that the couple, who were once considered as the best looking couple in the entertainment industry, would be together forever. I could go on...but I won't.
The co-authors of bestseller The Nanny Diaries have revealed Usher's failed romance with TLC star Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas was the inspiration for their new book. Nicola Kraus and Emma MCLaughlin admit they wrote Dedication after getting caught up in the controversy surrounding Usher's famous split with his ex. Although neither party has spoken extensively about the break-up, Usher has revealed his infidelity and her wish to marry ended the two-year romance in 2004. Reports have suggested Usher, who recently wed stylist Tameka Foster, who some...well at least me, refer to as an walking negroe spirtual with a long weave, fake titties and a dimpled stomach that she obviously has no problem showing off....look at the pic. Even Usher looks disturbed by it!
used the relationship and it's fall-out as inspiration for his blockbuster 2004 album Confessions. Kraus and MCLaughlin's new book follows the fortunes of a woman who confronts her high school sweetheart after he used their relationship as inspiration for a pop music career. MCLaughlin tells internet gossip columnist Marc Malkin, "That album was ubiquitous. You could not go anywhere without it pumping out of every car, every restaurant. We couldn't stop thinking about it. "We were like, 'How is Chilli not killing herself right now?'"
Dedication movie adaptation, here they come. Hopefully, if Usher isn't offended by the tome, he'd be up for playing the pop singer, Kraus and Mclaughlin said. As for the woman ready to take on her ex-beau? “Beyoncé!” Kraus said. “Someone fabulous.”
In related news, according to Usher's record label, Jive Records has announced the singer's next album will not be release until mid-2008.