Some people think Usher’s new “Confessions” track has a line about him copping to herpes — but his pal Jermaine Dupri says they need to listen closely … cause they got it all wrong.
Jermaine cleared the air Wednesday about speculation surrounding “Confessions Part III,” which Usher teased during a live gig this week. One particular line in the song has been widely interpreted to be a confirmation about the STD … which has been the subject of multiple lawsuits against the singer.
On the new track, Usher sings, “You said bae let me take you to the ER, I said, ‘Nah, Imma be alright / Well the next day I found out from f*cking around that the sickness I had was life.”
Don’t let that sickness lyric fool you, according to JD — who has teamed up with the singer again to produce a new sequel album to his 2004 smash hit project. Jermaine says, “I see y’all trippin… CONFESSIONS PART 3 is from a females perspective.”
JD adds, “The song is about a girl cheatin’ on him and gettin’ pregnant by another man. She is then being stuck with the decision to keep or abort it. Now that he knows, Should he stay or Leave ???”
Get it? “The sickness I had was life” refers to a baby … not to being sick FOR life.
In any case, the good news out of all this is … more ‘Confessions,’ baby.
Fact is, that record was Usher’s biggest commercial hit, which has been certified Diamond for selling 10 million copies. It was one of the most successful albums of the 2000s — which is why he and JD are going back to that well.