In an interview in the October issue of Upscale magazine, the former Mrs. Usher Raymond recounts how she was savagely judged by bloggers because, as she puts it, she didn’t fit the image of the kind of woman people thought Usher should marry.
“I understand where all the negativity comes from,” she told the magazine. “Unfortunately I think that some black women are — subconsciously — not in love with the image they see in the mirror. Therefore in turn they do not love someone like me. I look too much like them.”
She goes on to say that she may have been better accepted if she looked more “exotic.” “I was not given a fair shot,” she explained. “People passed judgment without getting to know me. How can you get the entire concept of who I am from a blog?”
Usher and Foster, who runs a styling company called Swanky Image Group, have two sons together, and even though the marriage didn’t work out between the two, she did say that she still loves Usher.
“The dissolution of marriage is always upsetting,” she said. “You have the expectation that it will work. But, you know what? It didn’t work. But [Usher’s] a great guy. I will always love him.”
This report is from MTV News.