Lacking media attention these days? Career falling faster than a boulder from a balcony? Never fear – the quick fix is here! And all you need to do is to simply ‘spread ‘em and record ‘em’ … the voyeurs that make the tabloid world go ‘round will take care of the rest. The rumor mill is twirling anxiously with talks of yet another addition to the Hollywood sex tape library – this one featuring R&B icon-turned-almost-has-been Usher Raymond and his ex-wife Tameka Foster.
TMZ: [we were] approached several days ago by someone claiming to have the sex tape. The person sent us a short video and two photos. We’ll keep this PG-13 and just say … the people in the video are both givers. The video and photos are clear — it’s Usher and Tameka.
Sources close to Usher — without specifically admitting the existence of a sex tape — tell us they believe this video could have been among the things Usher had stolen out of his car back in December 2009. Usher reported more than $1,000,000 worth of jewelry and electronics taken — including two laptop computers.
Take a step back and review this publicity trend from the perspective of manipulation: Kim ‘Booty-For-Days’ Kardashian would arguably be nowhere without her infamous tape. Porn sites advertise exclusive celebrity videos to draw traffic to their site, only for the eager user to find themselves contained to a list of nameless bimbos – but hey, it works! So can we not argue that although the parties involved in these ‘anonymously released’ sex tapes seem genuinely mortified, the outcome remains them being instantly propelled to (or back into) the spotlight. Could one not consider this a fair trade off?
Who among us keeps a four year old sex tape we made with our ex-spouse in the glove box of our car. When stories of how material like this gets ‘leaked’ out do not add up, chances are there are facets the public is kept unaware of. And when your career has taken a turn from R&B sensation to Justin Bieber’s mentor, why would you not heed the “just make a sex tape” advice of your publicist – just be sure to practice your “shocked and appalled” face in the mirror first. Welcome back to the front page Usher, we’ve missed ya.