Usher Won't 'Pimp Out' Son

Speaks out about celebrity trend of selling baby pics to highest bidder
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser User
Posted May 2, 2008 11:23 AM CDT
Usher and wife Tameka Foster   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – In a world where Jennifer Lopez made $6 million off her twins’ first photo and famous-for-no-reason Nicole Richie raked in $1 million from her baby, Usher is one celebrity who won't profit from parenthood, the pop singer says. Upset by rumors he was trying to peddle photos of his infant son, Usher told the New York Post, "In no way would I ever pimp out my child for money."

"I am livid that people talk about my child," he added. In fact, he added, he has already  posed with his infant son—for free—for the Father's Day cover of Essence magazine.