Like most of Twitter I was baffled by this news today. Singer Miguel DeCafe had the same reaction to this fake money story.
R&B singer Usher is getting torn apart on Twitter for tipping dancers at a Vegas club “Usherbucks” instead of real money.
However, the club told Page Six it’s all a big misunderstanding and the publication reported the following:
Dubbed “Ushbucks” by one wag on the social media site, the cash, in denominations of $100, $20 and $1, was previously seen on Usher’s official social media channels — stuffed in a see-through suitcase — on April 3rd.
The story began with a woman going by beel0ove on Instagram, who posted pics of the money to her private account Monday.
A friend of hers then shared it, tagging both the strip club — Sapphire Las Vegas — and gossip site The Shade Room, who later posted it to their own Instagram. From there, the star’s supposed attempt at usher-ing in his own form of currency quickly spread across social media, trending on Twitter by Monday afternoon.
However, reached for comment by Page Six via email, Sapphire’s director of marketing, George M. Wilson, IV told us, “Usher was a true gentleman and a great guest at the club.
“He and his crew converted thousands of real dollars to tip the girls dancing on the stage,” and “left a generous tip for the staff!”
“Apparently someone in his team left some Usher dollars on the floor to promote his Vegas residency,” Wilson continued. “That is where it seems the confusion came in. But real actual cash was used for tips. We would love to host him again.”
Seems fishy to me…but I sure did not have this on my 2021 BINGO card.