March 4, 2009
Usher doesn't approve of Chris Brown's jet-skiing.
In a video posted by producer Jermaine Dupri, the "Yeah!" singer slams his fellow R&B star for being photographed last weekend joyriding around Diddy's Miami Beach mansion in what was his first public outing since the incident with Rihanna.
"I'm a little disappointed in this photo," Usher said Monday on Dupri's online Living the Life series. "After the other photo [of Rihanna's brutalized face]? C'mon, Chris. Have a little bit of remorse, man. The man's on Jet Skis? Like, just relaxing in Miami?"
Brown and Rihanna spent the weekend in Florida apparently working toward a reconciliation. They returned to Los Angeles on Monday in anticipation of the "Gimme That" performer's tentatively scheduled arraignment on Thursday. Prosecutors are awaiting evidence from the LAPD before deciding to file charges.
Usher and Dupri are currently holed up in a recording studio working on Usher's new album. The duo is mostly seen on the eight-minute clip (unspooling at MTV.com) joking around with friends. But the comments took a decidedly serious turn when the topic of Brown and Rihanna came up.