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Usher's son not impressed by vocals


Usher's youngest son doesn't think he is very good at singing

Usher's youngest son doesn't think he is very good at singing

Usher's youngest son doesn't think he is very good at singing

Usher has revealed his son has told him he doesn't think he's a very good singer.

The Grammy-award winning star judged aspiring singers on the US version of talent show The Voice - but he faces a tough critic of his own in son Nayvid Ely Raymond, who turns 6 in December.

"He doesn't care about what I do as much. He's like, 'I'm the star. Who are you? You sing?'" revealed Usher.

"He told me the other day, he says, 'You're not a great singer,'"

The 36-year-old said he replied to his son: "What? I'm a great singer!"

Meanwhile, Usher's older son, who is named after him and turns 7 next month, is more interested in his father's dance talents.

"When seeing me perform on tour in the past ... and most of the time it's past his bedtime, but he's just sitting there studying every move, every second, like laser focus," he said of Usher Raymond V. "And then I'll see him off by himself doing the moves."

Usher will showcase his sharp choreography on his UR Experience World Tour, which is about to kick off in Montreal. He said the tour was influenced by live shows he's seen from U2, Bruce Springsteen and Frankie Beverly.

"There's this connection and that is what gave the inspiration for this show," he said of the veteran acts.

He will play many of his hits, from U Remind Me to Yeah! to"OMG, on his first tour in three years. He will also play instruments.

"I may be playing the drum sometimes. I may be playing the bass," he said. "We may have a reprise on a song that you know and you enjoy for, who knows, eight to 10 minutes."

Usher, who released two singles this year, is currently working on his eighth album. Apart from music, he says he would like to do more movies and enjoyed his stint on NBC's The Voice because was able to stress the seriousness of artist development.

"This is something that was very, very important when I came up as an artist and is probably the reason why 20 years later, I am making music and performing and excited about doing it," he said.