I know ya’ll been hearing all of these rumors about Usher firing his Mother as his manager well, it’s official and here is what he had to say about it …

“She and I are on great terms and support each other in our life’s endeavors. We are both very happy but are now working in different areas of the business,” [he] said in a statement to the Associated Press. “This is great for me because it means I now get to have my mother strictly as my mother with no added pressure.”

I for one am happy, although … NOTHING quite says “Happy Mother’s Day” Mom like a swift kick in the ass with Usher’s “business” decision, but I know it must have been hard for him I guess, and it appears it was all for the best, he adds …

“At this time in my life, I am simply more interested in building the strength of my family. And in order to do that, I feel it’s best to separate my business life from my personal life,”

Well good for him! I hope it all works out for the best, I feel him on that part though, as long as his Mom is cool with it.