Juicy gossip culled from a message board
User Raymond biological father YUP.. all I am going to say is that Ben Vereen is Ushers biological dad. I know there have been rumors and what not, and NOOO I WAS NOT THERE when Usher was conceived, but I do know his mom and Ben dated, they had sex, she got pregnant. Ben was married at the time to his current wife Nancy (extremely nice white lady). Now Ben’s first born was a boy, but it was not Usher, his first son is much older then Usher and Ben’s four other daughters. Ben for a while did not even know he had another son (Jonnetta was keeping hush hush for her own reasons. When Ben found out he had a boy, Ben went into fear mode and had to be kept hush, hush. So Godfather Ben it was… until.. Karon Vereen, Ben’s middle daughter, started dating Usher back in 1994 or so.. they were both about 16 -17 years old (yes folks, Ben got his wife and mistress preggie at the same time). Ben was always a part of Ushers life – things were good when there was distance, Ben in New York and Usher in ATL, but when Karon and Usher met (as usher was starting to get popular and traveling around the USA), well, things got a little hairy. Ben found out that Karon was dating Usher.. he went NUTS.. he did not know how to explain why he was so adamant about them not dating. Well, he tried and tired, until finally, they broke up and well, he disclosed info to his family in an EXTREAMLY private matter, “point blank that is my God Son, your God brother.. please let’s not have further discussions about it”. And so there were none. Karon was beside herself and disgusted with the whole thing. And that is where it ended. Ben and Jonnetta wanted to keep the scandal out of both of their lives from the get go, so he was tapped as the “Godfather” and well, it has been just that. NO QUESTIONS.