Usher Allegedly Used Fake, No-Value “Usher Bucks” In A Strip Club And It’s The Funniest Thing
Forget Bitcoin, we have UshBucks now.
It’s 2021, so it’s only natural that Usher has been accused of giving a Vegas stripper fake dollar bills with his face and name on them instead of real money.
Yes, you read that right. A Las Vegas dancer who goes by the stage name Pisces has alleged that she “danced all night for Usher” at Sapphire in Vegas, and the eight-time Grammy award-winning artist gave her money with “no trade-in value whatsoever” in return.
Posting a photo of the horrific UshBucks — which came in $1, $20, and $100 denominations — to her Instagram story, Pisces shared that she thought the artist “should be blasted on social media for this shit”.
Usher throwing fake money at a strip club? To hard working women? 🧐 pic.twitter.com/hq2BmFvLuF
— yaya (@birdsofpreys) April 12, 2021
As expected, Pisces’ request that Usher be “blasted on social media” did come true.
Almost instantly people began to share their sheer disbelief in the idea of Usher essentially paying dancers with Monopoly money.
“Usher is sick” wrote one account. “You’re wrong for that… you scammed them hard-working girls. Your net worth is 180 million. You know you’re sleazy for this shit.”
But as sad as someone paying for service with fake money is, the thought of a millionaire like Usher allegedly doing it was too hard not to turn into a giant meme.
Usher on his way home after throwing 100,000 in ushbucks pic.twitter.com/raDogkqCnT
— JTA stan account (@ABRbeanz) April 12, 2021
“Is that Usher?” pic.twitter.com/90J6q0MQiW
— Pfizer Papi (@BlowOnMyMike) April 12, 2021
Strippers getting a call from the bank telling them not a single bill from Usher was real pic.twitter.com/6P8QTkaiHs
— memory lane (@bitchiwas999) April 12, 2021
Lmao looking at them Usher bucks like pic.twitter.com/UmWlrdN6bQ
— Foxx (@SonOfWillSmith) April 12, 2021
For everyone asking, we don’t currently accept Ush bucks when sending transfers.
— MoneyGram International (@MoneyGram) April 12, 2021
— Noxxy (@chill_nox) April 12, 2021
Usher after telling the girls to buy themselves sum nice pic.twitter.com/5LgA2Q6RsX
— b. (@ItsMe_Duhhhh) April 12, 2021
Dancers when they find out they exclusively got paid in nothing but Usherbucks that night pic.twitter.com/ilppsBdxwM
— JAM (@mojoejoejoemtz) April 12, 2021
Usher really said to the strippers: pic.twitter.com/uZKwfmMM2D
— AFRO REYES (@rbrbreyes) April 12, 2021
Somehow the funniest part of this whole saga is that the singer actually already tried to flex his UshBucks over a week ago on social media.
Posing with a suitcase full of “money”, Usher uploaded a series of photos to Instagram showing off what appeared to be a transparent suitcase full of real cash. However, if you zoom in, you can see they are the same UshBucks the singer allegedly tried to hand out in the club.
— Usher Raymond IV (@Usher) April 3, 2021
While Usher hasn’t addressed the matter yet, TMZ reports that an alleged representative for Sapphire claims that the artist did give real money and even tipped the club’s staff “quite generously”.
This club rep also claims that Usher actually spent “thousands” on the dancers and bottle service, with the UshBucks being left on stage just as “a bit of a gag” and to “promote his new Vegas residency”.
Normally the “it was just a joke” excuse is rarely ever believable, but Usher does have a Las Vegas residency slated to start on July 16 and all of the Usher bills actually do promote Usher: The Vegas Experience on them.
Honestly, it’s actually a pretty smart move. What’s better promotion than getting the whole world laughing at you for paying dancers with UshBucks? Exactly. Nothing.
Junkee has reached out to Usher’s team for comment and confirmation.