Superstar singer Usher allegedly was hit hard - to the tune of more than $1 million is missing items.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the Georgia resident had his SUV burglarized in December as he and his bodyguard returned from the airport.
According to police, the pair had stopped at an AT&T store across from a local mall when someone allegedly made off with jewelry, cameras and other items worth a mint.
The list included:
– Jewelry bag containing five watches, three necklaces, two rings and six bracelets, $1 million.
– Assorted clothing and furs, $50,000
– Bottega Veneta duffel bag, $4,000
– Two Mac Powerbook computers, $3,000 and$2,000
as well as two Louis Vuitton bags, two Sony cameras and two Flip video cameras.
Police said no arrests have been made.
The funniest part is why no one seems to understand that he had all this stuff in the car because he just got back from the airport and was making a stop on the way home. DUH! How many people actually read this articles? Or do they just make dumb comments and hope they make sense?
Karma, "What goes around, comes around", cheated on one young lady
( who by the way, helped his image & career) ,divorced a wife for his sorry career or because he got what he wanted (kids) from her!!!! He can replace material things but we'll see if he can save his career!!
I have had y entire car stolen in the past and felt very violated. For this man to get his things stolen is just not right. If I spend 3000 on my stereo its for me cause I can afford it. Insurance scam, are you serious?he is his own insurance company! Five watches? I own more then that. Some of you are truly idiots. Coming from the airport which obviously some of you have never done, you will have a lot of things that you had taken with you. Some of us can afford to wear a different watch everyday, because you still wear a casio calculator w atch dont hate.
I SMELL INSURANCE FRAUD
I feel sorry for the people with such hate in their hearts. Usher worked very hard for his money why shouldn't he reap the fruits of his labor? Don't hate the player hate the game. If you don't like him don't buy his music or attend his concerts. I like his music and I buy his CD's. I have also seen his concert on video. Usher has been working since he was a young child. He can buy what ever he please. Just because some of us aren't able to afford lavish things it's no excuse to envy him. Thieves and negative people are every where waiting for a chance to pounce. We should not be so anxious to judge other people's actions. I'm sure all of us have lost something in life. A loss is a loss wheather it's one dollar or one million. To all of the haters...when it happens to you or your love ones. Remember how you felt about USHER. We need to have more compassion for one another. God loves us all rich or poor.
I am not a big Usher fan but I do not see anything suspicious or crazy about having the items in the SUV considering he was returning from the AIRPORT! Apparently he was returning from someplace where he deemed it necessary to have those items with him. And his driver apparently absentmindedly failed to secure the items when exiting the SUV. Not very smart...but why does it have to be anything other than a m.i.s.t.a.k.e.? Why so many haters out there?
I have to say if I were toting that kind of stuff I would go home first then back track to the cell store. Or leave the body guard in the car. Thieves are just that thieves. If they see opportunity they take it...
Insurance scam. Who leaves $1 million dollars worth of jewelry in the car?
I know if I was coming back from out of town I would have LOTS of stuff in my vehicle and the fact that he is wealthy shouldn't make a difference. It's easy to point fingers and say someone is stupid but have any of you ever been robbed? It's not just the fact that material items were stolen; when you get robbed it's a violation of privacy, it can make you paranoid for a while, and it plays havoc with your emotions. Do any of you believe in karma? Hopefully all you people who think it's funny or think he was "stupid" will have more sympathy & EMPATHY if it happens to you or someone you actually care about.
Not a smart move to leave those types of items in the car but judging from all of the asinine comments I have read, they are jealous of his fame and cash in his bank account (we calling it hating). In my city, there has been a rash of car break-ins in a trendy area probably due to people leaving stuff in clear view for passerbys to see it or (a really dumb move) throw the stuff in the trunk at the destination, meaning someone saw what they did. With the amount of unemployment being as it is, there is more stuff like this occuring everywhere. The PCs and clothes will be easy to move but the jewelry will be hard since I am sure it is personalized and a pawn shop would not touch it.
I sure hope that Usher is equally as generous in his charitable giving as he is with buying all of that bling!!
Does anyone know if Usher was living out of his car? I'm guessing and insurance job is in the works !! How much did his Ex take him for? He's got to make the cash back so how.
No matter who is victimized, stealing is wrong. How would you feel if it happen to you? We were returning from extensive time on the road and stopped to have a cell phone repaired or replaced. what should haven taken a few minutes turned into over an hour. Just like anyone traveling away from home for weeks at a time there were more than just a couple of bags. what most consider excessive, those who live on the road would understand this as normal. In addition some of the items stolen were Christmas gifts. The SUV was secure and with the windows being tinted, nothing was visible from the outside. Locks are for honest people! If someone wants to take your possessions he/she will find a way. These were random thieves that were very good at theri trade and got very lucky, nothing more or less. As for comments of insurance scam, insurance only covered the damange to the SUV and one of the older watches worth less than $2000. So you see this is what it is. I suggest that people stop judging others and take a few minutes to let the facts speak for themselves. In time I am certain these things will be replaced and in the future more precautions will be taken. These are hard economic times for many people and times like these cause people to do whatever it takes to survive. Just sharing, take it as you will or may...
I just read this and my knee jerk reaction is simply this......why did he have all these items in his vehicle without having any alarm......this is just plain ignorant....I don't care who he is......something just seems really strange here!
YOU REMIND ME OF A FOOL I USE TO KNEW!!!!
Doesn't sound like a true story, or Usher is just plain STUPID. Having a good voice doesn't make you smart or at least someone with commonsense. Is that all you could do with your money?? Fill an SUV with Bling Bling?? Fire your bodyguard, your not getting your monies worth.
1.) He probably didn't even pay for half of that stuff. He's a celebrity! Hello!?!? Half of it was probably given to him.
2.) That's what insurance is for. Guarenteed he's got insurance on that jewelry. If he doesn't, he's an idiot and shouldn't have it anyway.
But really, why is it that everyone has to make stupid comments for no reason? Just mad because they can't drive around with a cool mil in jewelery or a couple lap tops?
At least he worked for his money – unlike these "reality" stars.
They teach Common Sense in college? Is there like a "Common Sense 101" course? Cause if so, I know TONS of people who need to enroll in that one.....
He's worth over $100 million and owns an interest in a basketball team, music label, and a cologne brand. He has $1 million to blow, so I would doubt its an insurance scam. He probably makes at least $10 million a year in business profit and residuals from his music.
I wonder if Usher was hiding assets from his soon to be ex, that would explain the 2 of everything. the whole thing sounds fishy.
if the dork had a million dollars worth of stuff in his car with nobody to watch it, then he got what he had coming....
Usher ALLEGEDLY out more than $1million in goods.
Title says it all. Insurance scam is most likely. Either that, or someone stole his common sense at birth. He'll have a different headline soon I'm betting.
Either: "Usher's Common Sense Found by Fox News Pundit, Sarah Palin's IQ is doubled!"
"You must really think we're stupid to believe you're stupid enough to leave items worth millions in an unattended vehicle - duh".
This isn't anything more than a dumb insurance scam. User hasn't any success lately in the music biz, so what's a has been to do?
no way the insurance company will believe that story! Fill a car with all that stuff and have a look at how ridiculous it would look.
He's either a moron for carrying (and leaving unattended) items worth that kind of money or it's an insurance scam.... either way... what an idiot!
Celebrity or no celebrity, the rule is the same. Secure your valuables and your propery.
Um, hello? The report states he and his bodyguard were returning from the airport. A lot of the things that were stolen might have been in the duffel bag and part of Usher's luggage. I doubt anyone would keep things worth this much in the car otherwise.
Fuhrman did it.
While I'm sure you're very upset that someone robbed you, you can probably just go back out and replace the stolen items using your ABSOLUTELY HUGE FORTUNE.
Insurance fraud written all over it!
No he's black and stupid..Insurance Scammer....He had some homies help him out...
Okay guys Usher is a millionaire so can easily afford this stuff; it's all his and he worked hard for it, no one had a right to steal it from him. I hope when you drive home......tired.....weary, leave your car LOCKED for a short while to collect the kids from next door and some one steals from you then you understand whats at stake here. It does not matter if it a ten dollar nylon bag or a $5000 Louis V, these thieves steal a part of you.
Usher is ushering in some Insurance Fraud..I can't sell cds lets do some insurance fraud instead.
So proud to live in America after reading these comments.
Who cares if he's a celebrity? Or what YOU would have done? Or what he SHOULD have done?
Americans are so full of hatred and envy it's embarrassing to be witness to.
No wonder this country is on the brink of extinction with people like you guys running around full of bile, jealousy and anger.
And LBW, the lottery winner you were talking about was from WEST Virginia, not VA as you noted. Talk about 'S' for brains.
2 Mac PowerBook computers valued at $3,000 and $2,000...yeah, right! PowerBooks haven't cost that much since they came out in 2001/2003. A high roller like Usher toting a 8 yr computer around, wow! This story just doesn't sound right. It may be legit, but seems suspect.
chump change for this guy got more money than everyone who posted and then some..and stop acting like yall dont like him just mad cuz you cant have over a mil stolen and still be in great shape...come back with somethin new and better usher and keep it moving my dude
You pay $4k for a duffel bag you deserve it.
I am truly shocked how everyone is so quick to call Usher so stupid like they have never left their car door unlocked, or house open or even left something lying on a bench or table and walked away and forgot it. Hate honestly will get you no where and the stereo typing is so horrible I can hardly believe it. So he's black and he's famous, and.... What's your point. Because he has it and you don't you think he deserves to have it taken from him by a thief. Wow, some people...
I hope they find the person that took his things and they are punished just like anyone else would be. As for Fraud, funny how people think, if you thought it you would probably do it....
Like it is going to hurt him to loose any of it. I don't like his Music or Him as a person. He's just a Poser.
Sounds spurious, I hope they interrogate and investigate this case. Sounds like insurance fraud.
He'll write a song about it and make it all back and more
jacq, you are right "haters and the have nots come in packs" I think they come in mobs. This guy is very, very wealthy & successful. He can have anything in his car that he pleases.
he will get his insurance money, move on nothing to see here. Its high time the news stop wasting bandwith on stupid celebs. I mean how many articles were there on Jon and Kate??? thought I was going to puke.
I'm not a fan of Usher, however:
A) He isn't a rapper.
B) That "short" career that is "going to be over soon", has been pretty consistently successful for almost 15 years.
C) I was unaware that the only automobile that African Americans drove was a Cadillac Escalade.
D) Getting $1M worth of property stolen from an unattended vehicle is hilariously stupid.
Yea it was a stupid move indeed, but i feel for him. And to the guy who said the thing about 4000 dollar duffle bag think about it this way, with as much money as he has EARNED, through his R&B (not rap), buying a designer bag like that would be the same thing as you buying a Jansport backpack, so why shouldn't he celebrate the success that he has worked hard for.
Yeah, he had a million dollars in merchandise inside an SUV......smells like a lie to me. If he was that stupid, he derseves to have been robbed.
Thats what he get for not acknowledging his real hometown of CHATTANOOGA, TN.. I remember when he got beat down by a girl..
silly silly STUPID CELEBRITY
Idiot deserves it for leaving that kind of stuff in a car! STUPID!
Just another example of how celebs are some of the dumbest people alive!!
Someone who feels they need a $4000 duffle bag is probably dumb enough to leave their car unlocked full of $1M worth of items that people don't need. Some people get jacked and killed for less stuff, consider yourself lucky you didn't run into the perp.
It was probably free swag anyway. Celebrities always get stuff like that for free.
Inside job, as always. Keep your friends close and your enemies closer!
Also, remember, he was returning from a trip...coming from the airport...which is probably why he had all that stuff with him. THINK folks before you stereotype.
I doubt Usher needs the insurance money, for those say it's an insurance scam. I'm sure he can replace all that stuff...much of which he was probably given any way. Why the alarm wasn't on, and how someone got away with this, does seem fishy however. I'd be interested to know if the body guard didn't have something to do with it.
This is priceless...
It's not a stealing until you get caught, then it depends on a good lawyer.
Crime pays well.
Fur coats, rings, bracelets, bags..
It's good to see Usher being judicious with his spending so that when his career is over (soon), he will have saved for a rainy day... Some people never learn from other's mistakes.
Why are black artists quick to be labelled rappers? @Flossmore
"flossmore January 12th, 2010 1:11 pm ET
If this idiot can run around with millions in jewelry (very important to carry around) and duffel bags worth more than some peoples cars, then he can get over losing all of this crap too. These rich rappers only made it because their "tin eared" minions out in the private sector buy this crap music....then they get big cars, bodyguards, and flaunt it to the rest of the world....what a scam!"
How is Usher a rapper?
I pray this is not an insurance scam if it is, shame on you Usher..Let's be for real though, all these expensive items in an unlocked, unsecured vehicle just doesn't sit well. Yes the thieves has to be punished, but were there actual thieves?? Not hating just keeping it real!!!!!
I'm sure Usher worked hard to get to where he is in life. That he left these items in his car is of course a mistake that he has now paid the price for. IT does not excuse the criminal from having burglarized his car. I feel for Usher, he's a good man who does good works with his money, opened up a charity called "New Look" that helps at-risk youths, etc. I'm sorry to see so many hateful comments posted about him.
Bloody silly and stupid. I wish I have a better word to qualify him. Jut way stupid idiot.
He just signed his divorce papers. His ex probably got a nice lump sum from the settlement. He didn't expect for them to take so much. Now, he is coming up with a plan to keep money in his pocket. Very dumb to leave such values in his car.
why would somebody do this kind of thing to harm such a good singer, great person at that, and it hurted me..life is good and who ever did this, should be punished for good..
buy your things at a Dollar store,no one would want your things....you make too much money Usher,and people who buy to make Hollywood and entertainers rich are dumb...if you were paid minimum wage for what you do,what would you really be when you grow up?
Seriously...who leaves items worth that much unattended in a CAR?? Apparently, someone who has so much $$ that it doesn't matter. If it was so important, he should have had his body guard stay and watch the car or go home, unpack the car, and THEN go to the mall. Very stupid! Everyone knows you don't leave valuables in a car! Was there even an alarm....if so, doesn't sound like it was on! I'm sure he has insurance, so it will all be covered.
It doesn't matter who it is stealing is wrong. I hope they catch the thieves.
Also, why two of everything...it's Atlanta, not Noah's Ark. Seems like he'd be able to afford an all in device that had all in one. With his kind of money he could afford to ask Steve Jobs at Apple to design a special Usher device with camera, computer, video and designed in the shape of a ring watch.
Usher you know damn well you don't travel like that. You didn't have your supply of Tennis shoes stolen.
How dumb. I've been known to even be cautious about leaving so much as a library book in the seat of my locked car when I'm leaving it. I wonder if he staged this in order to make up for the alimony he will have to pay Tameka once things are settled. And who needs 5 watches? Unreal... the time must be pretty important to him... I wonder if he wears them all at the same time.
Stupid is what stupid does....
So, it s okay for someone to take something that you've worked hard to obtain? Come on people, what about the criminals?
How sad! Of all the comments that are posted not one brings up the real problem except for one, but which also states, that usher can replace the items, suggesting that it isnt a big deal...The problem here people is the fact that someone thought that it was their personal right to open someone else's vehicle and take personal property that does not belong to them. It doesnt matter who the victim is, poor/wealthy, black/white, rapper/disco, 200 in jewelry or a million! Stealing is against the law and no matter how you cut it, its just wrong!!
Usher is an idiot. If I were his insurance company I would check into this. IF this did go down like he says he is just an dumbass. I am sure glad I have never bought any of his records. Someone that thoughtless doesn't deserve my support.
I smell insurance fraud...
Any "man" that even owns five watches, three necklaces, two rings and six bracelets deserves to be robbed, let alone one that leaves items worth a cool mill in an unattended vehicle.
flashy cars get looks, none flashy cars don't.....are we talking an Escalade on 24's. Well then, you got what you wanted.....EVERYBODY TO LOOK AT YOU! Congratulations!
Parked across the street from the mall? You just had to go to the store right then instead of dropping the stuff off at home first?
So I guess paying $5 to valet park and make sure your car was being "watched" in a secure area was a bit much to ask....not very smart Usher!!!
Some lessons are learned the "expensive" way but I'm sure his insurance will cover it and then some....
Stupidity knows no bounds – there's no way his insurance company will accept liability for gross stupidity
Let me get this straight...he can afford 1 million in jewelry but only a $2000 Macbook? I've priced out ones that cost $4000 before at the Apple store.
Gee,sounds like BS.No cameras around ? No TMZ hanging on his a$$...It's a scam.
Umm, flossmore...Usher isn't a rapper. Do your research before making uninformed comments.
haters and the have nots come in packs
Why would someone be so stupid as to leave $1 million worth of "jewelry and watches" in an SUV?
Definitely sounds like an insurance scam. They had all this stuff with them while travelling "They were returning from the airport"?
I would have travelled home first and secured those items before going to the mall to purchase more, if this was indeed the case, which I highly doubt.
That's right up there with the lottery winner from Virginia who had over one hundred thousand cash stolen from his car. S... for brains!
That is called a "wake up call" why not to do something as STUPID as leaving valuables in the car. Why do you think expensive car radios have a detachable face? Why do they make car alarms? An idiot would surmise that people steal from vehicles.
Instead of spending money on furs, and carrying it around in the car like an idiot- how 'bout spending the money on some common damn sense!
If this idiot can run around with millions in jewelry (very important to carry around) and duffel bags worth more than some peoples cars, then he can get over losing all of this crap too. These rich rappers only made it because their "tin eared" minions out in the private sector buy this crap music....then they get big cars, bodyguards, and flaunt it to the rest of the world....what a scam!
hahahaha stupid celebs! Just from the airport or not, you're a fool for leaving that stuff in the car. Million worth in jewelry? Silly, silly man.
I don't know, sounds a bit fishy. Can we say insurance scam. Why would you travel with such valuable stuff and not secure it in some way? Or leave some one in the car?
If it were Lenox Mall I am NOT surprised!
I wouldn't leave my cell phone or iPod in my car for fear of some idiot burglarizing me. How stupid of him to leave all those valuables in his car! Some of these celebrities need to rethink their life decisions and maybe enroll in a class or two at a local college, if just to learn common sense. Geesh!
That'll teach him. next time stop at the "Verizon" store.
Don't believe him.
sounds like a scam....must be behind in the rent
Karma..... What goes around comes around and the theives will get theirs! Besides Usher can replace those things!
With all those items in a car why was there no alarm or video camera in the car? DUH
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