Usher spends R50k at V&A Waterfront

2012-03-08 12:27
Cape Town – RnB superstar Usher was spotted indulging in some retail therapy at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town on Wednesday, reports 2oceansvibe.

The star, who is visiting South Africa to headline the Hansa Festival of Legends in Johannesburg, reportedly spent R50 000 at the Puma shop.
Shopper Roger Sterling said: "He came in and must have spent about fifty thousand rand on shoes."

Fans were going crazy, snapping pictures and surrounding Usher, who was protected by his entourage of bodyguards.

A bystander, Dawn Tinsley, told 2oceansvibe: "Oh my God it was absolute chaos – I tried to get him to sign my cap but I couldn't get close enough."

Click here to see more photos of Usher at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.

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(Photo: Copyrighted 2oceansvibe Media)


  • - 2012-03-08 12:40

    Not so much if you earn what he earns in dollars.

      Willie - 2012-03-08 13:35

      He's on the same level as Juliaaaas! R50k on shoes....eish one small tender for the Ratanang Trust!

      Frank - 2012-03-08 13:53

      Gosh, South Africans are so "niks gewoont". If you see a celebrity, stop and stare if you want, then bugger off and leave them the hell alone. Taking a photo on your crappy cellphone which is of poor quality is pretty dumb when you can google Usher and see hundreds of quality photos of him. It's great publicity for the country having top international people here walking around, but if we all make it impossible for them to set a foot outside then why the hell would they want to come? When MJ was here was basically a prisoner in his hotel suite, it makes no sense.

      Bubba - 2012-03-09 08:42

      He probably spend R5k. If I'd run up to someone and said, OMG, he just spend like a billion rand on shoes! Would that be your headline news24? "Usher spends R1billion at V&A"

      jonathancfarrell - 2012-03-09 10:54

      Only? I spent close to R1 million last weekend on an Aston Martin. :)

      alice.pretorius - 2012-03-09 11:19

      The aston martin guy - please dont personalise your number plate DB ?? whatever.

      Kobus - 2012-03-11 04:29

      jfarway1......Jou Beer!!

      Dean - 2012-03-12 09:54

      Shame R1m on an austin martin that is nothing try bauying a Lambo or Ferrari then you can Brag!!DF!!!!

  • Christopher - 2012-03-08 12:48

    Is this really news or newsworthy?

      Kolobe - 2012-03-08 13:23

      yes it is news ..and why do you people who love complaining bother reading when the title advices if you should read or not. just becuase you not interested in technology news doesnt mean its not news worthy. bunch of moaners

      richard.hipkin - 2012-03-08 13:51

      Hooray kolobe, I agree!

      Bob - 2012-03-08 14:36

      Christopher, of course you are a 100% correct, this is not news, at least he didn't steal it from our hard earned tax contributions, good on him for contributing some of his dollars to our economy.

  • Darren - 2012-03-08 12:50

    this is not news…this belongs in the ush-tray.

  • emokgojoe - 2012-03-08 13:09

    hhhmmmm and here am i wondering where am i gonna get that R50000 from..well if you got it why not

  • John Murray McKay - 2012-03-08 13:11


  • - 2012-03-08 13:15

    Usher buying shoes....who the hell cares?? Honestly, what a waste of space, rather report on something useful.

      richard.hipkin - 2012-03-08 13:51

      You read it and commented on it.... dork.

  • atholl.hay - 2012-03-08 13:19

    Now if he donated R50 000 to a worthwhile cause, that would be news....

      richard.hipkin - 2012-03-08 13:52

      He already donates millions...

  • gennath - 2012-03-08 13:38

    Really, that's less than $5k, what's the big deal?

      richard.hipkin - 2012-03-08 13:52


  • Burtfred - 2012-03-08 13:42

    Usher who? Does he work in a movie theatre?

  • Gibbaan Erasmus - 2012-03-08 14:06

    I spent $50 000 at the Puma store . It was Zim dollars though.

      fboto - 2012-03-08 14:20

      I bet you didn't buy much.

      phathuchicos - 2012-03-09 09:22

      lol...what did you buy? a laybuy for Z$2000000 socks maybe...

  • vdwjasper - 2012-03-08 14:31

    I heard Steve Hofmeyer tore up his tickets and threatened boycott because Usher had bought himself a Stormers jersey.

  • kelly.eden2 - 2012-03-08 15:16

    Complaining will get use no where the day people change their attitude they will be able to spend like my homeboy Usher.

  • garethallison - 2012-03-08 17:35

    Dawn Tinsely? From The Office? Wow...pity she didn't get her cap signed ;)

  • werner.smidt - 2012-03-09 08:36

    Oh .. he paid for parking.

  • Edith-Ann - 2012-03-09 08:48

    and the point is?

  • Mouldy - 2012-03-09 08:48

    Who's Usher? Is he the guy with the torch showing you your seat in the movies?

      phathuchicos - 2012-03-09 09:24

      oh my gosh...why did you read this article if don't know him?

  • phathuchicos - 2012-03-09 09:20

    Shows how good SA's reputation is internationally as a leisure destination not a war destination...

  • Grant - 2012-03-09 10:22

    R50k on a pair of shoes? My takkies are not even worth that much and I've been wearing them.

  • an0nthinker - 2012-03-09 10:25

    Shame those poor Waterfront security guards. They probably didn't know what hit them. lol

  • Charitycm.Ntintili - 2012-03-09 10:28

    If you don' have anything positive to say, shut the f&&k up & stop criticizing out of jealousy. Who put a gun to your head to read this story, get a life. You admire Usher thats why you read about him.

  • Vuledzani - 2012-03-09 10:42

    R50K On shoes?..really???

  • Mpho - 2012-03-09 12:06

    what did he buy - a burger?

      Balan - 2012-03-09 12:56

      @ Mpho, No he bought a Shoeburger so he can walk like a kraansburger

  • Michelle - 2012-03-09 12:35

    If he earns his money legally and honestly, then he can spend when and where he likes. He does not have to answer to anybody. People are just jealous

  • matvee111 - 2012-03-09 14:09

    who cares?????

  • matvee111 - 2012-03-09 14:10

    who cares??????

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