R&B superstar Usher has slammed journalists determined to report untruths about his marriage to Tameka Foster - insisting his wife doesn't deserve to be treated so harshly by the press.
The 29-year-old singer wedded stylist Foster in September last year and the couple welcomed their first son Usher Raymond V two months later in November.
But the Confessions star has been forced to defend his union on several occasions, admitting the backlash his wife has faced from both fans and the media has definitely "affected" him.
He said: "Of course, a lot of what I read does affect me. There's been a lot of untrue statements that have come out. One, my wife's age. Two, her name.
"She's not a Foster, she's a Raymond. I married her.
"Also, the fact that maybe there was some malicious intent on her part with my family or my mother.
"There's a lot of transformations that have taken place in my life and unfortunately my wife got a bad beat for it. But I'm very happy." - Wenn