The Mentor: Diddy. The Protégé: Usher.
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The Stories Of 18 Mentors And Their Musical Protégés
6. The Mentor: Diddy. The Protégé: Usher.
When Usher signed to LaFace Records as a young boy he was given Sean Combs, then known as Puff Daddy, as a mentor. Usher contributed his smooth vocals to Diddy's noughties hit 'I Need a Girl, Part I' - and apparently Diddy took a 14-year-old Usher to parties.