Usher is reportedly telling his circle of friends that there is simply no way that he slept with the woman accusing him of sleeping with her without disclosing his alleged herpes status.

Usher claimed that it was entirely possible that he pulled Sharpton onto the stage, because he “looks to bring a diverse group of people up onstage, not just supermodels,” according to sources at TMZ.

One such source noted that Usher believes it is “an esteem booster” for various people to be pulled on the stage, which is why he does it.