Naviyd Ely Raymond really had no choice but to be fly. With his father being superstar R&B singer Usher and his mother being fashion stylist to the stars Tameka Foster Raymond, the young man had to have great style.
The world got a chance to peep his swag at the AMIRI Autumn-Winter 2022 Runway Show in Los Angeles.
The 13-year-old tagged along with his dad to the fashion show, where event coordinators sat the “Burn” chart-topper next to Evan Ross, front row of the runway.
Naviyd gave his dad a run for his money when it came down to his gear. He wore a pair of black-and-white plaid pants with a black T-shirt. He topped the outfit off with a black cardigan with gold trimming. Top of his head, the young king rocked white sunglasses and a modest chain around his neck. He not only stole the show from his show-stopping father but stole the man’s whole face.
Fans notice the youngster is moving into those teenage years nicely.
According to “Entertainment Tonight,” Usher said his son wasn’t impressed by the night — at least not as much as the paparazzi and media outlets snapping away.
He said, “He didn’t act like he wanted to be there most of the time.”
“He was acting super cool,” the 43-year-old singer said. “But I mean, wouldn’t you at 13? I don’t want to be around all these older people!”
The singer should know what it is like to have to act “super cool” around “older people.” The former child star has been doing that his whole life.
Usher got signed to LaFace Records at the tender age of 14, just one year older than Naviyd is now. After performing on the now-defunct “Star Search,” where he held the record for the child that held a singing note the longest in the history of the show, he caught the ear of Bryant Reid, the brother of L.A. Reid.
The teen was brought to Reid and his partner Babyface, and the two signed him. Shortly after signing his deal, he, a young teen, was sent to live with Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs in the mid-90s, to record his debut album. His very first project, “Usher,” dropped when he was 15.
The father of four, Usher V, 14; Nayvid Ely, 13; Sovereign Bo, 21 months; and 4-month new infant Sire Castrello, just finished his first Las Vegas residency and is headed for a summer return.