R+B star Mario has urged music fans to stop inventing stories of rivalry between him and Usher.

The LET ME LOVE YOU singer is entirely focused on his music career and has no plans to waste time feuding with other artists.

But he's flattered to be mentioned in the same breath as the CONFESSIONS megastar.

He says, "People making out that Usher and me are rivals (annoys me). We're not! I don't mind if girls compare us, though.

"I think it's a big compliment."

16/03/2005 21:13