Usher was stunned by the negative press his recent marriage to pregnant girlfriend TAMEKA FOSTER attracted, because he feels people should celebrate a wedding. The R+B singer - born Usher Raymond IV - and Foster wed at his lawyer's office Atlanta, Georgia in August (07). The nuptials followed a last minute cancellation of a star-studded wedding ceremony at music mogul Antonio 'L.A.' Reid's Sagaponack, New York home in late July (07) - leading to tabloid speculation it was called off because Usher's mother Jonetta Patton and Foster didn't get along. He tells American magazine Essence, "It was like, `Wow!' (Getting married) and having a child is something that everyone should celebrate. What's happened to us as a culture and a people?"