Usher Outbids Jessica Szohr for $12,000 Goldendoodle Puppy, Names Her Poppy

Singer says his sons will have final say in naming dog; all money went to Pencils for Promise charity

By Rebecca Macatee Oct 26, 2012 6:33 PMTags
Usher, PuppyMike Coppola/Getty Images for Pencils of Promise

OMG. That is one expensive bitch!

Usher paid a whopping $12,000 for a female goldendoodle puppy Thursday at the Pencils of Promise Gala in New York City. The R&B star reportedly outbid Jessica Szohr for the adorable pooch.

"All in the name of feline fun!," Usher tweeted. (Perhaps he meant to say canine?) "It took me 2 years but I outbid everyone this year to bring Poppy home to Ush"

"Poppy (????) Raymond is what I'm think of namin' her...," he added. "however there are two gregarious 3 and 4 year olds that will have the last say...and the responsibility that comes wit her."

Normally, we'd go off on a tangent about why it's important to adopt a pet and not shop for one, but this money went to a good cause. Funds raised at the Gala benefited Pencils of Promise, a charity that builds schools in Laos, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Ghana.