Usher opens up about his past relationships in the latest issue of Q magazine. The R&B superstar, who is currently locked in a bitter custody battle with his ex-wife Tameka Foster, reveals that he's been a playboy when it comes to his relationships with women.

“I've had many women. And I understand how to deal with a lot of different ones,” he tells the magazine (via Entertainmentwise). “But it is complicated when your reality is a fantasy. Fame is the modern double-edged sword."

Which is why Usher commends his pop protege Justin Bieber for remaining faithful to his current boo Selena Gomez. The couple have been dating for over two years now and shows no signs of slowing down.

"Well, check it out, it the area of relationships, he's actually done a lot better than I did," Usher says, adding, “I was a little bit more … experimental."

Experimental? Do tell, Usher.

"I've learned what women like,” he continues. "Confidence. And I've learned there is a softness that only a woman can possess. And you begin to see it when they have something, like a child, to love."

While Usher admits he overindulged in having too many women in his life, he's confident that Biebs will stay in one relationship at a time. "He doesn't have as many issues, he knows what he wants," he explains. "What were my issues? Well, maybe not locking into one relationship."

Hopefully, as Bieber gets older and wiser, he doesn't have the wandering eye and decide to get "experimental" like his mentor Usher. Judging by the pictures of Bieber and Gomez kissing at the airport recently, it looks as if the couple are truly in love.

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