Quantasia Sharpton (Image source: Facebook/Angel Valentino)

There is an acronym in social media dating known as BBW, or “big beautiful women.” According to multiple online sources, BBWs are plus sized women generally size 14 or greater. Among many in the Black community, the term can also mean “big black woman.”

Many men are attracted to these women with a few pounds and curves, including apparently R&B legend Usher. The singer was accused by Quantasia Sharpton, 21, of knowingly exposing her to herpes during an encounter years ago. Sharpton had just turned 19 when Usher picked Sharpton to go onstage to sing to during his act and later made contact with her after the concert. According to Sharpton, they later had unprotected sex at a hotel and Usher did not make her aware that he had herpes. Sharpton claims she does not have any STD but is suing to compel Usher to let his sex partners know he has an STD.

When Sharpton appeared at a press conference on Monday, Aug. 7, some were shocked that Usher had sex with a woman who has described herself as BBW with a ghetto name in social media postings. Sharpton posted to social media “I go by Angel cause my name is clearly ghetto and hard to pronounce.”

On Twitter, mean tweets that amounted to body shaming soon emerged:

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  • AND THEN THERE WAS ONE!!🔥

    Boy if I see this again am going to scream!!!!!

  • Betty-B

    Ok, I think with all these stories no NEED to keep sayong he needs to tell people he has an STD, WE all know now, unless living under a rock

    • britishrose

      yeh that was dumb for her to say .. . she just wanted a check ,he didnt infect her so they will probably dismiss her case ,, but the other chick will get paid she actually got infected by him.

  • britishrose

    who ever allow people to name children stupid names like NORTH WEST , and blue ivy need to be shot !!! quantasha is worst , now what feel is , usher will fu..k anybody if he slept with her, my point is how you gonna sleep with an obese chick when you got a sex wife at home? i know some women just lazy and dont wanna exercise and eat right so they feel PLUS SIZE and BBW is acceptable , JUST because men sleep with these morbid obese chick who can left their legs and bend over for sex dont mean its acceptable to society standards to be unhealthy like this .. jenifer hudson explained this how bad she felt being big like that . its not cute .. and all that make up ;plus size stretch pants and fancy hair and makeup .. dont get it .. some men like the face and accept the fat .. girl bye bye . the commentors are harsh but its so dam true . men just want azz and will sleep with anyone they can look in the face a lie while fu…ckin sorry

    • Nikki

      Did you really just type all that about someone else’s size? You’re obviously an hypocrite. Not one word about him spreading a filthy disease or his insurance co wanting to drop him. Oh btw I am a bbw and happily married. Normally I don’t reply but I can’t stand ignorance. I can say way more but you’re not worth it. ✌🏾

      • Hmmm

        Wow you call her ignorant? Herpes isn’t a ‘filthy disease’ and being morbidly obese can kill you… herpes cannot… Just sayin get your facts straight

    • mybeauty5001

      I don’t normally entertain or comment on the caliber of comments that show up in Rollingout articles, but this one is pretty bad. If there is anything I hate to see in a long comment, it is run-on sentences, terrible grammar, and assumptions. B’rose, unfortunately, you’re guilty of all of these! Everyone has the right to free speech and their opinion, including you. But you’ve made a lot of assumptions in your comments and you obviously did no fact-checking. Plus size and BBW is very acceptable in today’s society. More importantly, there are plenty of Black men who actually prefer ‘healthy’ (or as you stated, ‘fat’) women as opposed to thinner or petite women. There are literally hundreds of thousands of large women who get married! Guess what? These women get married all the time. Don’t knock someone you know nothing about until you’ve had an opportunity to walk in their shoes. Just sayin’.

      I’m not trying to be the ‘comment police’. But ignorance is ignorance. That is what isn’t cute.

      About herpes . . . I agree with Hmmm. It is not a filthy disease and it can’t kill you. Herpes is actually more common than people think. A good percentage of people who have unprotected sex may have been exposed to this STD. Herpes can lay dormant for months, and even years before an outbreak.

  • Jason

    It ain’t your beauty – it’s your booty. Ok – I couldn’t help myself.

  • Brendan Edward

    I’ve read many of the stories about women who want to know if their husband is really cheating on them, but I can only vouch for what I have experienced. A fellow worker at the office once diverted some money at work and everyone thought I was responsible because it was made to like it was from my computer. I was on the verge of losing my job before my cousin introduced a hacker to me.He gave me a specific set of instructions to follow and I did. Lo and behold, the fellow worker was fired after I tendered credible evidence that he’d committed the crime.I was suspended for putting the company’s private files at risk by hiring a hacker.I’d recommend him to anyone.You don’t need referrals or many words. just state your case in an email to [email protected] and follow his instructions carefully.

  • Pamela

    If Usher did have herpes and did ‘NOT” tell these people yea they should ‘Sue” and maybe he should get JAIL time………
    But on the other hand…These people need to take some responsibility He is :married”” one night stand and YOU don’t use Protection….You are also blame,,,THAT one girl Q emotional distress, Crazy Now what if someone ‘SUE’ her for the same thing…Men/Women Rich or Poor. you better think about these DRIVE BY SEX you are doing

  • BigPapa

    BBW are the best. Larger curvaceous gorgeous ladies like her is the epitome of female beauty❤❤
    I thought Usher was lucky dog when I first saw a pic of that cute,sexy young lady!