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Usher is heeding the advice of his friends and family by sheering his growing hair. 

The R&B superstar had been growing out his hair for the role of boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard in the upcoming film "Hands of Stone." 

On the red carpet at Sunday's 71st Golden Globe Awards, Usher showed up sporting a new haircut, trading in his afro for a much shorter style. 

Last week, Usher posted an Instagram photo of a "petition" from his friends and family demanding that he "cut that hair off."  At the top of the "petition" was a signature from his own mother, Jonetta Patton.  He had promised his loved ones that he would head to the barber over the weekend.  

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