Usher Vaguely Hints At Special Guests For Super Bowl LVIII Performance

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Usher has hinted at who he may bring out during his forthcoming Super Bowl LVIII half-time performance, taking place on Feb. 11, 2024 in Paradise, NV.

While speaking with Extra this month, the Confessions crooner dished about the opportunity and also vaguely teased that he may be taking the stage with artists he’s worked with over the years for a “celebration.”

Usher, who’s had many hit records over his 30-year career, has collaborated with greats including Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Lil Jon, Ludacris, Diddy, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown,, Lil Wayne, Nas, Young Thug, Future and many more.

“I do want to play the songs that people obviously recognize and the ones that I celebrate, I’ve been able to laugh, I have been able to cry, I have been vulnerable, I’ve been telling and honest,” he told the outlet. “I’ve also collaborated with a lot of people in the process, so… there’s a celebration there.”

He also spoke on how he felt when he was tapped for the job, which happened during his Vegas residency.

“When I got the call, I was like, ‘Man, I’ve been working really hard my entire career,” he said. “The preparation didn’t start within the last two years of performing in Las Vegas. It really started 30 years ago, and my commitment to it and the journey that I’ve taken musically is why I think I’m given that moment.”

It was revealed that he’d be taking over the 2024 half-time show back in September as he starred in a hilarious parody video using the opening to “Confessions, Pt. II.” The video also showed multiple skits including Kim KardashianOdell Beckham Jr.Marshawn Lynch, and Deion Sanders.

Upon the promo materials’ release, Usher spoke with Apple Music 1 about getting that call.

“When I got this call, he said, ‘it’s time, it’s magic time,” he recalled Hov phoning him. “You know, it’s time for you to have that moment.’ I’m like, ‘what are you talking about?’ He’s like ‘the Super Bowl.’ And it was like this was destined to happen.”

Jay-Z also added in a press release, “Usher is the ultimate artist and showman. Ever since his debut at the age of 15, he’s been charting his own unique course. Beyond his flawless singing and exceptional choreography, Usher bares his soul. His remarkable journey has propelled him to one of the grandest stages in the world. I can’t wait to see the magic.”

The 45-year-old has declared that his show will “leave you shocked,” while speaking with The Breakfast Club.

“You know what I do in Vegas, so listen,” he said with a coy smile. “It ain’t nothing but the lights baby. We gon’ bring the lights out. I’m definitely bringing something that’s — it’s gonna leave you shocked. You gon’ remember this moment.”

“You gon’ remember this moment for the idea and the history. You gon’ remember this moment for all the people that I stand on the shoulders of,” he promised.

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