Usher Lets 21 Savage Sing “My Boo” During Vegas Show

The Atlanta rapper was definitely a successful R&B singer in another life.

BYGabriel Bras Nevares
Usher Lets 21 Savage Sing “My Boo” During Vegas Show

Usher's Las Vegas residency has brought forth plenty of memorable moments, but this has to take the cake. Moreover, the R&B superstar spotted 21 Savage in the crowd during his show, telling him, "You know you love singing R&B and s**t." While the Atlanta MC hesitated at first, Usher approached him with a mic and invited him to let his heart fly over his Alicia Keys collab "My Boo," an absolute classic. Although 21 doesn't have the greatest vocal chops in the world, you got to give him some props for being passionate, brave, charismatic, and for performing for a whole arena of fans that paid for nothing but R&B greatness.

Of course, the "My Choppa Hate N***as" MC has often displayed his deep love of soulful rhythm and blues. Just this week, he went on Instagram Live and sang along to Beyoncé's version of the song "I'd Rather Go Blind," originally written by Ellington Jordan and first recorded by the one and only Etta James. 21 Savage's fandom has also manifested into his songs' sample choices, the melodies he chooses, and other factors. However, it wasn't the only event that the 30-year-old popped out at recently.

21 Savage Sings "My Boo" To A Crowd Of Thousands

For Coachella's first weekend, 21 Savage joined Metro Boomin on stage for the latter's stage-closing (and stunning) performance. Alongside fellow Metro collaborators The Weeknd, Diddy, Future, and Don Toliver, the Slaughter Gang head honcho was an energetic and larger-than-life stage presence thanks to the elaborate set-up. Not only did he perform his tracks from the producer's HEROES & VILLAINS, but classic cuts from the Savage Mode series and other Metro collaborations.

In addition to that star-studded display this weekend, 21 Savage previously popped out at the Dreamville Festival during the first weekend of April. In addition, acts like Lil Wayne, GloRilla, and Lil Uzi Vert were surprise additions to the stacked North Carolina festival roster. With all this in mind, it makes so much sense that a few years ago, 21 built (and, to this day, maintained) a reputation as a cold-blooded feature killer. Now that his appearances always seem to excite, entertain, and exceed expectations, that unique artistic ability is clearer than ever. Regardless, come back to HNHH for the latest news and updates on 21 Savage and Usher. Also, check out another angle of the R&B team-up down below.

Usher Invites Him To Let His R&B Flag Fly


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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.