Usher Says He's Interested In Headlining Super Bowl Halftime

Usher says he'd be down to perform at the Super Bowl Halftime Show.

BYCole Blake
Super Bowl LVI Pregame

Usher says that he hopes the NFL invites him to perform at the Super Bowl Halftime Show. The legendary singer discussed the hypothetical opportunity during an interview with Access Hollywood’s Scott Evans at the Flipper’s Roller Boogie Palace pop-up in Los Angeles, earlier this week.

“I’d be a fool to say no,” Usher said. “Well, I mean, you know, things line up that we would all hope. You know, one day, that moment will happen.” From there, Usher mentioned several famous performances, including Michael Jackson, Prince, and Dr. Dre. He added that adding his name to the list is on his "bucket list." While it'd be his first time headlining the iconic show, Usher previously performed at the Super Bowl XLV Halftime Show. The Black Eyed Peas brought him on stage for their collaboration, “OMG.”

Usher At Super Bowl XLV

Usher performs with will.i.am of The Black Eyed Peas during the Bridgestone Super Bowl XLV Halftime Show at Dallas Cowboys Stadium on February 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.

He also addressed the idea of headlining the Super Bowl Halftime show during an interview with AP News in February. “What I am thankful for is the fact that there’s even any conversation about me — period,” he said at the time. “I feel humbled that at this age and this juncture of my life, people still have to ask the question, (even) after all of the No. 1s that I’ve had and all the diamond (selling songs), that I have enough records to perform 15 minutes. If I were ever asked to perform at the Super Bowl, of course I would definitely be into it.” The interview came after Rihanna headlined Super Bowl LVII. Her set drew in 118.7 million viewers, making it the second most-watched halftime show in history, behind the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show (2015).

Usher is currently hosting a residency in Las Vegas. Earlier this week, he brought out Yung Miami to perform their collaboration, "Good Love." He also took the stage with 21 Savage, earlier this month, to team up for a “My Boo” duet.

Usher On Headlining Super Bowl Halftime

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