Usher performed at Lovers & Friends Music Festival in Las Vegas on Saturday night, following a reported fight with Chris Brown over Teyana Taylor. Before the performance, he posted several videos of himself on Instagram backstage at the venue, seeming to confirm that he was uninjured despite rumors to the contrary.
Early reports from TMZ stated Usher's nose and face were banged up in the fight. The outlet also published a brief video of the altercation, in which Teyana Taylor could be seen in the background at Brown's birthday party. Brown was reportedly unhappy about last year's scrapped AMAs performance. Sources tell TMZ that the planning of that performance was partially handled by Taylor. Taylor also recently served as the creative director for Latto's performance at Coachella.
Usher At Lovers & Friends
For his appearance at the second annual Lovers & Friends Festival, Usher joins many other top artists including Missy Elliott, Mariah Carey, Busta Rhymes, Flo Rida, Nelly, Pitbull, Christin Aguilera, Lil Kim, Omarion, Bow Wow, JoJo, and more. While the event primarily celebrates hip-hop and R&B stars of the '90s and 2000s, there are several more contemporary acts too such as Summer Walker, Jhené Aiko, Miguel, PartyNextDoor, and Bryson Tiller.
Usher's appearance at the festival comes amid his highly-popular residency in Las Vegas. Kim Kardashian, Kimora Lee Simmons, Zendaya, and Tom Holland, among others, have all attended the shows in recent weeks. Usher discussed his love for performing with BET for an interview ahead of the residency, earlier this year. “That’s because of the time and passion I put into the art,” he said. “The art is the show, the music is the offering, right? Because everybody’s going to interpret what I’m saying maybe a different way because of their experience or what they feel. But the art of it and the time where I get a chance to give something to people that they’ll remember forever is in that moment. So that’s what I love about performing live for my fans.”
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