Usher Wants To Work With Martin Scorsese

The performer has an unexpected dream collaboration.

BYCaroline Fisher
Usher Wants To Work With Martin Scorsese

In an interview with The Shade Room posted earlier this week, Texas-born R&B singer Usher revealed his dream collaboration. The singer's pick was legendary director Martin Scorsese. This came as a surprise to fans, as Usher is mostly known for his musical endeavors, however, he has dabbled in film in the past. Usher appeared in the 2010 film Killers, 1998's The Faculty, 1999 romantic comedy She's All That, and more.

In the interview, he also said that he wants to continue to "spread his wings outside of music," and feels as though Scorsese could help him do so. He added, "as an actor and creative, it’s a lot of really incredible directors." Usher also shared that he believes we need "more musicals that speak to our idea of what we consider entertainment," citing the "theatrical" elements of his performances.

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Usher Wants To Branch Out

Usher has collaborated with several other musicians in the past, including Young Thug, Juicy J, Diddy, and more. In the same interview, he confirmed that he's not planning to put out a sequel to his 2004 album, Confessions. He said, "There’s space and opportunity to think of new ideas," calling the album "a brilliant one." Adding, "For every producer, writer, and creative that had anything to do with it, we celebrate 20 years of an album." Discussing the longevity of the record, he said "most people don’t even have careers that last that long.”

Usher's highly succesful “My Way” residency in Las Vegas has recently featured Queen Latifah, Kim Kardashian, Yung Miami, and more. This past weekend, he also received an honorary Doctorate degree from Berklee College of Music. In an Instagram post shared by fellow musician Jermaine Dupri, he reimagined the lyrics to his 1997 song "Nice & Slow." He also reminded graduates to, “Be brave," telling them to "Take what you’ve learned [at Berklee], go into the world, and make great things.” Earlier this month, rumors also circulated surrounding a reported fight between the singer and Chris Brown. Despite claims that Usher was injured in the fight, he later went on to appear unharmed at his Lovers & Friends music festival in Vegas.

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Caroline Fisher is a News Writer at HotNewHipHop from Chicago, Illinois. She started at HNHH this year, and has since spent her time writing about all that is newsworthy in the world of hip-hop. With a drive for hunting down the hottest stories, she enjoys documenting new developments in culture and entertainment. She also has an appreciation for hip-hop and seeks to cover the most important trends and shifts. She has a Bachelor of Arts which she received at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Having graduated in 2022, she majored in English with a concentration in Media, Rhetoric and Cultural Studies. Specializing all things music, pop culture and entertainment, some of her favorite musical artists include Snoop Dogg, OutKast, and Nicki Minaj. When she’s not writing about music she’s also a fan of attending shows, watching the latest movies, staying up-to-date with current events, photography, and poetry.