Usher Intends To Honor Black Artists With Super Bowl Halftime Show

Usher has big plans in store for the Super Bowl.

BYCole Blake
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Usher says he's planning to pay tribute to iconic Black artists of the past with his Super Bowl Halftime Show performance. He discussed his plans for the show with Good Morning America for an interview on Friday.

“I think about what our country has kind of represented for Black artists,” Usher said. “You know, having to at some point go through kitchens to even be able to perform for an audience, but they had to leave back through that same door, fear for their lives as they went to the next state to do the same thing. So I’m coming through the front door with this one.”

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“I didn’t start where I am now, and I didn’t get there by myself,” he said. “So, everybody that has been a part of it, I’m carrying them with me. All of my fans, my loved ones, the people who may have felt like they have been forgotten, they haven’t. I’m carrying you right with me when I walk on that stage that night." As for what else to expect from the show, he previously told Extra that fans can expect some high-profile guests to join him onstage. "I’ve also collaborated with a lot of people in the process, so… there’s a celebration there. … I just gave it all to you. You gotta decode it," he said. In addition to the performance, Usher will be releasing a new album titled Coming Home. Check out Usher's full conversation about the Super Bowl below.

Usher Discusses Plans For The Super Bowl

The Super Bowl will feature the Kansas City Chiefs in their fourth appearance since the 2019 season taking on the San Francisco 49ers. The two teams previously squared off in the championship that same year. The Chiefs won the matchup 31-20. Be on the lookout for further updates on Usher and the Super Bowl on HotNewHipHop.

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Cole Blake is currently an Editor at HotNewHipHop based out of Brooklyn, New York. He began working at the site as an intern back in 2018 while studying journalism at St. John’s University. In the time since, he’s graduated with a bachelor's degree and written extensively about a wide range of topics including pop culture, film & television, politics, video games, sports, and much more. He’s also covered music festivals such as Gov. Ball and Rolling Loud. You can find him publishing work for HNHH from Monday to Wednesday or on weekends. On the sports front, Cole’s a passionate NBA and NFL fan with his favorite teams being the Indianapolis Colts and Los Angeles Lakers. He also roots for the Yankees whenever he finds himself at Yankee Stadium or the Red Storm when in the company of other SJU alumni. His favorite hip-hop artists are billy woods, Earl Sweatshirt, Cam’ron, MIKE, and Mach-Hommy.