Usher Impresses Social Media With Super Bowl Halftime Show

Usher had social media losing it mind over his star-studded halftime show performance.

BYCole Blake
Apple Music Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show

Usher took his catalogue of hits to the Super Bowl on Sunday night in Las Vegas. His performance featured elaborate choreography, appearances from numerous stars, a roller-skating segment, and more. In turn, the highly-anticipated show generated plenty of responses on social media.

"Usher is singing, dancing, and skating with a live open mic.. Not depending on tracks - but actually singing, dancing, and skating live… Some people can’t comprehend the amount of hard work, dedication, and focus — it takes to achieve this level of excellence," one user wrote on Twitter. "Do you know the level of skill it takes to steadily hold your position AND hit choreographed movement in sync on roller skates?!" another user posted.

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Usher & Alicia Keys Perform During The Super Bowl

US singer-songwriter Usher (L) and US singer-songwriter Alicia Keys perform during Apple Music halftime show of Super Bowl LVIII between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada, February 11, 2024. (Photo by Patrick T. Fallon / AFP) (Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images)

Many of the reactions stemmed from Alicia Keys' appearance during the show and an intimate embrace Usher shared with the iconic singer. Swizz Beatz, who is married to Keys, addressed the moment on Instagram afterward. "Y’all talking about the wrong damn thing !!! y’all don’t see that amazing dress covering the entire stadium," Swizz wrote. "Tonight’s performance was nothing but amazing with 2 amazing Giants ! Congrats @usher and my love @aliciakeys that song is a classic. We don’t do negative vibes on this side we make history. Go see GIANTS at @brooklynmuseum it’s open until July blessings." Check out fans' responses to the Halftime Show below.

Fans React To Usher's Super Bowl Halftime Show

As for the Super Bowl itself, the Chiefs finished the night as back-to-back champions after coming from behind to defeat the 49ers 25-22 on the final drive of overtime. It's the team's third Super Bowl win since drafting Patrick Mahomes. Be on the lookout for further updates on Usher 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.