Folks were all geared up to see Justin Bieber perform with Usher at the 2024 Super Bowl halftime show, but sadly, the Biebs never made it up on stage.
The rumour was first floated by Deuxmoi and investigative social media stans. Was that all BS? Nope, it wasn’t. According to a new source, he was invited to perform but declined.
A music industry source told Page Six that “there’s no bad blood between Usher and Justin. Justin just wasn’t up for it — he just wasn’t feeling it.”
The insider added that Usher “did his best to try to persuade Bieber” and “wanted to create a moment that paid tribute to their history together,” but sadly it was not to be.
Deuxmoi has since taken to her Instagram Stories to refute this version of events, sharing that it’s “the opposite of what we heard.”
In the end, he was joined by Alicia Keys who started off with her hit “If I Ain’t Got You” before they launched into their 2004 duet “My Boo.”
H.E.R also rocked up to play a guitar solo on his smash hit, “Burn,” as well as on “Bad Girl.”
As was predicted, Lil Jon also performed alongside Usher, plus will.i.am and the duo sang their chart-topping bop “OMG”.
Lil Jon later hit the stage for a performance of “Turn Down for What,” and “Yeah!” alongside rapper Ludacris.
Justin was still in attendance at the game alongside his missus Hailey Bieber, bless!
Look, I know a lot of people have thoughts about the Biebs, but growing up with a cousin who was so obsessed with the singer that he named his first kiddo after him, there’s just a sense of euphoria and nostalgia when I listen to his music.
So, I guess I was keen to see what he would bring to the table for the halftime gig.
The Justin Bieber rumour went hyper viral when TikTokers and tweeters (Xers?) spread it like wildfire just for shits and gigs.
The Belieber theory got stronger once paparazzi photos began to surface of what seemed to be Justin arriving in Las Vegas, alongside the Kar-Jenners.
Although it turned out those pics weren’t of Justin, as we said, he did end up showing up to watch the game so at least he was still involved in some way!
Who performed with Usher at the Super Bowl?
Last week, Usher dropped a hint about who he would invite on the halftime stage during the Super Bowl LVIII press conference presented by Apple Music.
“I am definitely, you know, went through a lot of ideas of who I would have share this moment with me,” he said,
“And I do feel like the people who are gonna share it deserve just as much recognition for what they do in their careers, whether we have collaborated together or whether they’ve had moments of their own.”
Look, although I would have wanted a JB and Usher halftime performance, we need to keep in mind that Usher has plethora of bangers with other artists.
“Yeah!” features Lil Jon and Ludacris. “OMG” features will.i.am. AND let’s not forget “My Boo” with Alicia Keys.
Justin Bieber or no Justin Bieber, the 2024 Super Bowl Halftime Show was a hoot and a half anyway and I encourage you all to check it out!
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