Usher reveals huge reason why Justin Bieber didn't make an appearance at the Super Bowl

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Following the electrifying Super Bowl halftime performance in Las Vegas on Sunday, headlined by Usher, fans were left wondering why Justin Bieber, a former record label mate, didn't grace the stage alongside the R&B icon.

Despite Bieber's non-participation, Usher delivered a show-stopping performance, featuring an array of special guests including Alicia Keys, Ludacris, Jermaine Dupri, and Lil Jon. Reflecting on the halftime spectacle, Usher highlighted the immense pressure associated with such high-profile events like the Super Bowl.

"It’s a lot of pressure for the Super Bowl, obviously, for me to put together a show. So I reached out to everybody. Justin wasn't the only person that I actually spoke to about doing the Super Bowl. But the moment was maybe for later," Usher explained to The Breakfast Club.

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Usher performs with Alicia Keys during the Super Bowl Halftime show. Credit: Michael Owens / Getty

While speculations circulated, Usher himself addressed Bieber's absence, shedding light on the situation during his interview on The Breakfast Club.

Acknowledging the curiosity surrounding Bieber's non-appearance, Usher shared insights into their conversation regarding the Super Bowl performance.

"You know, I honored and recognized that my brother, Justin Bieber, you know, I think that it might’ve been the fact that he’s just wanting to tell a different story right now, and I understand that," Usher candidly explained.

While Bieber's absence raised eyebrows, Usher emphasized that there was no rift between them, stating, "But we did have a brief conversation. And we’re going to do something else in the future. But no love lost or anything like that."

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Despite Bieber's non-participation, Usher delivered a show-stopping performance, featuring an array of special guests including Alicia Keys, Ludacris, Jermaine Dupri, and Lil Jon. Credit: Kristy Sparow / Getty

Addressing Bieber's potential future involvement in Super Bowl festivities, Usher reassured fans, stating, "He’s going to play the Super Bowl… in the future." Expressing his unwavering support for Bieber, Usher conveyed his belief in Bieber's deserving career trajectory.

While Bieber's absence may have raised questions, his supportive message on social media demonstrated solidarity with Usher. Despite not gracing the stage, Bieber's presence at the game showcased his unwavering support for his colleague and friend.

As for other potential collaborators approached for the halftime show, Usher remained tight-lipped, teasing future surprises without divulging further details. With Usher's assurance of Bieber's future involvement, fans eagerly await what promises to be a remarkable performance on a grand stage.

Featured image credit: Marcus Ingram / Getty

Usher reveals huge reason why Justin Bieber didn't make an appearance at the Super Bowl

vt-author-image

By VT

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Following the electrifying Super Bowl halftime performance in Las Vegas on Sunday, headlined by Usher, fans were left wondering why Justin Bieber, a former record label mate, didn't grace the stage alongside the R&B icon.

Despite Bieber's non-participation, Usher delivered a show-stopping performance, featuring an array of special guests including Alicia Keys, Ludacris, Jermaine Dupri, and Lil Jon. Reflecting on the halftime spectacle, Usher highlighted the immense pressure associated with such high-profile events like the Super Bowl.

"It’s a lot of pressure for the Super Bowl, obviously, for me to put together a show. So I reached out to everybody. Justin wasn't the only person that I actually spoke to about doing the Super Bowl. But the moment was maybe for later," Usher explained to The Breakfast Club.

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Usher performs with Alicia Keys during the Super Bowl Halftime show. Credit: Michael Owens / Getty

While speculations circulated, Usher himself addressed Bieber's absence, shedding light on the situation during his interview on The Breakfast Club.

Acknowledging the curiosity surrounding Bieber's non-appearance, Usher shared insights into their conversation regarding the Super Bowl performance.

"You know, I honored and recognized that my brother, Justin Bieber, you know, I think that it might’ve been the fact that he’s just wanting to tell a different story right now, and I understand that," Usher candidly explained.

While Bieber's absence raised eyebrows, Usher emphasized that there was no rift between them, stating, "But we did have a brief conversation. And we’re going to do something else in the future. But no love lost or anything like that."

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Despite Bieber's non-participation, Usher delivered a show-stopping performance, featuring an array of special guests including Alicia Keys, Ludacris, Jermaine Dupri, and Lil Jon. Credit: Kristy Sparow / Getty

Addressing Bieber's potential future involvement in Super Bowl festivities, Usher reassured fans, stating, "He’s going to play the Super Bowl… in the future." Expressing his unwavering support for Bieber, Usher conveyed his belief in Bieber's deserving career trajectory.

While Bieber's absence may have raised questions, his supportive message on social media demonstrated solidarity with Usher. Despite not gracing the stage, Bieber's presence at the game showcased his unwavering support for his colleague and friend.

As for other potential collaborators approached for the halftime show, Usher remained tight-lipped, teasing future surprises without divulging further details. With Usher's assurance of Bieber's future involvement, fans eagerly await what promises to be a remarkable performance on a grand stage.

Featured image credit: Marcus Ingram / Getty