Usher reminisced about a memorable moment from his cameo during the 2011 Super Bowl halftime show in an interview. He vividly recalled the nerve-wracking experience of his hand getting stuck in a wire while suspended 30 feet in the air. Despite the technical glitch, he managed to hit his mark just in time, fearing he might miss his cue.
However, amidst the mishaps, Usher found himself captivated by the electrifying atmosphere of performing in front of such a colossal audience. He described the feeling as “amazing,” expressing his passion for experiencing such moments and his anticipation for future performances.
Despite facing technical difficulties during the 2011 set, including microphone issues for Fergie and lighting malfunctions, the mood shifted when Usher and Slash took the stage, reviving the crowd’s energy.
Recently, in an interview on ‘Good Morning America,’ Usher discussed his upcoming Super Bowl halftime show performance, reflecting on the struggles endured by past Black artists. He acknowledged the challenges they faced, from having to enter venues through the back door to the constant fear for their safety while travelling between states.
With his upcoming performance, Usher aims to break barriers and honour those who paved the way for him. He emphasized the importance of acknowledging his mentors and peers in the music industry, recognizing that his success wasn’t achieved in isolation.