Back in September of 2023, Usher was unveiled as the headlining act for the Super Bowl LVIII halftime show, setting the stage for an extraordinary entertainment spectacle.
While good entertainment was anticipated from the veteran singer, the moment Usher got up close and personal with Alicia Keys who is married to Swiz Beatz was not anticipated by the world at large.
Alicia’s husband, Swizz Beatz has been married since 2010, they share two kids.
Since the show, social media has been abuzz with users sharing their thoughts on the intimate moment shared by Usher and Alicia Keys. Usher has grown a reputation for serenading females onstage during his performances.
In particular, the performance has been trending on X where a lot of comments and memes are being made.
One Jamaican commenter wrote, “Gyal me wah fi hold yuh put me are right around you,” while another joking stated, “See d man weh u have a yard, usher him out.”
See more reactions below:
Seemingly upset at the barrage of negative comments surrounding the moment, Swizz Beatz took to Instagram to make a statement about the performance.
Swizz wrote, “Y’all talking about the wrong damn thing !!! y’all don’t see that amazing dress covering the entire stadium ⚡️🚨😂😂😮💨😮💨😮💨😮💨 Tonight’s performance was nothing but amazing with 2 amazing Giants ! Congrats @usher and my love @aliciakeys that song is a classic 🤍.”
He continued, “We don’t do negative vibes on this side we make history ✌🏽 Go see GIANTS at @brooklynmuseum it’s open until July blessings.”
The performance took place during half-time of Super Bowl 2024 at the Allegiant Stadium on February 11, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Previously, Rihanna performed at the halftime show.
Watch the viral moment from the much-talked-about performance below: