Usher is giving R&B music the spotlight during his Super Bowl LVIII halftime show on Feb. 11.
In a Good Morning America interview on Friday, he told reporter Kelley Carter that when planning his show, he thought about artists of the past “having to, at some point, go through kitchens to even be able to perform for an audience. They had to leave back through that same door, you know, fearing for their lives as they went to the next state to do the same thing,” he said.
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“So, I’m coming through the front door with this one.”
The singer will draw upon his own catalog and works by friends and mentors in the industry .
“I didn’t start where I am now, and I didn’t get there by myself,” he said. “So, everybody that has been a part of it, I’m carrying them with me. All of my fans, my loved ones — the people who may have felt like they have been forgotten, they haven’t. I’m carrying you right with me when I walk on that stage that night.”
No details or surprises from the performance were revealed. But expect at least one costume change, roller skating, and some guest appearances.
Watch the full interview above.
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