Usher's Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show has been a hot topic of discussion on the internet, with some fans suggesting that he owes an apology to Alicia Keys' husband, Swizz Beatz, for getting "too close" to the singer. Despite some technical issues at the start, Usher quickly recovered and delivered a nostalgic journey through his career.
The Grammy-winning singer showcased his R&B-pop hits, including "Caught Up," "Love in This Club," and "Yeah!" during the performance. He was joined on stage by longtime friends and collaborators such as Alicia Keys, H.E.R., Will.i.am., Lil Jon, Jermaine Dupri, and Ludacris.
The highlight of the 13-minute performance was Usher and Keys' rendition of their iconic 2004 hit, "My Boo." As they sang to each other, Usher walked behind Keys and swayed romantically with her, which some internet users deemed inappropriate.
Swizz Beatz, who was in the audience with his and Keys' sons, defended the performance against the online critics. He praised Usher and Keys as "Giants" and emphasized that the focus should be on their incredible talent and the historic performance.
Alicia Keys married Swizz Beatz in 2010, and they have two children together.
Despite the online controversy, Usher's Super Bowl Halftime Show was a memorable and powerful performance that celebrated his music legacy, with the support of his talented friends and collaborators.