Usher has been in direct talks with Justin Bieber about sharing the stage during the Super Bowl Halftime show, TMZ has learned.
Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ … Usher reached out directly to Bieber about performing. We’re told there were no handlers involved on either side … they talked directly to each other.
Our sources say they do not know the outcome of the talks, but Usher definitely wants Bieber to join him for what promises to be the most-watched Super Bowl in history.
As you know, Usher mentored Bieber when the latter was 13 years old and helped guide his career, along with manager Scooter Braun. The 2 have been close ever since.
Justin has pulled back from performing on tour. He stopped his “Justice” world tour in 2022 — officially canceling the tour in March 2023 — after being diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. He has performed at one-off events, including a performance at NHL All-Star Weekend in Toronto this past weekend.
We know Usher will be joined by Lil Jon and Ludacris. There are also rumblings Alicia Keys will also perform.
Justin … it would be awesome.