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Why Justin Bieber turned down Usher's offer to perform at Super Bowl

Why Justin Bieber turned down Usher's offer to perform at Super Bowl

The reason why Justin Bieber turned down Usher's offer to perform at the Super Bowl has been revealed

Usher owned his Super Bowl halftime show, putting on a real performance for those who tuned in.

The artist brought out several big names, such as Alicia Keys, Jermaine Dupri, H.E.R,, Lil Jon and Ludacris, who each played their part in another memorable halftime show.

But viewers felt like Usher missed out on bringing one specific artist with him and demanded an explanation.

Headlining the Super Bowl's halftime show is a huge coup, and a lot of acts choose to bring featured artists on their songs with them on stage to give the people everything they could want.

In 2022, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Eminem, and co. took the show back to the 90s, with guests 50 Cent and Anderson .Paak mixing in some 21st century flavour.

But artists like Rihanna and Lady Gaga brought no special guests with them in 2023 and 2017, giving us some iconic solo performances.

With Usher headlining this year, it was anticipated that the 'Yeah!' star would bring an array of guests with him on stage.

But Justin Bieber, who'd collabed with Usher on 'Somebody to Love', was noticeably absent.

Usher didn't bring Justin Bieber on during the Super Bowl performance after he turned it down.
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Bieber and Usher have been friends for years now, with Usher helping the Canadian pop star find global fame when he was discovered at just 13.

Usher did ask the 29-year-old to join him on stage, but he turned it down, though the reason has finally been revealed.

Apparently, the Biebs just 'wasn't feeling it', sources revealed to Page Six.

The source said: "There’s no bad blood between Usher and Justin.

"Justin just wasn’t up for it — he just wasn’t feeling it.”

In the build-up to the event, fans were hyping up the prospect of the two taking the stage at Allegiant Stadium.

However, the 'Baby' star was in the crowd instead, seated with his wife Hailey Bieber, nodding along to Usher's performance.

Usher and Bieber still remain good friends, according to sources.
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Usher did his best to persuade Bieber, as they wanted to give viewers a show for the ages, but to no avail.

The pair haven't collaborated since Bieber's second single 'Somebody to Love' on his first studio album, but Usher had remained a mentor to him early in his career.

Bieber hadn't performed since September 2022 following his diagnosis with Ramsay Hunt Syndrome, but took to the stage for the first time at an intimate gig earlier this month ahead of the All-Star NHL weekend.

LADbible have reached out to Justin Bieber's representatives for comment.

Featured Image Credit: Patrick T Fallon/Getty

Topics: Super Bowl, Usher, Justin Bieber, Music, Celebrity