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Teacher gives students lesson on Usher as kids 'have no idea who he is'

Teacher gives students lesson on Usher as kids 'have no idea who he is'

Kids these days don't know who Usher is

Normally if you're being taught about in school that's a sign you've made it, etched your name into the history books and it's imperative that future generations learn from you.

In some cases it's because they don't know who you are and you're supposed to be headlining the Super Bowl halftime show.

Yes, it's the entertainment gig a hell of a lot of performers have said 'no thanks' to over the years, possibly because they don't get paid an awful lot.

That's right, artists taking to the stage for a sporting event that's watched by 100 million people can expect to make about $1,000 (£790) a day and no big appearance fee for showing up.

The NFL will foot the bill of the performance and pay a minimum wage on a union scale, but as for the rest of the financial gain they're going via the 'it pays in exposure' route.

You'd better start learning who Usher is.
Apple Music

Granted that can be pretty handy with millions of eyeballs on you, and that's what Usher will be hoping for as he's the headline act this year.

There may be more surprises to come but some viewers are needing a crash-course in the man himself.

This comes after a teacher on TikTok showed how she was making sure her students knew who the Super Bowl headliner was.

In her video she's teaching them about his music, his real name and getting them to sing along to some of his lyrics.

Others on social media have been admitting that they don't really know who this Usher guy is, with people asking whether they're 'the only one who doesn't know who he is' and wondering 'who the c**p' the singer is.

The teacher gave us kids a lesson in music.
@lil_mack_fam/TikTok

However, this has stirred up the Millennial generation who know full well who Usher is and have stepped in to defend his musical legacy.

The man's won eight damn Grammys and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, he's one of the most decorated artists of all time.

The kids these days may not know who Usher is but they'd better learn so they can give him some proper appreciation and give him the Super Bowl welcome he deserves.

Speaking about playing the halftime show, Usher hinted at what we could expect to see in his performance.

He said: "I think about what our country has kind of represented for Black artists, you know, having to at some point go through kitchens to even be able to perform for an audience, but they had to leave back through that same door, fear for their lives as they went to the next state to do the same thing."

Featured Image Credit: Tiktok/Lil_Mac_Fam/Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Topics: Usher, Super Bowl, Sport, Music, US News