Usher is currently performing a limited run of shows overseas, and he’s already causing a stir with his Parisian rendezvous.
At his first show on Sunday, September 24th, the beloved singer made his way into the crowd as usual. This time, he stopped in front of Gabrielle Union and serenaded her with his single, “Boyfriend.”
The Bring It On actress was in attendance with her husband, Dwyane Wade. After singing a few lines of the chorus, Usher abruptly stopped and joked, “Let’s stop. Let’s not get carried away. You know, this is Dwyane Wade. I ain’t crazy. That man will knock my whole head off and then, dunk it.”
During the show, the men exchanged handshakes and Ursher expressed his happiness to see his friend before continuing with the performance. The audience found it amusing and laughed. Usher later shared a video clip on his Instagram in collaboration with Wade, with a caption saying “Look, I don’t want no smoke. Night one in Paris.”
Following the alleged issues caused by his last duet with Keke Palmer, the parties involved seem to have moved on. Keke Palmer starred in Usher’s music video for “Boyfriend” while Darius Jackson, Palmer’s son’s father, announced his separation from the KeyTV mogul.
Usher took a brief break from his Vegas residency and will now be performing in Paris until early October before returning to Sin City for the final shows of his successful run.
Usher recently announced that he will be headlining the 2024 Super Bowl Halftime Show, presented by Apple Music. On the same day as the big game (February 11), his new album, Coming Home, will be released under his and L.A. Reid’s new label, mega.
The 44-year-old singer expressed his excitement for the highly-anticipated LP in a statement, saying, “We’ve put a lot of thought and creativity into this new album to tell a story that is open to interpretation and will connect with people in different ways. I know my fans have been waiting for this for a long time, and I hope you enjoy it once you hear it.”
Although his previous singles “GLU” and “Boyfriend” will not be included on the album, his collaboration with 21 Savage and Summer Walker, “Good Good,” will be featured.