Memes & Tweets About Usher’s Halftime Performance At Super Bowl LVIII

“I think Usher just single-handedly brought roller skating back.”

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Fans reacted in live time via memes and tweets to Usher's Super Bowl 2024 halftime performance.
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When he was tapped to perform at the 2024 Super Bowl halftime show, Usher said “Yeah!” to the opportunity and welcomed support from his celebrity friends. Past performers, including Katy Perry, gave him “pointers,” he told Billboard ahead of the big game.

Usher also looked back at an E! interview with Rihanna, where the most recent Super Bowl headliner said he was a “natural” for the show.

“I really appreciated that,” the singer said, adding that he studied past performances to see how people made the most of their time on stage. “But you know, your moment is your moment. And this is a moment I’ve prepared for during the last 30 years.”

As soon as the performance started, fans reacted in live time.

Nostalgia Reigned

Before the big day, Usher had teased special guests, and he did not disappoint, bringing collaborators such as Alicia Keys, Ludacris, and Lil John to the Super Bowl stage. “It’s so nice to see Alicia Keys and Usher doing oldies but goodies,” wrote one user on X (formerly Twitter), while another said their team-up made for the “best halftime show in a while.”


For one user, the “Yeah!” trio reuniting was like “the Avengers assembling for the first time in a decade.”

There Was One Notable Absence

Despite Usher’s impressive lineup of guests, several fans were hoping for one more: Justin Bieber. Usher was instrumental in the musician’s early career, and the pair worked together on “Somebody to Love.”

But alas, while Bieber did attend the game, he wasn’t there to perform — much to fans’ dismay. While his absence had some viewers feeling like clowns for theorizing he’d be there, many acknowledged the show was already packed with hits. Several viewers even dubbed Usher the winner of the Super Bowl.

Usher Flaunted His Athleticism


Many viewers focused on Usher slipping into roller skates, which he did before performing “OMG.”

One fan wondered how the musician could not only “sing flawlessly” but also skate his way through an entire routine simultaneously. Others were reminded of great skating moments from pop culture. And as one fan put it, “I think Usher just single-handedly brought roller skating back.”

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