USHER performed for the Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show in Las Vegas on Sunday night (February 11), bringing a roughly 11-minute medley of his hits to Allegiant Stadium. As is typical with Super Bowl performances, several guests made their way to the field to join the veteran R&B singer, including Alicia Keys.
Keys, who was announced earlier in the week, showed up to duet with USHER on their 2004 collaboration, “My Boo.” There was a moment, however, where they looked more like a couple than two artists simply singing a song together—and the internet noticed.
Shortly after Keys departed the stage, fans took to Twitter to comment on what they’d just witnessed. Keys is married to Swizz Beatz and they have multiple children together, so it didn’t take long for his name to trend. The memes were plentiful., with one person writing, “Someone check on Swizz Beatz.” Even Boosie Badazz believes USHER owes Swizz Beatz an apology for his moves on Keys.
Swizz Beatz when he see Alicia Keys and Usher pic.twitter.com/M5F3Y1HHZG
— Aye Yo B (@BeSmoove7) February 12, 2024
Swizz Beatz watching Usher dance with Alicia Keys pic.twitter.com/q74rw8jCgP
— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) February 12, 2024
But Swizz Beatz isn’t worried about all the chatter. As the memes flowed, he hopped on Instagram to addresses the performance. He wrote, “Y’all talking about the wrong damn thing !!! y’all don’t see that amazing dress covering the entire stadium. Tonight’s performance was nothing but amazing with 2 amazing Giants ! Congrats @usher and my love @aliciakeys that song is a classic 🤍 We don’t do negative vibes on this side we make history. Go see GIANTS at @brooklynmuseum it’s open until July blessing.”
Check it out below.