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The Beliebers Can’t Quite Believe Justin Bieber Didn’t Perform At The Super Bowl

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For some, Sunday night’s Super Bowl LVIII was a night of competition between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers. For others, it was a night of romance for Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce. But for music fans, it was a night of R&B excellence courtesy of User’s halftime performance. That is, unless you’re a Justin Bieber fan.

During the half-time show in Las Vegas Usher performed on stage (watch the video here) with the help of fellow artists will.i.am, Alicia Keys, H.E.R., Lil Jon, and Ludacris. The show came after Usher joked to viewers that his performance might provoke ‘singing, dancing, sweating, gyrating, and possible relationship issues’.

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Usher, dressed in an all-white look, appeared on stage at the Allegiant Stadium and began singing ‘Caught Up’, before a brass band spelled out his name on the grounds, and he zoomed around the place on roller skates. Yes, really.

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During the 13-minute performance, fans were delighted to see his first guest Alicia Keys appear on stay in an all-red sparkly look and sing ‘If I Ain’t Got You’, before the duo performed their duet ‘My Boo’.

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However, numerous fans of Justin Bieber – who was seen sitting in the audience with his wife and newly-dyed brunette Hailey Bieber – were surprised not to see the ‘Baby’ singer on stage with his fellow musical artists.

Like Usher, who was signed aged just 13, Justin Bieber has long been seen as a mentee to the half-time performer, and the pair have even collaborated on the likes of the 2010 hit ‘Somebody To Love’.

While there were rumours that Bieber may perform with Usher (according to TMZ: 'Usher reached out to Bieber about performing'), several reports indicate that Bieber is preparing for the release of a new album and is focusing on new music.

A half-time appearance from Bieber would've been his second performance of 2024. He last performed a more intimate show at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Canada following the NHL All-Star player draft on February 1. The performance came after canceled the rest of his Justice World Tour dates at the end of last February.


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