Usher To Headline Super Bowl Halftime Show & The Internet Is Asking… Why?

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Ahh, the Super Bowl Halftime Show…

There are a lot of people that watch the “Big Game” solely for the halftime performance, or for some, the commercials that fill the time in between the football being played (even though the commercials have really dropped off in recent years).

It’s usually an honor to be selected as the performer of the halftime show, and in recent years, the likes of Rihanna, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, The Weeknd, and Shakira and Jennifer Lopez have graced the stage.

The halftime show is usually reserved for the best of the best, and with the recent announcement of this year’s Super Bowl musical performer, fans aren’t sure how to feel about it.

The NFL just announced that R&B singer Usher will be the halftime performance for Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas in a video that features Colorado head coach and NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders:

Rather poor timing with Coach Prime getting his ass whooped last night… but I digress.

I’ll preface the rest of this article by first saying this: good for Usher. He’s certainly had a big impact on the music industry, and really set the tone for pop music in the early 2000s.

And you can bet that we’ll see the likes of Ludacris, Lil Jon, and others join in on the fun, fully taking us back to the early 2000s.

Now, that I’ve said something nice, I’ll now point out a counterpoint from what I just said: what has Usher done since the early 2000s?

That’s what the internet is asking at the moment, along with a number of other things that aren’t that nice.

Just take a look at some of the early comments from the internet about the NFL’s decision to have Usher perform at the Super Bowl:

And though there are some that are skeptical of the decision to bring Usher on as the Super Bowl halftime performer, there are a lot of that are looking forward to the “flash from the past” and what the musician and dancer can do for his performance.

Like every Super Bowl performance, I’m sure it’ll be a mixed bag of nostalgia, confusion and criticize:

That last one doesn’t give Usher that much credit…

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