Druski Says He’s Skipping The Super Bowl in New Orleans to Avoid Seeing Birdman

Druski recently appeared on an episode of the Million Dollaz Worth Of Game podcast. While there he spoke to Gillie and Wallo on a variety of topics, including next year’s Super Bowl. The game is taking place in New Orleans and they were curious of Dru would be attending. They got an answer they weren’t prepared for when he revealed that he wouldn’t be attending. When pressed on why he revealed that he didn’t want to run into Birdman or a handful of other artists he expects to be present.

Gillie and Wallo are clearly surprised by the answer. They press him further seeming to think there won’t be any real danger. Druski doubles down in his response but some fans in the comments think he might just be doing an elaborate joke. “this gotta be the most elaborate skit” and ““He ain’t in there is he??” 😭😭😭 I can’t tell if he’s joking or genuinely terrified” two comments on the post read. Others took him more seriously though. “so i guess he isnt really standing on buisness” reads one of the top comments, though the jokes comes up repeatedly. Check out the full video of his podcast interaction below.

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Druski Skipping Next Year’s Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is always a celebrity-packed affair and this year was no different. While Taylor Swift may have taken the center stage for many pop fans she was far from the only high-profile musician in attendance. Usher took the stage for the Super Bowl halftime show and brought along Alicia Keys, Lil Jon, Ludacris, and more with him. A number of big stars like Travis Scott, Lil Baby, and Cardi B performed or attended the annual Fanatics party that took place on Saturday. ahead of the big game.

What do you think of Druski’s comments about skipping next year’s super bowl in New Orleans? Do you think he’s being serious or playing an elaborate joke? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Usher Admits He’s Still Disappointed “Confessions” Lost Album Of The Year Grammy

Usher says that he’s still upset that his iconic 2004 album, Confessions, didn’t win Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards. Ray Charles’ final studio album, Genius Loves Company, took home the honor that year instead. Usher reflected on the loss during an interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe following his performance at the Super Bowl Halftime Show.

“I didn’t win Album Of The Year that year, and I’m still a little like, ‘Damn.’ I don’t know if there’s been an album that has actually sold as many or been as influential as that album has been,” he said. From there, he explained that artists do care about what happens at the Grammys.

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Usher Performs At The Super Bowl

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 11: Usher performs onstage during the Apple Music Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show at Allegiant Stadium on February 11, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

“Artists care [about winning Grammys]. And I’m happy to see the progress that they are making, but it doesn’t change the fact that we have feelings and we have lived in a time where you’re supposed to be poised and conduct yourself in a certain manner,” he said. “But I think when you finally get to an age where you’re like, ‘Hey man, love it or hate it, this is how I feel,’ rather you choose to do something for history, not just for me or these young artists. That’s good. But do you do things for history? I did.” Check out Usher’s full conversation with Apple Music below.

Usher Speaks With Zane Lowe

Confessions was Usher’s fourth studio album. While it didn’t win Album of the Year, the project did help Usher take home three Grammy Awards. He won Best Contemporary R&B Album, Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal (“My Boo”) and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (“Yeah!”). Be on the lookout for further updates on Usher on HotNewHipHop.

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7 Artists Fans Are Begging To Perform A Super Bowl Halftime Show

As the pinnacle of sports entertainment, the Super Bowl halftime show has become a cultural phenomenon in its own right, capturing the attention of millions of sports fans worldwide. Each year, speculation and anticipation swirl around which artist or bands will take center stage, delivering unforgettable performances with incredible choreography and performative set-pieces. Amidst the fervor, only a select few acts can take the stage each year, with headliners often bringing surprise guests in the form of frequent collaborators.

From iconic pop sensations to boundary-pushing hip-hop legends, the list of desired performers is as diverse as it is dynamic. With modern audiences hungry for spectacle, here are seven artists whose fanbases are clamoring for a chance to dominate the Super Bowl halftime stage, igniting imaginations and fueling dreams of legendary performances to come.

7. SZA

SZA has amassed billions of streams on Spotify, headlined countless worldwide performances, and recently took home a number of Grammy Awards for her chart-topping 2023 album SOS. The acclaimed singer songwriter is currently at the top of her game, making this the perfect time for her to headline a Super Bowl halftime show. With Kendrick Lamar having left TDE, SZA is arguably the most prominent artist on the label, and will certainly remain the case as her deluxe version of SOS, titled Lana, is expected to drop some time this year.

The release of Lana will no doubt reinvigorate the popularity of already-massive radio hits such as “Kill Bill,” “Snooze,” and “I Hate U” as well as deliver on a number of new ear-worms for audiences to put on repeat. SZA’s massive following of fans and supporters would no doubt turn out in droves to see her take the stage.

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6. Adele

Despite her massive star power, Adele has never performed at a Super Bowl halftime show. Of course, that’s not due to the NFL’s lack of trying, as the singer was approached to headline Super Bowl LI back in 2016, and ultimately declined. Apparently, the “Rolling In The Deep” singer felt that the halftime show is more inclined for a high-energy artist who can dance and is largely “not about music.” Certainly, Adele’s voice, lauded as one of the best, may not necessitate a series of high-intensity movements for the ideal halftime performance.

If she were to take the stage, set designers could likely organize a visually stunning show with background dancers, pyrotechnics, and moving parts, which don’t require Adele to take her attention away from the microphone. Regardless, her millions of fans worldwide would surely support her decision.

5. André 3000

Like Adele, André 3000 once turned down the Super Bowl halftime performance offer as one half of the duo OutKast, due to strict rules the NFL wanted to impose on the performance. Now, nearly 20 years after the iconic duo has split up, André 3000 could serve as a perfect solo halftime headliner. Big Boi took the stage in 2019 in a dual performance with Travis Scott and Maroon 5, making André the only remaining member not to appear at the event.

Three stacks dropped an album of resonant flute instrumentals last year that influenced hip hop heads from across the globe to experiment with their music taste, taking in jazz, lo-fi, and sultry funk tones. With the rapper turned flutist officially coming out of retirement, it would certainly bridge genre and generational gaps to see tracks like “That Night In Hawaii When I Turned Into A Panther And Started Making These Low Register Purring Tones That I Couldn’t Control … Sh¥t Was Wild” on the Super Bowl stage.

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4. Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish is an acclaimed young artist with a ravenous fanbase of loyal supporters, who could easily take on a Super Bowl halftime performance in the coming years. The star, who launched her career when she was just 14-years-old, has successfully blended genres to make hit songs which resonate with a wide array of audiences. While the singer songwriter is now 22, her musical goals seem as lofty as ever.

Currently, Bruno Mars holds the title for youngest halftime headliner, for performing at the NFL-hosted event at the age of 28 back in 2010. If any artist is poised to carry that torch, it’s Billie Eilish.

3. Lil Wayne

Super Bowl LVI earned its place in history as the game with the first true hip-hop halftime show, featuring iconic artists such as Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, and more on the SoFi Stadium stage in sunny Los Angeles. Of course, many hip hop fans felt that one highly acclaimed rap artist was missing from the roster, in the form of Lil Wayne.

Wayne’s decades-long career boasts enough hit records to headline 5 Super Bowl halftime shows, and his enthusiasm shows as he expresses excitement at the thought of being invited. Super Bowl LIX, slated to bring the big game to Wayne’s hometown of New Orleans next year, could provide the perfect opportunity to bring the “6 Foot 7 Foot” rapper on board to headline. Additionally, a Lil Wayne headliner could mean guest appearances from some of his frequent former-Young Money collaborators like Nicki Minaj, Tyga, and Drake, in a giant display which would almost surely break the internet.

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2. Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift has shown this past football season how much her star power can influence the NFL, just from her showing up in the stands. The pop singer’s relationship with Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce has been the source of endless media coverage, uniting NFL football fans and Swifties in a harmonious combination of entertainment and sport. Swift taking the stage as a headliner for the Super Bowl halftime show seems like a no-brainer at this point, considering she is arguably the biggest star in the entire world right now.

Of course, we’ll have to see where her relationship with Kelce goes, as well as how the upcoming season of football plays out, with the Chiefs seemingly carving out an unbeatable dynasty in the vein of Tom Brady’s illustrious run with the New England Patriots. Another Travis Kelce Super Bowl win, with his superstar girlfriend headlining the halftime show, would easily be the biggest moment in NFL history.

1. Jay-Z

Jay-Z has partnered with the NFL through his Roc Nation multimedia company to curate halftime performances since 2020, after the 2019 show was criticized for being out-of-touch with fans. As the NFL’s Live Music Entertainment Strategist, Jay-Z has humbly chosen not to take the stage himself, as he felt it would be too self-aggrandizing in his first few years with the role. However, Jay’s millions of fans worldwide would surely go head-over-heels for a Super Bowl halftime performance of “Empire State of Mind” or “N****s In Paris.”

Jay-Z responded to questions about headlining a Super Bowl halftime show with a nebulous “maybe one year,” indicating a potential willingness to come out of retirement and rock the NFL stage. It should go without saying that Jay-Z’s catalogue could allow dozens of high-profile guest artists to join in as well, including Kanye West, Eminem, Nas, The Lox, and especially his super mega-star wife, Beyoncé.

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Usher Promises He Has Something Coming With Justin Bieber After Missing Halftime Show

Last week, Usher took to one of the biggest stages in all of music when he performed at the Super Bowl Halftime show. The R&B legend unpacked some of his biggest hits and most beloved songs of all time throughout the 13-minute performance. That included numerous guest stars like Ludacris and LIl Jon who joined him for their classic hit “Yeah!.” It also featured Alicia Keys who made waves for a viral moment of perceived intimacy between the two. But the show could have featured even more star power.

Reports emerged in the lead-up to the big performance that Justin Bieber could be among the guests brought out for the show. That didn’t end up being the case and in the wake of the performance many were curious as to why. Now Usher himself is speaking on Bieber’s potential appearance in the big show. He revealed that his team actually reached out to Bieber and that there was some mutual interest at first. Ultimately though, things didn’t pan out something that the R&B legend reveals happened with numerous stars he reached out to. Despite the Super Bowl plans falling through, Usher revealed that the pair do have something else in the works coming soon. Check out the full interview clip below.

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Usher Opens Up On Justin Bieber Super Bowl Inclusion

Usher’s big weekend extended well beyond just his performance at the Super Bowl. The R&B darling also found the time to get married to his girlfriend while in Las Vegas. At the start of the weekend he dropped his new album Coming Home. The project sports some impressive features and is expected to make a pretty high debut on the Billboard 200. It’s his first new project in 6 years and his first new solo album in 8 years and he’s taking it on tour later this year.

What do you think of Usher announcing that he has something coming soon with Justin Bieber? Do you think Bieber could have made the Super Bowl performance even better? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Boosie Badazz Doubles Down On Usher Super Bowl Criticisms

Last week, fans of sports, music, and pop culture at large gathered to watch the Super Bowl. During the game itself, Travis Kelce and Patrick Mahomes’ Kansas City Chiefs played the San Francisco 49ers in an exciting back-and-forth game. The teams needed overtime for Kansas City to eventually win the game and take home their second consecutive Super Bowl win. But music fans were more focused on what happened between the two halves of the game during Usher’s massive halftime show.

The R&B legend unpacked some of the biggest hits from his decades-long career much to the delight of fans. He also had an array of guests involved which included Alicia Keys. The pair performed “My Boo” together, though the most talked about moment didn’t have much to do with either of their singing. It was a moment when Usher hugged Keys from behind in a moment that felt a bit too forward to many for two married artists. One person who was unsurprisingly quick to share their thoughts on the move was Boosie Badazz. Now just a few days later he’s doubling down on his comments criticizing the singer’s forwardness. Check out his new comments below.

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Boosie Badazz Still Going At Usher

In a new video, Boosie is getting a haircut discussing the situation. “That is a man’s wife, bro. You cannot put your genitals on the back of a man’s wife. Cause everywhere I go they’ve been on my ass, and I’m gonna stand up for what I say ’cause I’m a real one,” he says in the video. He goes on to claim that the interaction was unplanned.

“First of all, it wasn’t planned because of the reaction on her face… If it was planned, she would have had time to ask her husband was this okay. I feel like both of them would’ve said no because they know how social media will take something like that.” What do you think of Boosie Badazz take on Usher and Alicia Keys’s Super Bowl moment? Do you think he’s right about the singer stepping over the line? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Quavo Plays A New Track Alongside Travis Scott At Super Bowl Party

Last year, Quavo released his new album Rocket Power. The project was a combination of his typical hard-hitting rap styles with some more direct tributes to his former Migos collaborator Takeoff who was shot at killed in 2022. Despite high anticipation among fans for his first new album since 2018, it performed just okay. The first week sales numbers were relatively modest compared to expectations. Only one of the songs on the album, “Turn Yo Clic Up” with Future, has surpassed 50 million streams since the album dropped.

Despite the moderate success of the record fans are still hyped for what Quavo has coming next. Part of that is because both he and Travis Scott have been teasing something that fans are excited about. The two released a collaborative album called Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho in late 2017. Fans have been asking for a sequel for years and in recent months both artists have been teasing the possibility. Over the weekend during the Super Bowl festivities they gave fans another reason to expect that something could be coming soon.

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Quavo Debuts New Song

Quavo made an appearance at Travis Scott’s Super Bowl party in Las Vegas over the weekend. While there he brought fans a treat they probably weren’t expecting. He debuted a brand new song, though not one that’s a collaboration with Travis Scott. Even so, fans seemed to enjoy the song quite a bit both in attendance at the party and online afterward.

Travis Scott and Quavo also had time to perform together while in Las Vegas. The two took the stage during the celebrity-packed Fanatics Super Bowl party. The performance sent fan hype for a second collaborative album between the two into overdrive. What do you think of the new song Quavo played during Travis Scott’s party? Do you think that the pair will release a new collaborative album this year? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Kanye West Addresses Taylor Swift Conspiracies And Claps Back At Shaq With Adoration

Kanye West and Taylor Swift have a very long history in the public eye. Of course, Kanye interrupted her speech at the VMAs after winning best music video. Furthermore, he had some not so nice words for her on his song “Famous.” Overall, it is easy to see how Swift might not like Kanye and vice versa. In fact, this makeshift feud led to some interesting rumors after the Super Bowl. For instance, it was said that Swift had him kicked out of the game after he took a seat in front of her sky box.

Additionally, after Kanye posted his music peaking above Taylor Swift on the charts, there was a concerted effort from Swifties to get Ye out of the number one spot. West saw this and immediately took to Instagram where he addressed a whole plethora of headlines. For instance, he spoke about the Super Bowl, his prior beef with Swift, and he even spoke about Shaq who dissed him in a recent Instagram post. “REMEMBER I WAS ON TAYLOR’S SIDE WHEN SCOOTER BOUGHT HER MASTERS BEHIND HER BACK,” Ye wrote. “SHE AND BEYONCÉ ARE BIG INSPIRATIONS TO ALL MUSICIANS WE ALWAYS SAY HOW BOTH SELL OUT TOURS AND MOVIES. ALSO, I’M SURE I’VE BEEN FAR MORE HELPFUL TO TAYLOR SWIFT’S CAREER THAN HARMFUL.”

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Kanye West Speaks

“ALSO I DIDN’T GET KICKED OUT OF THE SUPER BOWL WE LEFT OUR SEATS TO GO TO YG’S BOX AND SEE DIFFERENT FRIENDS,” Ye wrote. “MY WIFE HAD NEVER BEEN TO A SUPER BOWL SO I WANTED TO WALK AROUND AND HAVE A NICE TIME WE HAD SUCH A FUN DAY.” From there, he spoke about the Shaq comment and how he was a huge fan of the NBA legend. There are certainly no hurt feelings here. “OH AND TO SHAQ I GREW UP LOOKING UP TO YOU I WOULD LOVE TO HANG WITH YOU AND JAMIE SOMETIME JAIMIE SALTER IS LIKE A FATHER FIGURE TO ME,” Ye explained.

So there you have it, Kanye has no ill will towards Taylor Swift and Shaq. Some of you out there can now breathe a whole lot easier. Let us know what you think about all of this, in the comments section down below. Additionally, stay tuned to HNHH for the latest news and updates from around the music world.

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Usher Developing TV Series Inspired By His Music

Usher is developing a television series inspired by his music and is partnering with Universal Content Productions to do so. According to a new report from Variety, the series will focus on “Black love in Atlanta and individuals looking to find a place to call home.” Additionally, it will tackle “music, style, sex, romance, and secrets that threaten to tear relationships apart.”

“My 30-year catalog has resonated with so many people no matter where they were in their lives,” Usher said in a statement. “I’m happy to be working with UCP to bring the music to life. I hope the series resonates with you the way my music continues to.” Selwyn Seyfu Hinds, Katie Zucker, and Kenny Meiselas will serve as executive producers.

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Usher Speaks At Black Music & Entertainment Walk Of Fame

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – FEBRUARY 14: Usher speaks during the Black Music and Entertainment Walk of Fame ceremony honoring Usher at Black Music and Entertainment Walk of Fame on February 14, 2024 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Joi Stokes/WireImage)

News of the television show comes after his performance at the Super Bowl Halftime Show on Sunday. It secured the second-highest TV audience in U.S. history behind the 1969 moon landing with 123 million viewers. The performance featured many of his biggest hits including “My Boo,” “Caught Up,” “U Don’t Have to Call,” “Superstar,” “Love in this Club,” and more. He also welcomed several guests such as Alicia Keys, H.E.R., and Ludacris, among others. 

In addition to his TV plans, Usher will be embarking on Past Present Future tour, later this year. He’ll be bringing his music to Miami, New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago as well as several more cities across the United States. Be on the lookout for further updates on Usher on HotNewHipHop.

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Usher Gets Huge Streaming Jump On Spotify After Super Bowl Halftime Show

Usher’s music is getting a huge boost on streaming services following his performance at the Super Bowl Halftime Show, last Sunday. HipHopDX reports a 550 percent increase in his Spotify streams while four songs in particular moved up 1000 percent. “Caught Up” got the biggest boost with a 2000 percent jump in streams. His Super Bowl Halftime set was the second-highest TV audience in U.S. history behind the 1969 moon landing with 123 million viewers.

On stage he performed many of his biggest hits including “My Boo,” “Caught Up,” “U Don’t Have to Call,” “Superstar,” “Love in this Club,” and more. He also welcomed several guests such as Alicia Keys, H.E.R., and Ludacris, among others.

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Usher Performs At Super Bowl Halftime Show

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 11: Usher performs onstage during the Apple Music Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show at Allegiant Stadium on February 11, 2024, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ryan Kang/Getty Images)

One of the many headline-grabbing moments from the show came when Usher embraced Alicia Keys on stage. Many viewers felt it inappropriate, considering she’s married to Swizz Beatz. Swizz, however, didn’t seem to have an issue with the move and chalked it up to showmanship on Instagram afterward. “Y’all talking about the wrong damn thing !!! y’all don’t see that amazing dress covering the entire stadium,” Swizz wrote. “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 blessings.”

In addition to the Halftime Show, Usher dropped a new album titled Coming Home. Outside of music, Usher has also been winning in his personal life. After his performance at the Super Bowl, he and his partner, Jennifer Goicoechea, rushed off to get married. He shared pictures from the wedding ceremony on Instagram later in the week. Be on the lookout for further updates on Usher on HotNewHipHop.

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Alicia Keys Reinforces Her Love For Swizz Beatz Following Usher Embrace

Alicia Keys became a trending topic on social media during the Super Bowl on Sunday night. Overall, this mostly has to do with the way she danced alongside Usher during her portion of the halftime show. There was one point where Usher held her from behind and they both gave off these massive smiles. Although some could argue it was harmless enough, some felt it was massively disrespectful to Keys’ husband, Swizz Beatz. In fact, some tried to make the argument that this was akin to cheating with more than just one other person.

Following the performance, Swizz Beatz hopped online and defended his wife from scrutiny. He felt like there was nothing to criticize and that people should back off. However, the hate continued to pour in, and for the most part, Keys was staying silent. Now, she has opted to weigh in on what has been said about her. Instead of acknowledging some of this hate directly, she has made it clear that she absolutely adores her husband.

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Alicia Keys Breaks Her Silence

“I love u sooo deeply. Beyond words. Beyond lifetimes. Beyond skies and universes. We soar!!!!” Keys wrote. The comments were filled with fans who were relieved that she would weigh in on this. After all, many were left feeling bad for Swizz Beatz. It is clear as day that his wife adores him and that the Halftime Show was purely for entertainment purposes. Regardless, people are still going to hate and do what they always do, which is speculate. For those who aren’t chronically online, there was probably nothing to actually apologize for or address.

Let us know what you thought of the Halftime Show, in the comments section down below. Did you think Usher went over the line with his affection for Alicia Keys? Additionally, stay tuned to HNHH for the latest news and updates from around the music world. We will continue to keep you informed on all of your favorite artists and their upcoming projects.

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