Reactions to Alicia Keys and Usher's Super Bowl Halftime Performance: Swizz Beats, Boosie Badazz, and fan responses

Key takeaways

Alicia Keys and Usher’s Super Bowl halftime show performance received mixed reactions from social media users.

Boosie Badazz Suggests Usher owes Swizz Beatz an apology for embracing Alicia Keys at 2024 Super Bowl Halftime Show

Usher and Alicia's sizzling Halftime Show sets fans abuzz

Swizz Beatz, Alicia Keys’ husband, defended her performance and called it 'nothing but amazing’.

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For this year's halftime show of Super Bowl LVIII which took place at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Usher was the one who commanded the stage. At his hypnotic show, he featured an array of R&B songs going back for more than 2 decades, many that became his era's most famous songs. Let’s dive into the highlights:

Opening with “Caught Up”: Usher blew the crowd’s mind away with raucous energy, surrounded by dancers and gymnastics, those instances creating the concert field a dance party.

Alicia Keys joins In: As the concert reached the climax, Alicia Keys gave a sneak peek and made an amazing performance. Then they make their duet of this song called “If I Ain’t Got You” at a piano with red color. At this point, the two performers came together again in their hit song "My Boo" which continue beautifully.

Boosie’s reaction

Boosie Badazz had strong opinions about Usher’s and Alicia Keys’ performance during the Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show. Let’s break it down:

Boosie Badazz took the side of the faultfinders. He posted on his Instagram, urging Usher to apologize to Swizz Beatz. Boosie wrote,


His message highlighted the controversy around Usher’s embrace of Alicia Keys during the performance.

Boosie also shared his thoughts on R. Kelly’s music. Despite R. Kelly’s legal troubles, Boosie tweeted that if R. Kelly hadn’t faced issues, his songs would be amazing for a Super Bowl halftime show. He mentioned hits like “I Believe I Can Fly”, “Step in the Name of Love”, and even suggested a live rendition of “Same Girl” with Usher.

Fans reaction 

Fans inundated social media platforms with memes, tweets, and reactions following Usher's performance. Many marveled at his hits and seamless transitions, with one fan even describing it as "a mazzaleen." Another hailed Usher as the forever king for his ability to pack so much into his set.

However, some expressed discomfort over Usher's interactions with Alicia, noting that she is married to Swizz Beats. Despite this, the moment between Usher and Alicia became the highlight of the show, especially on social media.

Swizz Beatz response

Swizz Beatz, Alicia Keys’ husband, had a notable reaction to the Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Showwhere Usher and Alicia Keys performed together. Let’s delve into his response:

Swizz Beatz took to Instagram to express his support for his wife, Alicia Keys. He wanted fans to focus on the positive aspects of the performance. Swizz shared a carousel of photos from the halftime show. In his caption, he highlighted Alicia Keys’ stunning dress that covered the entire stadium. He praised both Usher and Alicia as “amazing Giants.”

Swizz acknowledged the significance of their duet by referring to their timeless hit, “My Boo”. Clearly, he appreciated the musical collaboration. Swizz emphasized that negativity had no place in their world. Instead, they aimed to make history through their art. Swizz also mentioned their joint art exhibit titled “Giants” at the Brooklyn Museum, reinforcing their creative endeavors.