In The Lastest News Of All Things Usher

Ahead of his anticipated Super Bowl Half Time show, R&B sensation Usher recently addressed rumors about his past involvement in babysitting Beyoncé during an appearance on Shannon Sharpe’s podcast Club Shay Shay.

When asked about reports suggesting he once served as a nanny for Beyoncé, Usher humorously clarified,

“First of all, how could I be a nanny? I’d be a manny if anything.” He continued, “Nah, nah. I wasn’t Beyoncé’s nanny.”

Explaining further, the 8-time Grammy Award winner revealed that the situation was not exactly a traditional babysitting job. Rather, he was asked to supervise Beyoncé and a few others while they were at the home of musician/producer Daryl Simmons. Usher elaborated,

“Daryl Simmons, he had a group by the name of The Dolls, and they came to Atlanta for the first time…This is before Destiny’s Child became Destiny’s Child.”

Reflecting on his role at the time, the performer stated,

“I think I looked over them while they were doing something in the house; I had to watch over ’cause I was like the, you know, the authority ’cause I guess I was the teenager at the time. But nah, I wasn’t a nanny.”

This revelation follows the singer’s previous mention in August last year of knowing Beyoncé when she was younger and part of the group The Dolls. He stated,

“Fun fact, I knew Beyoncé when she was 12 years old, 11 years old. She used to be in a group by the name of The Dolls. I don’t know if I could consider myself their babysitter, but I had a time where I had to watch The Dolls.”

Sharpe inquired whether Usher foresaw Beyoncé’s future success, to which Usher responded affirmatively, emphasizing the group’s collective talent. Over the years, Usher and Beyoncé have collaborated multiple times, cementing their status as iconic entertainers. Their notable collaborations include a live performance of Usher’s single “Bad Girl” in 2004 and the song “Love In The Club Part II” featuring Beyoncé and Lil Wayne from Usher’s 2008 album “Here I Stand.”

Watch the clip below:

Usher and Beyoncé delivered a sensational live performance of “Bad Girl” that left audiences in awe. Their collaboration on stage was nothing short of electrifying, with both artists showcasing their immense talent and stage presence. From his smooth vocals to Beyoncé’s powerful voice and captivating dance moves, the performance was a true spectacle.

Together, they brought the song to life, infusing it with energy, emotion, and undeniable chemistry. It was a moment that fans will never forget, as they witnessed two iconic performers at the top of their game, creating magic on stage.

Check out this throwback clip below:

Emil Flemmon

Èmil Flemmon is the Managing Editor for the 360 Baseline Movement. The Atlanta-based editor, red carpet interviewer, writer, and photographer, has had a career spanning over a decade in the editorial industry. His work has been featured in Kontrol Magazine, The Atlanta Voice, Blavity, Aspire TV, REVOLT, The Jasmine Brand, and Where Y'at Magazine in New Orleans. His mission is to help journalists and publicists have better connectivity and relationships exclusively through the movement.

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