The Super Bowl is finally here.
The Kansas City Chiefs face the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas for the right to call themselves champions.
The Super Bowl is one of the biggest sporting events on the calendar and arguably the most glamorous given the famous faces seen in the expensive seats.
The iconic halftime show, meanwhile, is almost as popular as the game itself and this year, it’s Usher’s turn to headline.
The R&B superstar has sold 65 million albums worldwide and won eight Grammy Awards in a 30-year career – but one outfit choice has fans scratching their heads before kickoff.
During a pre-match interview, eagle-eyed fans noticed that the superstar singer was wearing a suave black jacket with his patented gloves.
People took to social media to ask why he always seems to wear them.
“So I’m really curious…” one fan wrote.
“I thought Usher wearing gloves was a style choice. But he has worn them in interviews and also wore them in today’s pre-match interview. What is What’s going on with the gloves?”
“Uhhh, what are these Usher gloves???” said another.
“Why is Usher wearing black leather gloves during an interview at a Las Vegas bar? Is he going to kill someone before halftime?” joked another.
The 45-year-old is headlining the legendary Super Bowl halftime show for the first time – but this isn’t the first time he’s appeared on the show.
He’s headlining Super Bowl LVIII on the same day he’s scheduled to release his ninth studio album, “Coming Home.”
Usher recently appeared on Good Morning America where he discussed his highly anticipated performance.
Some even thought Taylor Swift might join him.
“It’s a dream of mine and a bucket list, you know, to be able to get it,” he said. “You know, they say what is it, Oscar, Tony, Grammy, Emmy, right?
“You should put [the] There’s also the Super Bowl, right?
When asked if it would be a one-man show or if he planned to invite friends, the singer coyly replied: “It’s going to be a great show.”
“In Vegas, you know, it’s [the] dealer choice.
Speaking after being confirmed as headliner in September 2023, he said: “It’s an honor of a lifetime to finally be able to cross a Super Bowl performance off my bucket list.
“I can’t wait to give the world a show unlike anything they’ve seen before.
“Thank you to the fans and everyone who made this opportunity possible. I will see you very soon.”
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