AceShowbiz - Usher's teenage son is serving as a "musical director" for his father's Super Bowl halftime show set. The "Love In This Club" hitmaker's 14-year-old boy Naviyd will assist his dad in curating his setlist for his performance halfway through the sporting spectacle at Las Vegas' Allegiant Stadium on February 11, 2024.
"The greatest list I received is actually from my son, Naviyd. He is my musical director. He has given me a curation of how much time in addition to the songs," he spilled on "Today With Hoda and Jenna".
Usher also has 15-year-old son Usher (AKA Cinco) V with his ex-wife Tameka Foster as well as daughter Sovereign Bo, three, and son Sire Castrello, two, with Jenn Goicoechea.
When it comes to surprise music guests, the 45-year-old R&B superstar wasn't willing to give away anything or confirm or deny Justin Bieber would be joining him in Sin City. He said, "I am going to try this differently, alright? Who do you think I should have there?" And Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush replied, "We think Bieber."
Usher - who joined Black Eyed Peas on stage during their 2011 Super Bowl gig - admitted he had been waiting some time to get the call to headline the sporting show. He told Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1, "I think being able to see performances from artists like Michael [Jackson], you know, eventually Prince, and then even more modern-day artists... I was like, 'Man, at some point I need to get a call with what's going on now.' "
"But I'm really happy that I'm joining that short list of legacy artists from my genre who deserve this moment. And I'm really happy that Jay-Z and also Roc Nation really put thought into making certain that they could bring to the world this kind of experience. It is definitely going to be a moment to remember."