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Fans disappointed after Usher misses huge opportunity with surprise guest at Super Bowl half time show

Rhiannon Ingle

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Fans disappointed after Usher misses huge opportunity with surprise guest at Super Bowl half time show

Featured Image Credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images/PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images

Fans have been left severely disappointed after Usher missed a 'huge opportunity' with a surprise guest at the Super Bowl halftime show yesterday.

Now, we've seen some pretty iconic Super Bowl moments over the years and it's clear viewers have high expectations when it comes to the eagerly-anticipated halftime shows, and that was no different for last night (11 February).

However, before the 'Burn' chart-topper took to the stage and brought out a whole load of fellow music icons, fans raced to social media to share their speculation over who Usher would bring out as the Super Bowl special guest.

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The R&B legend's highly-anticipated performance came over a decade- 13 years exactly - after he first graced the stage as a special guest during the Black Eyed Peas' 2011 halftime show.

But, over the weekend, Usher enjoyed the stage all to himself while also having the honour of bringing his own special guests up to perform alongside him, and fans were gunning for one celeb he's been linked to since way back when in 2008 to be that person.

While the 'DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love' star brought out the incredible Alicia Keys, Jermaine Dupri, H.E.R, Will.I.Am, Lil John and Ludacris - fans were beyond let down Justin Bieber wasn't included in the line-up.

Usher and JB met when the latter was just 13 years old with his former manager, Scooter Braun, having just discovered him after happening upon one of his early videos on YouTube.

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Credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images
Credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images

The star subsequently ended up being involved in signing Biebs to a record deal.

Flash-forward a couple years, and Usher went on to feature on Justin's 2010 hit, 'Somebody to Love', as well as featuring on a remix of the Canadian singer’s 'Peaches' in 2021 with Ludacris and Snoop Dogg, as well as writing some bangers for him.

So, you can see why so many viewers were certain they'd catch a glimpse of the dynamic duo on Sunday night.

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One X, formerly Twitter, user joked: "Justin Bieber and Usher recreating this at the Super Bowl could solve world hunger, end global warming, clean the oceans, build villages."

A second hit out: "Usher brought all those people on stage and not one of them was Justin Bieber."

Credit: PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images
Credit: PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images

"Count your days Usher," warned a third, "whoever is responsible for Justin not performing. You deprived us of this."

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A fourth slammed: "USHER DIDN’T BRING OUT JUSTIN BIEBER FOR THE SUPER BOWL!"

"Missed opportunity for Justin Bieber to come out," echoed a fifth, while a sixth quipped: "I guess we’re just gonna have to wait until they give Justin Bieber a halftime show."

Another added: "Usher such a deadbeat why he ain’t bring out his son?"

A final X user resolved: "I guess we’re just gonna have to wait until they give Justin Bieber a halftime show."

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Time will tell.

Topics: Justin Bieber, Super Bowl, Music, Sport, Celebrity

Rhiannon Ingle
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