Usher wants to headline the Super Bowl Halftime Show

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Usher wants to headline the Super Bowl Halftime Show

Usher may have just manifested his way into one of the most coveted performance slots of all-time: the NFL Super Bowl Halftime Show.

During an interview with Access Hollywood‘s Scott Evans at the Flipper’s Roller Boogie Palace pop-up in Los Angeles, California — a party which paid homage to the late ’70s roller rink of the same name — the R&B crooner shared his thoughts on potentially headlining a Super Bowl Halftime Show.

According to the Atlanta native, he’s got the hits, so there’s no question he’d jump at the opportunity.

“I’d be a fool to say no,” Usher said. “Well, I mean, you know, things line up that we would all hope. You know, one day that moment will happen.”

While he has yet to headline the big game himself, Usher is no stranger to the Super Bowl stage. During the Super Bowl XLV Halftime Show in 2011, he appeared as a special guest during the Black Eyed Peas’ performance to deliver a duet of “OMG” with

The California quartet were the first “urban” act to perform at the Super Bowl in seven years after the fallout surrounding Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson’s 2004 performance when Ms. Jackson’s breast was exposed, resulting in CBS being slapped with a $500,000 fine along with extensive outrage from viewers.

The Grammy Award-winning singer also nodded to legendary performances such as Michael Jackson, Prince, and Dr. Dre before revealing the Super Bowl Halftime Show is on his “bucket list.”

The rumor mill has been buzzing with talk of Usher headlining the show ever since Rihanna — along with her yet-to-be-born special guest — brought the roof down at Super Bowl LVII in February. However, some have questioned whether his catalog, which includes classics like “Yeah!,” “Love In This Club” and “My Way,” would be a winning set for the big show.

During an interview with AP News earlier this year, the “My Boo” singer admitted he was honored to be a part of the discussion.

“What I am thankful for is the fact that there’s even any conversation about me — period,” he said. “I feel humbled that at this age and this juncture of my life, people still have to ask the question, (even) after all of the No. 1s that I’ve had and all the diamond (selling songs), that I have enough records to perform 15 minutes.”

He added: “If I were ever asked to perform at the Super Bowl, of course I would definitely be into it.”