By now, Twitter users should be cautious about messing with icons because fans don’t play.

One person seemed to miss the message. They went on Twitter claiming that Usher — yes, Usher Raymond IV — doesn’t have the hits to be a compelling Super Bowl halftime act, and viewers did not hold back in the comments.

“I know y’all think Usher should perform the next SB but I don’t think he has enough pop/hip-hop hits,” the user wrote.


Folks flooded their replies with disagreement.

“Friend, I hear you and I see you, but I don’t think that he needs more pop hits he has enough hits period,” one user replied.

“So what you’re saying is an R&B artist can’t carry the halftime show while also saying that you feel that Usher’s music isn’t widely known by white folks. That’s what I’m hearing you say,” another added.

“Some of y’all really don’t need music opinions,” one viewer wrote.

One user pointed out that Usher’s been around for a minute.

“Are you serious? His first album came out in like ‘95,” they wrote.

And another pulled up with the receipts.

“He’s got 18 songs in the Billboard Hot 100 aka crossovers. I think he can fit those in 13 mins,” they tweeted.

After all the hate, the user who didn’t think Usher had what it takes to headline the Super Bowl halftime show doubled down on their opinion.

“Y’all are being intentionally obtuse. Not R&B. Pop. Crossover hits. He doesn’t have enough *pop* hits for a *13* min medley performance. It’ll be ok. That’s not a diss to Usher the artist. Bc you don’t think they would’ve considered him?[sic]. Beyoncé would be a better choice,” they wrote. 


The response didn’t stop the criticism, and it only continued to fuel the fire. In light of this avid support from Usher’s fans on Twitter, perhaps the NFL should consider the 44-year-old for next year’s show.

As many fans pointed out, not only does Usher have R&B hits, many of which have crossover hip-hop appeal, but he also had many albums showing he was a pop star.

Surely everyone’s heard “Yeah!” in the club, often at establishments with mostly white patrons — not to mention “DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love” and “OMG.”

If anything, we’ve all learned today not to question the legacy of Usher Raymond.