Usher and Kimora Lee Simmons have a history of creating steamy moments. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the music video for Usher’s hit single “Nice & Slow,” starring Simmons as the then-newcomer’s love interest. Over the weekend, the two proved their chemistry is still strong.
On Saturday, Simmons attended Usher’s My Way: Las Vegas Residency show with Kim and Khloé Kardashian, but she then became part of the R&B icon’s performance.
As the sold-out crowd cheered on, a bare-chested Usher pulled Simmons out of her VIP seat and they relived their moment from the 1998 video. He said, “She was this tall back then,” as he began serenading Simmons while holding her close.
The model and Baby Phat founder blushed as the eight-time Grammy winner continued to give her special attention.
Their moment ended when the “Confessions” singer joked, “I know our exes are somewhere like ‘what the f**k are they doing.'”
He then directed her to “have a seat, baby” before proceeding to feed her a chocolate-covered strawberry. At this point, Usher was singing lyrics from his new single, “GLU.”
Unsurprisingly, the clip is making its way around social media, with fans agreeing the two can still cause a scene together even decades later.
“Nice & Slow” is the follow-up single to “You Make Me Wanna…” off Usher’s sophomore studio album, 1997’s My Way. The sexy slow jam also became his first of nine No. 1 singles on the Billboard’s Hot 100.
Directed by Hype Williams, the stunning video features Usher zipping around the streets of Paris on a mission to save his girlfriend (played by Simmons), who is kidnapped during their date.
To commemorate My Way‘s 25th anniversary back in September, the singer released a deluxe edition of the now-iconic LP, which features new versions of three songs — “My Way,” “You Make Me Wanna…” and “Nice & Slow.” There’s also a mini-documentary detailing how the project remains timeless, in Usher’s words.
“This was the first time as an artist I was confident enough to tell anybody, ‘Yo, this is what I want to do. This is where I’m at. This is who I am.'”
My Way spent 79 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart and has gone seven-times platinum as of 2022.
Usher’s “You Make Me Wanna…” single earned him his first Grammy nomination for best male R&B performance.
In case you missed it, check out the mini-documentary below: