Justin Bieber no longer has any interest in performing big live shows, which is why he reportedly turned down the opportunity to join Usher on stage for his Super Bowl halftime show, insiders claimed, but he’s still interested in making music.
The Sorry singer, 29, disappointed fans when he didn’t show up during Usher’s record-breaking performance at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas last Sunday, despite widespread speculation that he might show up.
Instead, the pop superstar was spotted watching the Kansas City Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers from the comfort of a suite, alongside his wife Hailey, 27.
Justin made the decision not to perform because he prefers to quietly make music rather than put on a show, according to insiders, who have claimed that he now likes to blend in like fellow singer Zayn Malik.
Justin Bieber turned down Usher’s invitation to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show because he no longer has any interest in playing big live shows, a source told DailyMail.com.
Usher delivered a record-breaking performance at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on February 11, prior to the Kansas City Chiefs’ victory.
“Justin not only told Usher that he wasn’t interested in participating in the Super Bowl, but he also said that he doesn’t want to do much when it comes to acting,” a source told DailyMail.com exclusively.
“He’s had problems in the past with touring, whether it was his health or his mental health that caused him to cancel tours, but he just lost interest in doing a major world tour.”
“He’s with Hailey doing their thing and maybe recording some music, but it’s a bit of a homebody.”
Comparing Justin to former One Direction singer Zayn, the source continued: “He likes to stay in the shadows and occasionally put out music, but a full world tour or big performances at an awards show or the Super Bowl just don’t suit him.” good”. right now.
“It’s not a big interest or something that motivates him now at all.”
Earlier this month, it was reported that Usher was having a difficult time convincing Justin to join him on the show.
At the time, sources told DailyMail.com that the Beauty and the Beat hitmaker was “focusing on his health” after suffering facial paralysis two years ago.
Justin went public with his temporary facial paralysis, a symptom of Ramsay Hunt syndrome, just days after being forced to cancel dates of his Justice World Tour in June 2022.
Justin and his wife Hailey were seen enjoying the show from the comfort of a private box.
Although Justin didn’t perform, Usher managed to attract several musical guests, including Alicia Keys (pictured).
SHE (pictured) also took the stage, alongside artists including Lil Jon, Ludacris, Will.i.am and Jermaine Dupri.
According to the Mayo Clinic, the hearing loss and facial paralysis associated with the syndrome is temporary, however, it can become permanent.
Although Justin didn’t show up, Usher managed to attract Alicia Keys, HER, Lil Jon, Ludacris, Will.i.am and Jermaine Dupri for his epic performance.
After the show, rapper Lil Jon also revealed that Justin was “not really ready” to return in front of the masses.
Speaking to TMZ Live, he said: “We wanted to put Justin on the show, so we had the idea of doing a version of the show with Justin on it.
‘But I think Justin just wasn’t really prepared. That involves a lot of rehearsal, a lot of responsibility, a lot of time and a lot of eyes.
‘I don’t know if I was ready to do all that, you know?’
Justin agrees to be a ‘homebody’ with his wife Hailey, whom he married in 2020, according to inside sources.
Usher took Justin under his wing in 2008 and helped propel him to stardom.
That being said, Justin held an intimate performance at Drake’s History Club in Toronto ahead of the 2024 NHL All-Star Weekend.
The concert marked their first show in more than a year.
Justin and Usher go back a long way, with the legendary R&B star taking then-14-year-old Justin under his wing in 2008, when he was at the peak of his stratospheric rise to fame.
At that time, Usher signed him to their new joint venture, along with talent manager Scooter Braun, and the pair collaborated on Somebody to Love, the second single from Justin’s first studio album, My World 2.0.