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Usher defends intimate hug with Alicia Keys at Super Bowl

Usher shot down internet chatter over his tight hug with Alicia Keys during their duet at the Super Bowl 2024 Halftime Show

Some viewers were irked by the way Usher grabbed the “Fallin’” singer while they performed their 2004 hit song, “My Boo.”

The “Caught Up” singer told “Breakfast Club” radio show host Charlamagne Tha God on Monday that he and Keys’ husband, Swizz Beatz, had giggled over the furor.

“Absolutely, we laughed about it,” Usher, 45 shared.

“It’s crazy how people think,” he continued. “It’s all about how you present things, man, it’s all about love.”

Usher described their fiery duet as “literally about having fun because of a song me and Alicia made many years ago and we celebrate it because of the legacy of it.”

He added that there was “no disrespect” intended toward anyone.

Swizz, whose real name is Kasseem Dean, also hit back at the criticism a day after the Super Bowl.

“Y’all don’t see that amazing dress covering the entire stadium ⚡️🚨😂😂😮‍💨😮‍💨😮‍💨😮‍💨 Tonight’s performance was nothing but amazing with 2 amazing Giants!” he wrote alongside an Instagram carousel of photos of the performance.

The record producer, 45, who has been married to Keys since 2010, concluded

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