Usher visited B96 in Chicago, Illinois to talk with J Niice about his One Night Stand tour. The R&B superstar talked about wanting to do something special for the ladies on this tour, and how the guys reap the benefits, how the music game has changed since when he was coming up and how there was a greater appreciation for bands and live performance back then, teaming up with Ne-Yo, wanting to work with Kanye West, dancing with Michael Jackson and James Brown, and more.
Usher also commented on the election of Barack Obama as the 44th U.S. President. “It says progress for us in America,” Usher said. “To have an African American president is no different than Tiger Woods going in the PGA. It’s no different than Serena and Venus being who they are. I guess that this is just another indication of what we can do as African Americans in America. We came to this country as slaves, and we never got our 40 acres and a mule. So it’s cool to take 50 states and the White House.” Watch the interview below.