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Usher Reveals He Almost Formed a Supergroup With Jay-Z, Pharrell & Diddy

Usher has opened up about how he nearly formed a supergroup with Jay-Z, Pharrell and Diddy.

The 45-year-old singer stopped by Shannon Sharpe’s Club Shay Shay podcast Wednesday (Jan. 31), where he made the revelation about the talented group that never was.

“Jay-Z, Pharrell, Diddy and me were supposed to be a group,” he said. “Yeah, that’s crazy. I didn’t say ‘No.’ I didn’t say ‘Yeah.’ I think that we just got caught up. I think we all got caught up in the moment.

“We was talking about it and having secret meetings about it. We were talking about music and how we gon’ flip it and the business of it. And somehow, man, we just got distracted and it never happened.”

Usher added that this is one of his career’s biggest regrets along with turning down starring in 2006’s Dreamgirls: “That’s the one I actually wish would have happened.”

It’s a busy time for Usher, who will be performing at the Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show in Las Vegas on Feb. 11 at Allegiant Stadium. To capitalize on the momentum of the Sin City SB performance, the “Yeah” hitmaker also has a new album on the way, titled Coming Home, which will arrive on Feb. 9, ahead of the big game.

Coming Home serves as Usher’s ninth studio album, and it’s a star-studded affair. Across the 20 tracks, he’s recruited Latto, Burna Boy, 21 Savage, The-Dream, H.E.R., Summer Walker and BTS’ Jung Kook to join him on the journey.

Watch Usher speak with Shannon Sharpe about the potential supergroup falling through the cracks below.

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