Justin Bieber Declines Super Bowl Gig, Chooses Quiet Music Production Over Major Performances

Justin Bieber Declines Super Bowl Gig, Chooses Quiet Music Production Over Major Performances

Justin Bieber, the global pop sensation, has reportedly turned down the opportunity to join Usher on stage for the Super Bowl halftime show, signaling a significant shift in his attitude towards major live performances.

Despite disappointing fans with his absence during Usher’s record-breaking show, insiders reveal that Bieber is more focused on quietly making music rather than engaging in extravagant performances.

Bieber’s Decision and Lifestyle Shift

Sources indicate that the 29-year-old “Sorry” singer has communicated his disinterest not only in the Super Bowl performance but also in major live shows in general.

Citing past issues with touring related to health concerns, Bieber now prefers a quieter, home-centric lifestyle.

Drawing a parallel with fellow singer Zayn Malik, the insider suggests that Bieber aims to stay out of the spotlight and occasionally release music without committing to extensive world tours or grand performances.

Usher’s Challenge in Convincing Bieber

Earlier this month, it was reported that Usher faced difficulties convincing Bieber to join him for the Super Bowl show.

Bieber’s focus on health, especially after experiencing facial paralysis two years ago due to Ramsay Hunt syndrome, was noted.

The syndrome, according to the Mayo Clinic, may lead to temporary or permanent hearing loss and facial paralysis.

Super Bowl Fallout and Lil Jon’s Insight

While Bieber did not appear at the Super Bowl, Usher managed to assemble an impressive lineup, including Alicia Keys, H.E.R., Lil Jon, Ludacris, Will.i.am, and Jermaine Dupri.

Rapper Lil Jon later revealed that Bieber “wasn’t really ready” for such a large-scale return, citing the demands of rehearsal, responsibility, and public attention.

Bieber’s Intimate Set at Drake’s History Club

Contrary to his Super Bowl decision, Justin Bieber did perform an intimate set at Drake’s History Club in Toronto ahead of the 2024 NHL All-Star Weekend.

This marked his first live show in over a year, indicating a more selective approach to live performances.

Usher and Bieber’s History

The history between Usher and Bieber dates back to 2008 when the R&B star took a 14-year-old Justin under his wing.

Usher signed him to a joint venture with talent manager Scooter Braun, leading to their collaboration on “Somebody to Love,” the second single from Justin’s debut studio album, My World 2.0.