Usher Reveals He Once ‘Babysat’ Beyoncé
Usher revealed that back in the day he was tasked with watching over Beyoncé and her group mates from The Dolls. In a conversation with Capital Breakfast With Roman Kemp in the U.K., the “Superstar” crooner said he got the gig by being in the same studio session as Beyoncé.
Usher said at the time, Beyoncé was around 11 or 12 years old. It took place at Daryl Simmons’ home.
“[Daryl Simmons] was working with them at the time, and I just happened to be over there and they were working on a session. I kind of found my way into being their like, I don’t know, chaperone, nanny, or something like that — the oldest person in the room,” Usher explained.
Beyoncé was in The Dolls prior to her start on Destiny’s Child which consisted of she, Kelly Rowland, Michelle in the former years. Beyoncé and Usher would soon collab for “Love in This Club, Pt. II” which also featured Lil Wayne. That song was released in 2008 and is on Usher’s album Here I Stand.
Most recently, Beyoncé made a guest appearance on Travis Scott’s Utopia for the song “Delresto (Echoes).” Right now, Beyoncé is still trekking on her Renaissance World Tour in support of her Grammy-winning album Renaissance. The tour was announced on Feb. 1 and she hit the road in May, playing Sweden, France, Germany, and more. However, once Beyoncé hit the North American leg of her tour, she began breaking records. For her July 29 and 30th performances at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey she generated $16.541 million for a total of $33 million. She broke the all-time record for the highest-grossing concert by a woman and for a Black performer.
Starting tonight (Aug. 11) Beyoncé will be heading to Atlanta to perform at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium to perform for three nights.