Usher’s music is predominantly R&B, although it also includes pop and other genres. He has sold over 80 million records globally, making him one of the best-selling musicians of all time. Usher recently stated that Verzuz is incapable of handling his massive song list.
Usher feels his catalog is too vast for any Verzuz opponent, let alone the platform itself. During a recent appearance on the People’s Every Day podcast, the R&B veteran flexed his resumé and dismissed the competition, while also addressing the possibility of him participating in Swizz Beatz and Timbaland’s popular fight series. In fact, Usher claims that the only person who could compete with him in the Verzuz ring is himself.
I think if you ever came to my show, you would understand that I don’t even think a Verzuz could handle all of the songs that I have to be honest. It’s like, I could do it by myself. But I don’t wanna do that. That’s not the purpose of Verzuz, me versus me.
But I think it’s great. It’s great to celebrate music. But the appreciation of it starts with understanding what it is and how long has it taken to do this legacy. And if you choose to compare it, what are you comparing to? Are you comparing it to itself?
Usher went on to add that he is in a different league when it comes to hit records. “I’m a different animal, man,” he added. “I’m cut from a way different cloth man. And when you put those songs on, I’m telling you, I don’t think anybody in the world would want smoke with them songs.”
Usher’s remarks contrast with those he made in July concerning a potential Verzuz showdown with Chris Brown, whom many feel is the most logical match-up for the Confessions singer. Usher denied speculations of a heavyweight R&B battle but did not rule it out in the future. “There was a flyer that was put together. It’s not official, no, we’re not doing that,” he explained.
But I can appreciate what I see. Nah, there’s no Verzuz. I don’t think y’all ready for nothing like that. You might be ready for something like that on stage, maybe in the future. Stay tuned.
As previously reported, the 43-year-old accepted the King of R&B title, which has sparked much debate among fans and musicians alike. We’re not sure if it’s pride or overconfidence. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.
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