Swizz Beatz has openly responded to the scene of Usher hugging his wife, Alicia Keys, from behind during their performance at the Super Bowl 2024 halftime show. Despite some viewers expressing concern over the interaction, Swizz Beatz redirected the conversation to highlight the positive elements of the night. On Instagram, he praised the performance as "nothing but amazing" and congratulated both Usher and Alicia Keys, especially noting their performance of the classic song "My Boo."
Swizz Beatz, whose real name is Kasseem Dean, made it clear that he is not one to focus on negative vibes. Through his post, he conveyed his focus on celebrating history-making moments rather than dwelling on potentially controversial aspects of the performance.
Having been married to Alicia Keys since 2010, Swizz Beatz used this moment not only to support his wife but also to celebrate their joint art exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum titled "Giants." Alicia Keys' appearance on stage with Usher was just the beginning of a series of star-studded performances that night, contributing to the overall success of the halftime show.
The halftime show itself was a spectacle, with Alicia Keys being the first of several guests to join Usher, including other major artists like Jermaine Dupri, Lil Jon, and Ludacris. The performance included a mix of Usher's hits, making it a memorable part of the Super Bowl 2024.