Top Highlights From Usher’s “Lovers & Friends” Festival

Usher’s “Lovers & Friends” Festival was eventful, with many surprising moments that got fans buzzing. Several highlights left fans talking, from Chris Brown’s backstage altercation to Ginuwine’s tumble on stage. SOHH dives into some of the most noteworthy moments at the festival.

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Chris Brown’s Backstage Altercation

During Missy Elliott’s set, Chris Brown got into a physical altercation backstage. In a clip, Brown shouts “I got, I got it,” while others try to mediate the situation. 

Brown later responded to the altercation on Instagram, claiming that he intervened to let people know his child was backstage. 

“Y’all been geeked all weekend, y’all dragging it now,” Chris Brown said.”It was mad people backstage and security was trying to clear everyone off the stage. People started pushing back. I INTERVENED to let them know MY CHILD WAS BACK THERE. So y’all can keep ya narrative.” 

After rumors of beef circulated, fans were left confused about whether there was really beef between Usher, Chris Brown, and Teyana Taylor after Usher performed Brown’s “Party.” Taylor was also spotted dancing along to the song in the audience.

Usher Brings Out Ari Lennox

Fans went wild when Usher brought out Ari Lennox to perform “Pressure,” where he happily danced along in the background as she sang.

Usher & Muni Long Perform

Usher also brought out Muni Long, where they performed an unreleased version of song “Hrs & Hrs” together, sending fans into a frenzy.

Ginuwine Takes A Tumble

During Ginuwine’s set, he fell off the stage while performing, almost taking one of the sign language interpreters with him. Despite the fall, Ginuwine continued on with his performance.

Lil Kim’s Dance Version To Lil Uzi Vert’s “Just Wanna Rock”

Lil Kim’s dance version to Lil Uzi Vert’s hit song “Just Wanna Rock,” quickly went viral on Twitter.

Summer Walker Gets Body-Shamed

The “Girls Need Love” singer performed in a pink ensemble at the festival and was body-shamed on Twitter for her Brazilian Butt Lift surgery, which was evident while she performed.

Lumidee Performs “Never Leave You”

Usher brought out Lumidee, where she sang her 2003 hit, “Never Leave You,” which Nicki Minaj recently sampled for her hit “Red Ruby Da Sleeze.”

There were rumors of beef between Chris Brown, Teyana Taylor, and Usher, but their performances at the festival suggested otherwise. 

Usher’s “Lovers & Friends” Festival may have been a tad chaotic, but it was not the first hip-hop event to experience some drama. Trey Songz was recently banned from 50 Cent’s Tycoon Weekend due to unprofessional behavior, causing a ruckus.

In addition, for fans who missed out on the festival, many hip-hop artists are going on tour in summer 2023. Check out who else is hitting the road.