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Usher reveals he was once almost in a supergroup with Jay-Z, Pharrell, and Diddy

A photo of Usher in 2010.
Usher. (Shutterstock/Kathy Hutchins)

There have been some great supergroups in the world of hip-hop and R&B over the years – Westside Connection, TGT, and Black Hippy to name but a few.

The one Usher recently revealed he was almost part of, however, would likely have been the best, or at least the most famous, ever.

"Jay-Z, Pharrell, Diddy and me were supposed to be a group,” the superstar singer told Shannon Sharpe during an appearance on the former NFL star's "Club Shay Shay" podcast.

"I didn’t say ‘No.’ I didn’t say ‘Yeah,’" he said. "I think that we just got caught up. I think we all got caught up in the moment."

Usher revealed that he and the three others were having "secret meetings" about the possibility of joining forces, but the idea never came to fruition.

"We were talking about music and how we gon’ flip it and the business of it," he said. "And somehow, man, we just got distracted and it never happened.”

"That’s the one I actually wish would have happened," he added.

Being in a supergroup isn't the only thing Usher revealed to Sharpe that he's missed out on.

The 45-year-old, who is releasing his ninth studio album "Coming Home" later this month, also told Sharpe that he came close to starring in the movie "Dreamgirls."

"David Geffen reached out to me to be in 'Dreamgirls' and it just didn’t happen," he said.

Released in 2006, "Dreamgirls" chronicles the rise of a 1960s female group, taking heavy inspiration from the real life story of Motown Records and its first superstar act, The Supremes.

The filmed stars Beyoncé, Jennifer Hudson, Jamie Foxx, Danny Glover, and Eddie Murphy.

"I had everyone hitting me about this joint. I had Eddie Murphy hitting me, Brandy hit me up," Usher said.


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