Justin Bieber, Usher -- so bromantic at the Grammys
Justin Bieber and Usher were oozing with love for each other at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, and it continued backstage, our friends at Awards Tracker tell us.
Before taking the stage together, the audience and viewers at home got to see a tidbit of Bieber's audition video for Usher, above, when the newly minted teen idol belted out "U Got It Bad."
The pair shared a moment about the audition onstage, then went on to perform a tame version of Usher's "OMG" after an acoustic version of Bieber's "Baby" and "Never Say Never" with Jaden Smith, complete with acrobats and airborne ninjas. But now we wonder, will Usher be taking Will Smith's baby boy under his tutelage too?
But if viewers didn't get enough of the bromance onstage, backstage Usher fielded more inquiries about his protégé than queries about his own wins for male R&B vocal performance and contemporary R&B album. (The Biebs went home empty-handed despite a bevy of nominations.)
"Obviously, I would have preferred Justin to have won, but I've been here before and haven't won," Usher said.
Then the Biebs swooped to the podium and leaped onto Usher's back to finish the interview. Want to know what Bieber had to say about Usher? Read it at Awards Tracker.
-- Nardine Saad
Photo: Justin Bieber, left, and Usher perform during the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center Sunday. Credit: Kevin Winter / Getty Images