Saturday 1 October 2016

Usher 'would love to live in UK'

Published 08/06/2015 | 00:06

Usher performed in London as part of the Mastercard Priceless gig (Paul Hampartsoumian/PA)
Usher performed in London as part of the Mastercard Priceless gig (Paul Hampartsoumian/PA)

Global superstar Usher has revealed he would love to "do a stint" and live in the United Kingdom for a bit.

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Usher performed at a private performance for 400 fans as part of a campaign which has seen him surprising his fans around the globe.

He said: "I'd love to live in London, and I'd love my kids to explore the culture, the languages, everything. I've always wanted to do a stint in London."

The event, held at at the London Symphony Orchestra's St Luke's venue in London, saw him doing an intimate performance of some of his greatest hits like You Make Me Wanna, OMG, Climax and Good Kisser.

Bond girl Naomie Harris and singer Labrinth were among the celebrity guests watching the show.

Talking about the Priceless Surprises campaign, he said it has been a way to connect with his fans.

"I wanted to bring it back to being personal and give something back to my fans."

In February this year he surprised a fan in the US, by dressing up as a street performer and dancing for her before revealing his identity.

He joked he'd made around "25 dollars" before revealing his identity, and said the experience had been nice to "see it through different eyes".

The singer revealed he is also working on a new album and movie.

When asked what he thought he would be doing if not in music, he said he thought music would always have been in his future.

He said: "I think your destiny finds you, no matter what it is, it will find you."

He also revealed that growing up, he had tried playing various sports, but was never any good.

"I tried my hand at different sports - everything from basketball, to baseball and tennis. I wasn't very good at them."

He commented on the athletes of today, saying: "Is everyone taller than me, are they growing or am I getting shorter?"

Having recently travelled to Germany and Morocco, he found time to take in various artworks in the latter.

When asked if he was thinking of venturing into art himself, Usher said he considers his music and other various brands and products he associates himself with as an art form in themselves.

Now a father of two, he joked saying: "I am a good finger painter and I do good chalk drawings on the drive."

:: Usher performed at an exclusive MasterCard Priceless Gig as part of the Priceless Surprises campaign.

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