Usher stopped by Power 105.1’s “The Breakfast Club” to talk his upcoming UR album and UR Experience tour. Chatting it with DJ Envy and Angela Yee, Ursh also touched on his other endeavors, including his part ownership of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Tipping his hat to LeBron James, the singer gave King James his props for pushing the envelope.
“I do think that it’s always been him being and thinking ‘bigger than,’” he said. “Even deciding to leave Cleveland and then making his way back. All of it had to do with traveling the road less traveled.”
Hitting his 20-year anniversary since the release of his debut album, Usher also talked his upcoming UR Experience tour, which he calls a celebration of his career span.
“The experience, reaching out to other genres and ideas, I want to bring all that stuff together,” he said. “I wanna bring everybody in one room and celebrate. And I’ll probably be finished with it while I’m on tour, and just start introducing certain records.”
“The Breakfast Club” also talked the tour’s opening act, August Alsina. Comparing him to his previous tour opening acts like Kanye West, Usher discussed mentoring August and giving him a larger outlet.
“It’s offering that window and offering that opportunity. I’m still keeping with that. It’s what Janet Jackson did for me. It’s what Mary J. Blige did for me. It’s what Puff, P. Diddy & The Family did for me,” he said. “So I’m doing the same thing. So it is a bit of mentoring, but also a bit of recognizing that he’s at a place where he’s growing.”
Watch Usher’s chat with “The Breakfast Club” in the video above.