Usher Headlines Superstar-Filled 2016 Hot for the Holidays Concert [Gallery]
Usher headlined Saturday night’s (Dec. 3) Hot For The Holidays at Newark’s Prudential Center — and he had some help from a few friends, too: Travi$ Scott, T.I., Young Thug, Flex & Friends, Fat Joe, Remy Ma, French Montana, Young M.A. Phresher, Lil Yachty, Joey Bada$$, Jidenna and Kehlani all hit the stage as well throughout the night.
The featured artists performed a super-set, coming out one after the other and playing 10 minute sets each. Young Thug, however, was reduced to a 30 second set after storming off stage upon throwing a fit due to sound issues. The rapper reportedly missed soundcheck while he was on his way to the arena and literally dropped the mic on his way offstage.
An interesting moment cam between the outburst and when they picked the concert back up from a 30 minute delay: to keep the show going, the station’s DJ entertained the crowd, calling out attendees from the NJ, Bronx, Brooklyn, Harlem, Newark and various parts of the tri-state area to shout out in pride to represent their respected areas while congregating to the biggest rap show of the year.
After much anticipation, Usher finally took to the stage performing a 6-set song to close the night.
Check out photos of Usher’s performance up top, and his Hot For The Holidays set list below.
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