Despite being from Chattanooga, Tennessee, Usher has made a name for himself in Las Vegas because to his iconic musical career.
The singer has performed his fair share of one-off shows and his My Way residency in the city and now, he’s being honored with a key to Las Vegas.
On Tuesday, the city celebrated the R&B star with a ceremony conducted by City Councilman Cedric Crear and Mayor Carolyn Goodman, who declared October 17 to be “Usher Raymond Day.”
“Councilman, thank you so much for this momentous moment. I know the efforts that go into doing something like this and I don’t take it for granted. I wanna thank you for your belief in the future and your ability to be able to recognize those things that actually do grow your city. I am someone who is not just contributing by way of entertainment, but also to the heartbeat of the city.” said Usher in a speech.
During a recent Las Vegas show, Usher payed homage to Dr. Dre by playing some of the legendary producer’s iconic singles: “Forgot About Dre,” “The Next Episode,” “Still DRE” and “Nuthin’ But A “G” Thang.” He even rapped Eminem’s hook from “Forgot About Dre”
You can watch the performance below: