Usher worried he was too old to play himself in glorious ‘Hustlers’ cameo


There comes a time in every Hustlers showing when audiences must lose their shit, collectively, completely, and with no hope of return. 

Yes, I’m talking about the moment when “motherfucking Usher” shows up at the club. 

Appearing as a 2008 version of himself, the singer-songwriter cameos in this Robin Hood-esque tale of strippers besting their clients. A deadly combination of nostalgia, bravado, and sex appeal (with thematic resonance to boot), Usher’s brief Hustlers appearance is already being called the best celebrity cameo of the year — and with good reason. 

“It was our biggest day on set,” director and writer Lorene Scafaria recalls for Mashable. “Of course, we had 300 extras, we had a crane, and you have got to bring out the green lasers for Usher. We had all the girls on stage dancing. Honestly, I had tears in my eyes because it felt like a Renaissance painting. I just couldn’t believe how gorgeous it was to see them all up there together in front.”  Read more…

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