Super Bowl LVIII is set to be an electrifying face-off between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers, vying for the coveted Vince Lombardi Trophy. The event is generating significant buzz, particularly for the halftime entertainment, where music legend Usher is slated to give a highly anticipated performance at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. Amidst the excitement, speculation abounds regarding the presence of Taylor Swift, the 2023 TIME Person of the Year. Swift, currently in a relationship with Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, has been a familiar presence at NFL games in recent months.
Swift recently performed in Tokyo on February 10 as part of her Eras Tour’s Japan leg. Despite the time zone difference, with Japan being 17 hours ahead of PST, Swift is reportedly making her way back to the U.S. in time for the Super Bowl. The Japan Embassy in Washington D.C. assured fans on February 2 that the singer could fulfill her performance in Tokyo and still attend the Super Bowl, leveraging the time difference to her advantage.
While Swift’s potential appearance at the game is newsworthy, there’s a growing clamor among fans for her to join Usher during the halftime show. Despite having never graced the Super Bowl stage, and without any collaborative tracks between the two artists, Usher and Swift have shared the stage before.
A moment from 2011 has come back into the spotlight, showing Usher and Swift performing together during her “Speak Now” tour. The two sang Usher’s 2004 hit “Yeah!” at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, with Swift donning a purple dress, emblematic of her Speak Now era, and even rapping parts of the song typically performed by Lil Jon and Ludacris.
This blast from the past has ignited excitement on TikTok, with fans sharing the footage and expressing hope for a Super Bowl reunion. One viral TikTok video, captioned with a nod to Swift’s song “Wildest Dreams,” fantasizes about the 2024 halftime show featuring the duo.
Other users question the likelihood of Swift joining Usher onstage, while some simply express enthusiasm for the idea, imagining the halftime show as a standout moment with Swift’s participation.