‘How Insecure This Generation of Men Are!’: Claressa Shields Lauds Alicia Keys’ Husband’s Response to Super Bowl LVIII Performance Controversy

Published 02/12/2024, 3:05 PM EST

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All one can speak about right now is the Super Bowl. The tremors of this gigantic event have reached the boxing realm. The sport’s GWOAT, Claressa Shields, reached the coveted Allegiant Stadium to be a testament to this iconic night of football. As she did that, she showed off the expensive fashion in which she spent the weekend in Las Vegas.

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Last night, the Super Bowl LVIII saw the natives of the game, the Kansas City Chiefs, battle off the San Francisco 49ers, securing their win in a very lethal-leveled game. The iconic sporting event, which is also known for its history-making entertainment programs, especially the halftime show (remember, Rihanna’s performance last year?) raised eyebrows for a rather intimate performance between popstars, Alicia Keys and Usher. While backlash for their performance has begun, the undisputed middleweight champion defended the same.

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Michigan-based Shields reached Las Vegas, where for the first time, the coveted Super Bowl took its course. Dressed in her best, with bold eye makeup, and excitement up her sleeve, the undefeated fighter was in attendance at the special half-time show featuring Alicia Keys and Usher, where they performed their hit-duet, “My Boo.”

As Usher took a backseat in the middle of his 13-minute-long performance, he let the Grammy-winning performer do her thing. The pair then joined forces to recreate the magic their 2004, “My Boo” had earlier invoked among fans. However, a sizeable sect of the viewers found the chemistry inappropriate and took to the internet to air their thoughts. Shutting these critics, her husband, Swizz Beatz, shared a rather long post defending his wife and her performance.

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Concurring with him, Shields wrote on her X, “I love Swizz Beats response! It was nothing wrong with how Usher & Alicia Keyes performed together! This just shows how insecure this generation of men are!”

So what did Alicia Keys’ husband, Swizz Beatz, write?

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Swizz Beatz Defends Alicia Keys

Defending his wife and celebrating the performance, Beatz wrote, “Y’all talking about the wrong damn thing !!! y’all don’t see that amazing dress covering the entire stadium…Tonight’s performance was nothing but amazing with 2 amazing Giants ! Congrats @usher and my love @aliciakeys that song is a classic…We don’t do negative vibes on this side we make history.”

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While America rejoices in the Chiefs’ victory over the 49ers, they also remain engrossed in the discussion that ensued in the wake of Usher and Keys’ performance. Do you agree with Shields’ stance? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Mohammed Shafiulla

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