Usher Hints at Rihanna, Jay-Z Collaborations

Usher is back in the spotlight and on the top of the charts, and he plans on staying there. The R&B vet has set his sights on a couple high-profile collaborations for this year.

While the bachelor is not looking to take Rihanna away from her boyfriend Matt Kemp, he does want to explore their chemistry on wax. “Me and Rihanna have been speaking about doing something together,” Usher revealed in a backstage interview at the 95.8 Capital FM Summertime Ball. “There is definitely something to wait for, I’ll say that much.”

In addition to the Barbados beauty, Usher hinted at a collaboration with Pitbull and Jay-Z. “There’s a few collabos that I plan on introducing a little bit later this year. Me and Pitbull talked about doing something,” he shared. “Jay-Z and I talked about doing something. It wouldn’t be the first time that we’ve done something together. There’s great respect. This will be our second time working together.”

Actually, it would be the third time the two have worked together. Jay asked Ursh to sing on “Anything” from his Kingdom Come album and Usher returned the favor by inviting Hov to rap on “Best Thing” from 2008’s Here I Stand.

Watch Usher perform “There Goes My Baby” on Monday’s “Lopez Tonight.”