Ladies get ready. Fresh off his headlining tour with Monica, Trey Songz is gearing up to hit the road with fellow R&B lothario Usher on his “OMG Tour” beginning November 10 at Seattle’s KeyArena. Before he took the stage at last week’s “So Kodak” concert with Drake, Rap-Up.com captured a few moments with the “Bottoms Up” singer, who told us how the pairing came about and which of his tourmate’s tunes stay on repeat.
How did you link up with Usher?
Well, Usher and I first started collaborating work-wise on the “I Invented Sex (Remix),” but we’ve known each other for a while and he’s always been someone I could come to for advice. Furthermore, he’s paved the way for guys like myself to even do what we do. So to go on tour with Usher, who’s now at iconic status—I believe—and for me to be involved and to know that I mean something to the tour is an amazing feeling.
What kind of influence has he had on your career?
Well Usher was one of the first young sex symbol kind of artists of my generation. It’s because of guys like him that I’m even able to do this.
What are your favorite Usher songs?
“Nice & Slow,” some of the earlier Usher stuff, “You Make Me Wanna…” and “Burn.” He’s had hit after hit after hit after hit.
How is this going to be different from your last tour?
You’re going from theaters to arenas and you’ve got me sharing the crowd with Usher. Different things go into the mind when preparing for the show.
I’m sure the audience will be packed with ladies…
Yeah. Ladies galore [laughs].
Lots of panties onstage…
That’s what we aim for. Woo!
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