R&B singer Usher, along with rapper Ludacris, hosted the 54th International Streetball Championships, which were held at George Carpentier stadium overseas in Paris, France Saturday (Jun 27).
If you were wondering where Usher was Sunday night during the BET Awards, he already had plans to be overseas this past weekend and was unable to catch a plane in time to make the show. His publicist released a statement, which includes Usher saying that he plans on working on some sort of tribute when he returns to the U.S.
“It is with regret that I am unable to participate in the BET Awards Tribute to Michael Jackson on June 28th,” Usher said in a statement from his publicist. “When the BET Awards producers and organizers reached out to me to participate in the tribute, I was extremely flattered and humbled by the opportunity to pay tribute to the world’s greatest musical icon. Unfortunately, I am currently overseas and would not make it back in time to the Awards show. I look forward to seeing the show and I plan to work on a tribute to Michael Jackson when I return.”