Usher has been making some boss moves for his latest LP, Here I Stand. Who else can commandeer appearances from both Jay-Z and Beyoncé, not to mention Will.I.Am, Young Jeezy and Lil "This is th-the remix baaaa-baaaay" Wayne?
"The remix to 'Love in This Club' features the Queen and ... one of the illest," Usher began to tell MTV Base of the version featuring Wayne and Beyoncé, whom he's dubbed the Queen of R&B.
Trumpeting Weezy F. Baby, he said, "Wayne, pound
for pound, is one of the illest in the game, and I wanted it to be something that would be a surprise, be a shock. Have shock value. That's what the remix is all about. 'Damn, did you hear the remix? It's crazier than the original. I like it more.' I just think it's great. Plies actually did a verse on it as well. He came with it. Everybody basically did their thing, and I am very happy that I was able to put that one in."
Although it's still unclear whether or not Ush will be dropping a video for his mega-reworking, he just let loose a video for another single, "Moving Mountains." The clip starts exactly where the video for the original "Love in This Club" ends, with Ush walking out of a steamy nightspot only to see everything around him including the venue he just exited in shambles. In "Moving Mountains," he has to climb to the highest peak to find his love.
Here I Stand comes out on Tuesday (May 27). The singer also confirmed to MTV Base what Polow Da Don told MTV News several weeks ago: that Polow was responsible for putting Young Jeezy on "Love in This Club," a move Usher obviously didn't mind.
"Jeezy is one of the greatest rappers of our generation," the singer noted.