Usher Talks The Making Of The 'She Came To Give It to You' Video

'I'm throwing y'all way back,' says the singer.

Usher absolutely killed the 2014 VMAs, let’s just get that out of the way right now.

Not only did he serve up an iconic performance of the Nicki Minaj-assisted “She Came To Give It To You,” but he also debuted a teaser for the accompanying dance party-esque music video.

The clip's visuals were cinematic and very unexpected, so we just had to ask the Everything You Can Imagine singer exactly how much involvement did he actually have in the treatment?

“For me, it felt like, ‘Let’s go against the grain of what you think this song’s gonna be about’,” he told MTV News’ Sway Calloway. “But also, too, give you what you feel you were getting ready to get.”

And those shots of Usher onstage under the nostalgic spotlight? That was a nod to the prohibition era speakeasy.

“It’s a bit seedy,” he added. “I’m throwing y’all way back.”