While the world remains on lockdown, Usher takes it back to the good ol’ days before self isolation in the star-studded video for his Ella Mai collaboration “Don’t Waste My Time.”
The R&B superstar throws the ultimate house party at his Moroccan estate in the celebratory clip, directed by LeSean Harris. After checking his drip in the mirror, he heads to the kitchen where a feast of seafood and dessert awaits, prepared by none other than Snoop Dogg, who gets his Salt Bae on.
The guests start arriving including Ella Mai, Christian and Justin Combs, Evan Ross, and Eric Bellinger, while Jermaine Dupri mans the turntables. With his friends chilling poolside, Usher goes live on Instagram as synchronized swimmers show off their moves.
Comedian Jamie Kennedy tries to crash the “cookout,” but gets stopped at the door. “You’re doing too much. I’m about to revoke your honorary black card,” says Usher before inviting him inside.
The feel-good vibes continue as the gracious host hits the dance floor with his guests and his sons, one of whom is sporting a Kobe Bryant shirt.
Usher debuted the J.D.-produced track back in December. He has been in the studio working on a new album, his first since 2016’s Hard II Love, which will reportedly feature his “Yeah!” collaborators Lil Jon and Ludacris. Last month, he teased “Confessions Part III,” the third installment in his “Confessions” series.