Usher has more confessions.
The R&B superstar is teasing the long-awaited third installment in his legendary “Confessions” series. During a performance at “Live from the Cricket Lounge” in Los Angeles on Monday, Usher debuted a new song containing cryptic lyrics.
“Remember that time I was sitting up sick, couldn’t sleep in the middle of the night? / You said, ‘Babe, let me take you to the ER’ / I said, ‘Nah, Ima be alright’ / Well, the next day I found out from fuckin’ around that the sickness I had was life / And I was fixed to keeping the decision to keep it / Knowing I had to get rid of it.”
He added, “You thought what you put on me from Part 2 was the realest shit” before asking the crowd, “You realize what I just told you? You don’t realize it, huh?”
Fans had different theories about what Usher was singing about, including a possible pregnancy and abortion and even a ually-transmitted disease.
Jermaine Dupri, who produced “Confessions” and “Confessions, Pt. II,” reposted the clip, writing, “And you thought part 2 was the realest shit ? #Confession3.”
It’s unclear when the full track will arrive. A year ago, Usher hinted at a potential sequel to his 2004 album Confessions as well as a new collaboration with his “Yeah!” collaborators Lil Jon and Ludacris.
In December, Usher dropped “Don’t Waste My Time,” a collaboration with Ella Mai. He is set to headline the Lovers & Friends Festival in May with Lil Jon and Ludacris.