Dressed in a matching sparkly bodysuit, the croaky first note of Keys’ hit If I Ain’t Got You caught the attention of some on social media — before she quickly redeemed herself.
When H.E.R. took to the stage, for U Got It Bad and Bad Girl, several people mistook her for North West — Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s eldest daughter.
But it was the arrival of Lil Jon and Ludacris for a mash-up of Turn Down for What and Yeah! that really set social media alight.
While Usher’s former mentee and collaborator Justin Bieber was in Las Vegas for the game, those hoping for an on-stage appearance from him were left sorely disappointed.
Usher’s many costume changes also got many people talking.
Overall, some thought Usher well and truly rose to the occasion.
But others were left with a sour taste in their mouths, reminiscing about halftime shows gone by.
With the score tied at the end of regular play, the Chiefs claimed a 25-22 victory in overtime to make them back-to-back champions, following up their win against the Philadelphia Eagles at last year’s Super Bowl.