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Usher Curating Macy's 4th Of July Fireworks

Usher Curating Macy's 4th Of July Fireworks

Usher has signed on to celebrate this Independence Day as the curator of Macy's annual 4th of July fireworks display in New York. The event sees the R&B crooner pairing his sounds with the impressive pyrotechnics display.

In a statement, Ush said that he's always been a fan of fireworks but has had trouble putting on a proper show in the past.

"This year, I'm not burning my thumbs," he said. "And I'm not going to break my neck trying to get away from that firework that I lit. 'Cause I try that every year — to do the big firecracker in my backyard where I light the wick, or you gotta light five of them and run away from them before it shoots off. I tried that sh*t, it didn't work."

He added that it's been a labor of love pulling this year's show together.

"I have agonized over making sure that the show is perfect — from giving them visual references, giving them design cues, colors, ideas," he said. "I mean, I wanted to see a winking smile. I hope to see hearts and stars in the sky. If I have a song called 'Diamonds' — can we have diamonds in the sky?"

by RTT Staff Writer

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