The internet remains well and truly undefeated. Singing superstar Usher featured on PBS’ Tiny Desk Concert series last week and his performance has become an instant classic. However, it wasn’t his music that made all the headlines. Through the power of meme magic, one particular moment has had the internet in stitches and provided countless lols for keyboard warriors.
The moment in question came during his rendition of Confessions Pt II, where Usher looked deep into the camera, slid his hands in front of his face and whispered “watch this”. Not only did the crowd in attendance laugh, but Twitter went into a full-blown frenzy.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably seen a number of the clips doing the rounds on social media. To ensure you don’t miss any comedic gold, we’ve collected the best Usher “watch this” memes below.
Parents: “don’t act up”
A little kid:pic.twitter.com/yU5Z1kMquf
— Joi Childs (@jumpedforjoi) July 1, 2022
You: No need to warm up or stretch. I used to play ball (in high school).
Your back, knees & hamstrings: pic.twitter.com/W23SJeC7Lw
— Mark-Anthony (@MostMuscle) July 3, 2022
“You can’t just ignore your student loans and hope they go away”
— Jasmine (@JasmineLWatkins) July 2, 2022
The perfect meme doesn't exist:
— snack turner fan (@ApolloKeiko) July 3, 2022
Him: I’m glad you’re not crazy like these other women
— Khrissy Snow ❄️ (@lovelykhrissy) July 1, 2022
Moms: “Don’t you jump off of that!”
— Dije lo que dije (@_ogkeish) July 1, 2022
*Vacation PTO request denied*
— SKY DADDY👨🏾✈️ (@nonrev_ev) July 1, 2022
“You better not post one of those ‘Usher Yeah Watch This’ memes”
— MeWesley (@weszmarsh) July 3, 2022
Me: IT’S PAYDAY
My bills: pic.twitter.com/ONYn0fAjE4
— ZolaPaw⚜️ (@KoolKerm_) July 2, 2022
Me: seeing my 20th “usher meme” tweet on the timeline and think the algorithm can’t possible suggest more.
Twitter algorithm: pic.twitter.com/WkRsv8V8IT
— Suburban Shona. 🇿🇼 (@tinochitongo) July 2, 2022
When they say Uno but you got a draw 4 for they ass pic.twitter.com/yu5KXi9V9D
— hσtєl nírvαnα 🌹 ® (@fcckjulius) July 2, 2022
Me: I’m not watching this clip again.
— Jae (@_jaewilliam) July 2, 2022
Me: You can’t use the Usher Tiny Desk for every meme scenario
My RTs: pic.twitter.com/6uAgjtVY7r
— Thisisnatols (@thisisnatols) July 2, 2022
Me: The entire TL is that Usher meme. It's probably run its course.
— Jack M Silverstein (@readjack) July 3, 2022
You came for the memes but we recommend staying for the entire performance. Check it out below.