It was a night full of music and reminiscing about all the good Clinton has been able to do with his “Diplomacy Rock Star” status since leaving the White House in 2001. But all that money and do-gooder-ness is probably not why Usher’s going to remember last night’s festivities.
It wasn’t just rock (and pop) stars like Lady Gaga, Usher, Kenny Chesney, Stevie Wonder and half of U2 who came out for Saturday night’s A Decade of Difference concert at the Hollywood Bowl, which served as both a 10-year celebration of the global works of the Clinton Foundation as well as the belated 65th birthday party for President Bill Clinton himself (Bono and The Edge even took time out from their set to croon “Happy Birthday” to the former commander-in-chief).
But while the night did, at times, take on a serious tone, those were interspersed between moments like Usher suffering a major wardrobe malfunction, Lady Gaga having her own presidential Marilyn Monroe moment, and Ashton Kutcher taking the stage to an onslaught of cheers.
He was followed onstage by Usher, whose three-song set was so rousing that somewhere between “Yeah” and “Oh My God,” the R&B superstar’s pants split—though thankfully nowhere that comprised his modesty too much. Instead, Usher was forced to complete his set with his left thigh (and only his left thigh) bared—he made sure of that by holding his pant leg together during some of his more potentially exposing dance moves.
We’ll take “Signs You Need To Give Up The Singing And Dancing On Stage ‘Cause Beiber Is Making You Rich Anyway For $1000,” Alex.
Check out a few pics from the event below