"He's a friend, he's a brother, he's a passionate artist," Usher said while introducing Breezy.
The first night of the fourth annual iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas had many surprises up its sleeve, from a ferocious Ariana Grande-Nicki Minaj duet on "Bang Bang" to an unannounced performance from Alicia Keys to Will.i.am and Pete Wentz joining Steve Aoki during his wall-shaking set. But no unexpected artist earned as many screams as when Usher brought out Chris Brown to perform the latter's current single "New Flame," an appearance that apparently almost didn't happen due to Brown's probation terms.
"I'd like to introduce this young man that I've gotten to know," Usher said. "He's a friend, he's a brother, he's a passionate artist and I have a fortunate opportunity to have shared a song with him."