Usher is under pressure these days.
The burden of being the next Michael Jackson would take its toll on any man. Not sure who is pressuring him to assume that role, but he feels under the gun.
"You know, we lost Michael Jackson. A lot of pressure is on me," he confesses to the Daily Star, and while "I don't mind taking it," it's also not an easy task.
THE NEXT MJ? It's a challenge, but Usher won't back down.
"I want to make sure that you get that type of experience that leaves you saying, 'OMG'. The impression I like to leave is that this guy is really stepping it up to a level where people can hopefully compare me to Michael Jackson."
"I basically tear myself apart inside, emotionally, energetically, connecting with you and making sure that you enjoy this moment."
Dude ... chill.