Lil Dicky has never been afraid to bare all for his art, and if you see him stripping down to his skivvies at any upcoming concerts, you can thank Usher for the visuals.
The rapper-turned-actor stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! to promote the latest season of his eponymously titled sitcom, Dave, which premieres on FXX on April 5.
During his chat with Kimmel, he revealed that seeing Usher in concert when he was younger shaped the way he approached his live performances as he grew into his rap persona.
“I see this man on stage, and I remember weeping [while] watching him,” he said, “as he would strip down into his underwear. And honestly, I now, strip down to my underwear when I get shows, because of Usher.”
Lil Dicky (real name Dave Burd) subsequently told Kimmel that he got to tell the R&B legend all about that influential concert when he made a special cameo appearance on the show, and he “thought it was cool.”
In addition to Usher’s special guest appearance on the new season of the show, Rick Ross, Killer Mike, and Machine Gun Kelly are all also slated to stop by. Other guests set to appear in the comedy series include Don Cheadle, Megan Fox, Demi Lovato, Travis Barker, and more.
Past seasons of the show featured celebrity cameos with the likes of Trippie Redd, YG, Lil Nas X, J Balvin, Doja Cat, Rae Sremmurd, Kourtney Kardashian, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kendall Jenner, and Justin Bieber all showing up in previous seasons.
Discussing the growth of the show, Lil Dicky told Consequence: “I remember Season 1, it’s like, ‘Take my word for it. This is gonna be great. We had rappers who were supposed to be in Season 1 not even show up, you know, and I’m just sitting there on the day like, ‘What’s going on this season?’ To say we’re in the big leagues now would be an understatement as far as the talent we were able to bring. People in the industry, especially artists and creatives, I think they can relate to the struggle of the people on the show.”
Lil Dicky stars alongside his hype man GaTa as well as Taylor Misiak, Andrew Santino, Taco (Travis Bennett), and Christine Ko. Season 2 wrapped up in 2021 giving those who were late to the party plenty of time to catch up on the 30-minute episodes.