— Usher Raymond IV (@Usher) October 14, 2015
The pop star reportedly surprised a throng of locals when he biked through Logan Circle and Dupont earlier this afternoon. And on his birthday, of all days.
Two Whitman-Walker employees said they spotted “The Voice” coach leaving the Filson (1534 14th St. NW) near the health center around 1 p.m. today.
“My colleagues were totally shocked, yes,” said Shawn Jain, Whitman-Walker’s director of communications. “I did not see him, but they retold me the story, and they couldn’t contain their excitement. We wonder what he’s doing here.”
Other locals took to Twitter to describe meeting the man famous for melting hearts and just totally destroying the charts in the late ’90s and early 2000s:
Usher just rode past me on a bike. Usher is totally allowed to ride on the sidewalk.
— Molly O'Toole (@mollymotoole) October 14, 2015
— Errick McAdams, CPT (@ErrickPT) October 14, 2015
Usher just rode pass my job on a bike not motorcycle a damn bicycle
— Erica Sharnee' (@_EricaCreamer) October 14, 2015
Just said what's up to usher on a bike at 13th and L st
— Jayski (@Jay30002) October 14, 2015
— Whitman-Walker (@whitmanwalker) October 14, 2015
You guys, I just saw @Usher!
— (Stephanie) Slade (@sladesr) October 14, 2015
Today, Usher. Friday, Guy Fieri. Ah, the magic of Dupont Circle.
— Robby Soave (@robbysoave) October 14, 2015
Photo via @Usher