R&B crooner Usher Raymond was noticeably missing from the One Love Manchester benefit concert in Manchester, England on Sunday.

The 38-year-old father-of-2 wisely skipped the concert after 7 people were killed and 48 injured during coordinated terrorist attacks in London, England on Saturday.

Fans took to Twitter.com to question Usher's whereabouts after the concert ended.

"I just remembered something, where was Usher?" one user Tweeted.

Usher was scheduled to take the stage with Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams and other American stars.

Earlier on Sunday, Usher shared links to websites where fans could tune into a livestream on his Twitter page.

He also posted an emotional video message, but he gave no indication that he wouldn't perform.

"My heart is with you Manchester, I'm so sorry for all your loss and all the pain you've been through," he said, adding, "My family and I send our heartfelt condolences."

The concert raised over $3 million for the victims of the suicide bombing at Ariana's concert in Manchester on May 22.

But Brits questioned whether it was appropriate for "attention-seeking" American celebs to go ahead with the concert just hours after another terror attack on British soil.

A Daily Mail UK reader wrote: "I don't know but the last thing I wanna see is ariana and katie in their usual lingerie get up singing for the victims."

Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

  • tintin

    don't blame him one bit.

  • Yoni7

    I want to see his kids. I know they've gotten big.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Love Ms. Usher's unisex jacket. ?

  • JV

    I don't understand why it was a "wise decision." No one from the concert (that I know of anyway) was injured in the London attack. Granted, England's not the safest place at the moment, but Usher would've been fine.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    I said yesterday actually I didnt want Ariana going back to honor anything. This. The rest of her tour. Nope. run them their money back if its an issue. Its dangerous. I have a daughter her age. And I would be worried damn senseless if it was mine.

  • Hell_On_Heelz

    LOVE Usher. And I don't blame him either. US needs to worry about home grown terrorism. Steady cleaning up other folks mess, where we have enough of our own!

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    I have zero idea, how I would be if I were an entertainer but it irks me to see Black entertainers rock non Black designer wear, esp after you read, so many stories of rich and wealthy Blacks being discriminated against in Designer stores.

  • stav

    That jacket is so feminine!

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    That too.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Because it proved he is not an attention whore like the others who rushed over there for the press coverage. If they really cared they would have opened their pockets and donated.

  • stav

    I feel you, you never see Black entertainers shouting out Tracy Reese, Ozwald Boateng, Duro Olowu, etc. It is pretty sad.

  • Yardgirl

    I don't blame him one bit!! My sister is going on a Mediterranean cruise in a few weeks and I wish she would cancel. It is a very expensive cruise but the treat outweighs the safety concerns. Scary times we living in!!

  • Justlooknout

    Dear Usher let me hold them broches.

    Loyal Fan

    Confession, listened to that 3 times yesterday..hubby was like you need to tell me something. Oldie but goodie.

    PS send them Sandra in care of Justlooking

  • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

    I'm pretty sure they could do both. It doesn't have to be one or the other

  • Faithz

    We are in the drop top looking for a place to
    zip the do.

  • Faithz

    So on point.

  • Faithz

    Better safe than Sorry.

  • Faithz

    Yes I would love to see them too.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Sandra, have you seen the Blue Ivy ballet video? All the other girls have their hair in a bun. Blue is the only child with a headfull of braided weave.

  • Faithz

    Me either.

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    Don't events such as concerts usually get cancelled in this type of circumstance?

  • SunnyChi

    Why does that matter to you? Smh

  • Yoni7

    He/she is anti-ethnic.

  • stav

    By unisex , I'm sure you mean female, there is NOTHING masculine about that jacket!

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    Well for this generation, feminine is the new masculine.

  • starbright9449

    Beyonce let Blue rock afros for the first 2.5 yrs of her life. At 3yrs old I noticed Bey started getting her hair done in twist outs and puff puffs as I like to call them. I don't see what all the fuss was about. It disgusted me that blacks talked about a toddlers fro but now they're mad cause he hair wasn't laid and slayed in a bun? Lmaoooo.

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  • Quitedeliteful

    I'm glad they didn't cancel the concert. The world can't give in to the fear... (Me, I wouldn't have gone but I'm not mad at those who did.)

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    I was being generous.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    She's teaching her daughter that she doesn't have to follow rules, and when grows up and has to get a job at McDonald's....

  • FallenOne

    And she was letting blues hair grow.

  • stav

    I know, but you were too generous!

  • IamAllnatural

    I don't blame Usher bc black folks won't hesitate to avoid a potentially dangerous situation. Hopefully he makes a nice donation. But that was a nice gesture from those celebrities that participated. Praying for London...??

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Well, I did refer to him as "Ms. Usher." ?

  • BlahBlahBlah

    Yup, we aint lookin for the noise in the woods or going to the haunted mansion, pass.

  • Ryan

    Is that a woman's jacket? Interesting.

  • dontgetblocked

    Don't blame him. They blowing up folks and slitting throats in London. I'd keep my black azz home.

  • http://motherofcolor.com Motherofcolor.com

    True, recitals all call for buns as hairdos. Our daughters' dance school requires that as well.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    There's a time and place for everything. I have no issue with children being allowed to assert their individuality but if they're going to participate in a group function, adhere to the rules.

  • Renay Peters

    All the travesties that occur on U.S. soil wheres the outrage and benefit concerts...I agree with the Brits...attention seeking at its best...smdh

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Sending prayers, and strength to the people of London. Rest In Peace to the victims.

  • sunni_daze

    Usher aint no fool if it can happen once it can happen twice.

    But really, I found it rather sick that they would even have a concert after the attack. Almost as if this attack was a way to increase ticket sales for the next show. I know it sounds wrong, but I put nothing pass any of them.

  • sunni_daze

    Why yes, yes it is a woman's jacket. Seems to be the in thing..men wearing women's clothes.

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  • Yoni7

    AND NOW it's combed and folks STILL have an issue. Fukk folks!

  • Molly Church

    The entire situation is "Heartbreaking"?. However, I will never understand why parents were there with children as young as six years old. ? A few of them were among the dead. Much of her music has tons of "Sexual Lyrics" I just find it rather "Strange?

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    Ariana could've easily asked these same performers to donate money instead of returning to the "scene of the crime". Everyone in that arena in Manchester were probably paranoid AF.. She definitely capitalized off this tragedy though. She had to think of a way to make back the money that she lost out on from the cancelled shows.

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    The same reason my mom let me listen to Spice Girls when I was that age. I don't know if she knew that some of the lyrics were inappropriate, but she knew that I liked them and that they made me happy.

  • Allihave2say

    Did they have a benefit for Katrina? How about the BL lost?

  • Allihave2say

    Blue's hair is in individual braids. It's possible her rubber band broke or she took it off herself right before going on stage. The show must go on regardless.

  • Storm’s Rage!

    Usher has gotten fine as h8ll in his old age. I dont like Ariana ahss. Bihsh is nothing more than a glorified karaoke singer.

  • Storm’s Rage!

    She mos def did, you would think that she was directly affected by the tragedy and she wasnt. She was long gone by the time every thing started.

  • Storm’s Rage!

    I wouldnt be surprise, with that donut licking bihsh.