Singer and Cleveland Cavaliers part-owner Usher performs the national anthem prior to Game Four of the 2015 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena on June 11, 2015 in Cleveland.
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June 20, 2015 11:08 AM EDT

In a Facebook Q&A session promoting his appearance at the upcoming Essence Music Festival, Usher spoke about the legacy of Michael Jackson, his hobbies and how he has managed to stay relevant and successful over the course of a long career. “I’ve evolved and done many other things, but it’s because I started early,” he said. “I kept myself surrounded by people who were positive, people who had something to offer.”

The singer continued: “All your choices determine your outcome.”

The full question-and-answer session, with questions submitted by fans via Facebook, is available at the Essence Festival’s page.

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