Summer might be slipping away, but the heat was searing on Monday’s Chelsea Lately when hip hop artist/music mogul Usher and host Chelsea Handler flirted at a level that was best fit for cable TV.
It all started when Handler, 36, asked the My Boo singer, 32, if the rumor is true that he travels with a hot tub to relax in at the end of a long day.
Usher confirmed the rumor, explaining the hot tub makes for “a little after-party motivation.
“I normally do it alone, but if you decide you wanna come back stage we can play in there!”
“You know what?” Handler said, before bringing up the mogul’s prized protégé. “Justin Bieber tries to pull this s**t when he comes on here — now I know where he learns it from!”
Handler added she’s “too big for” Bieber, to which Usher remarked, “But you’re not too big for me.”
Handler — who once dated rap star 50 Cent — said the problem with a potential hook-up would be that she has “no rhythm” and “can’t dance.”
No problem for Usher, apparently.
“That’s alright: You just let me handle the rhythm,” Usher said, to which Handler replied, “I’ll just hold onto you — as long as I have something big to hold on to, then.”
“Absolutely — there’s plenty to hold onto,” the R&B hitmaker bragged.
“Well thanks for coming onto the show,” Handler said, wrapping up the dirty discussion.
“I didn’t quite come on the show,” Usher quipped back.