I don't know why, but when I first heard this song I didn't imagine Usher in a dapper white suite and tie. The whole aesthetic from the wardrobe to the pitch black background and dance moves screams Michael Jackson (no pun intended.) Does Usher's 'Scream' music video pay homage to the King of Pop or is it Usher calling himself the next King of Pop? I've included some MJ videos for your comparison.

Maybe Usher is going for the retro look. I'll let you decide.

And Michael Jackson's very different song and video for his song 'Scream'