Yvette Nicole Brown Stalks Usher at The Voice Season 4 Premiere Party

Entertainment Mar. 21, 2013 AT 7:20PM
Yvette Nicole Brown; Usher Yvette Nicole Brown; Usher Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images; Giulio Marcocchi/startraksphoto.com

Yvette Nicole Brown set her sights on Usher during season 4 premiere party for The Voice in Hollywood March 20. While chatting with Us Weekly on the red carpet, the Community star bolted -- mid-interview! -- to chat up the new mentor.

"To do a successful stalk you have to cage your prey," Brown joked before greeting the multiplatinum singer by the venue's entrance. When she returned to Us, the 41-year-old actress was visibly excited by their encounter. "He touched my arm! Usher just asked how I was!" she said. "I told him I'm fine! We had our moment! The stalk is on!"

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Half-joking, she asked a pool of reporters, "Did anyone get that on camera? No? It's okay." Brown added that this was "the first time" she's ever met the 34-year-old "Scream" singer. "He's so cute!" she raved. "Did you guys see him in his little red shoes?"

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If Brown were a contestant on The Voice, she'd pick Usher over Shakira, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine -- but not for the reasons one might think. "He has discovered a superstar. He has made a superstar," she said, referencing Usher's protege, Justin Bieber. "So far he is the only of the four that has done it."

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Shelton, 36, would be Brown's backup choice, "because he really nurtures and he takes his people on tour with him and stuff," she added. "I've watched the show from the very beginning! I love this show!"

The Voice returns Monday, March 25, at 8 p.m EST on NBC. Community airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. EST on the same network.

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