Nicki Minaj, Pitbull + More Performing at NBA All-Star Game
The NBA All-Star Game is turning into a performance venue on the level of the Super Bowl. Maybe it’s not quite as high-profile, but the star power at the annual event is just as big. This year, Nicki Minaj, Pitbull, Ne-Yo and Flo Rida are among the artists who will be taking the stage during All-Star weekend.
Billboard reports that Minaj, coming off the spectacle of her Grammy Awards exorcism, will play ‘Super Bass’ and her new single ‘Starships’ as part of the festivities before the game on Sunday, Feb. 26. Mary J. Blige has the honor of singing the national anthem, while Pitbull and Ne-Yo will team up for ‘Give Me Everything’ at halftime.
Gym Class Heroes will appear during the pre-game show on Sunday, playing ‘A– Back Home,’ while J. Cole will play ‘Work Out’ and ‘Can’t Get Enough.’ Flo Rida and will.i.am get to perform at Saturday night’s )Feb. 25) Slam Dunk and Three-Point Contests. Flo Rida will perform his smash hit ‘Good Feeling,’ and will.i.am will try to prove he’s ‘T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever).’
In addition to these performances, Billboard also reports that Common, Ne-Yo and ‘The Voice‘ Season 1 champ Javier Colon will also perform at the NBA All-Star festivities. According to Billboard, the men are set to perform at the “2012 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, which will air live from Orlando on Feb. 24.”