Nicki Minaj, Mary J. Blige, J. Cole, & Pitbull to Perform at NBA All-Star Weekend

Mary J. Blige and Nicki Minaj

Music’s MVPs are hitting the court for the 2012 All-Star Game. The NBA has assembled a dream team of artists to provide the entertainment at this year’s festivities in Orlando, Fla.

Will.i.am, Flo Rida, and “The Voice” winner Javier Colon will kick off the weekend with a performance at NBA All-Star Saturday Night on February 25.

On Sunday, J. Cole and Gym Class Heroes will warm up the court by performing at the Sprint Pregame Concert, airing live at 5 p.m. EST on NBA TV.

“Dreams do come true,” said the Roc Nation rapper. “I got my call from the league. It’s my time. The first player to ever go straight to the All-Star Game.”

Fresh off her Grammy performance, Nicki Minaj will deliver a medley including her hit “Super Bass” and new single “Starships,” as the players are announced at Orlando’s Amway Center.

Mary J. Blige will sing the U.S. national anthem, while Pitbull, Ne-Yo, and Nayer will follow last year’s headliner Rihanna and perform during the halftime show. Other “special guest performers” are expected as well.

On February 24, Common and Ne-Yo will play in the All-Star celebrity game, with coaches Dwight Howard and Kevin Durant.

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19 Comments

  1. muzicholic2

    I sure hope Chris Brown is one of the “other guest performers”. He could do “International Love” with Pitbull and then give us his new single “Turn up the music.” Are you listening NBA? :)

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  2. BEAST

    Nicki is everywhere on this site! Big ups too her. Can’t wait should be dope! COLEWORLD got to kill this shit.

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  3. rim_pf

    all im saying is pitpull and neyo better kill that halftime show cause say what you want about her but ms rihanna gave a fuckin show last year i still watch that performance

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  4. Triniti

    This nigga is happy as hell lol

    Congrats, Cole! You’re 80% of the reason I’m watching this!

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  5. chance

    Ashanti should perform ugghhhh so tired of Mary J

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  6. BabyBump

    @Chance- Child don’t hate the Queen! Respect her

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  7. Fa

    WTF is wrong with everyones eyes and ears….Nikki kim clone clown is a hot mess…WTF is this wig??????????

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    N2deep Reply:

    @Fa, why isnt kim performing then?

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  8. RDK

    nice keep doing you nicki.

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  9. Diego

    mary j blige gonna kill it

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  10. Steve

    Yayy Mary and Nic performin at the Half-Time show. I love them.

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  11. xedos

    Should be Drake instad of pitbull. just cannot accept him as a rapper.

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  12. Puma Kamarullah

    watching this only to see J. Cole!!! Why not Drake instead of
    Pitbull?? He’s got the hottest song in the game right now #YMCMB #ColeWorld

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  18. dekaylabaskin

    nicki minja is killing

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