Janelle Monáe and Friends Headline NBA All-Star Halftime Show

Janelle Monáe and Verdine White

The NBA paid homage to the Big Easy with a funky halftime performance from some hometown superstars at Sunday’s All-Star Game. New Orleans native Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue kicked things off followed by blues icon Dr. John.

Gary Clark Jr., who performed “The Star-Spangled Banner” on guitar earlier in the evening, shined with “Bright Lights” before introducing Janelle Monáe.

The Electric Lady served up the title track off her latest album and joined the legendary Earth, Wind & Fire for the rousing finale of their ’70s classic “Shining Star.”

Check out their soulful salute to Nola below.

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  1. Realistically

    Wow. A singer, a rapper, and an amazing performer. People looking for someone take over the reigns now that Lauryn Hill is gone … look no further. Introducing, Janelle Monae.


    Mandela Barb Reply:

    @Realistically, stfu, bandwagoning ass ho. You’re speaking as if you’ve BEEN down for the cause when I’ve been holding down Janelle since 2009. But no love lost, she needs as many fans as possible. Janelle has been a boss ass bitch, and she should have been received a Grammy, but whatever. I’m really excited about her making these recent appearances, Cindy is working!



    My baby Janelle got soo much swag. Love her.


  3. Andy

    the world doesn’t deserve someone like Janelle


  4. booger

    JDBass is the greatest ever


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