NBA All-Star Weekend

Feb
21
Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, & Ameriie Close Out All-Star Weekend

Nicki Minaj

Young Money said farewell to 2011 NBA All-Star Weekend in grand style. Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj hosted an All-Star finale party at Boulevard3 in Hollywood following Sunday’s game. A blonde-haired Nicki held court in the balcony as Weezy smoked his cigar and drank juice from a bottle of smartwater. Cash Money’s DJ Khaled entertained the crowd and the beautiful Ameriie was seen flashing her engagement ring on the red carpet.

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Feb
21
Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, & Rihanna Attend NBA All-Star Game

Jay-Z and Beyoncé

One week after the Grammys, the stars once again packed the Staples Center in downtown L.A. for the 2011 NBA All-Star Game on Sunday (Feb. 20). There was no shortage of star power, with a who’s who of entertainment’s biggest names seated courtside to watch the NBA’s East and West divisions face off.

Hip-hop’s royal couple Jay-Z and Beyoncé held court in the front row, along with Lil Wayne, Drake, Bruno Mars, Diddy, and Lenny Kravitz. After her halftime performance with Drake and Kanye West, Rihanna took a seat next to Justin Bieber, who couldn’t stop smiling as he chatted up the red-haired siren.

Yeezy greeted Weezy and John Legend snapped a pic of his girlfriend Christine Teigen seated in the lap of Chicago Bulls mascot Benny the Bull. Ciara, Ne-Yo, and Keri Hilson posed on the magenta carpet prior to making their way inside.

Gaze at all the star sightings below.

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Feb
20
Video: Rihanna, Drake, and Kanye West Perform at 2011 NBA All-Star Game

Rihanna and Kanye West

Birthday girl Rihanna, who turns 23 today, provided the halftime entertainment at Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. A stunning RiRi performed a medley of her hits including “Umbrella,” “Only Girl (In the World),” and “Rude Boy,” bringing out surprise guests Drake and Kanye West for “What’s My Name?” and “All of the Lights.” Watch music’s all-stars bring their A-game to the court.

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Feb
20
Video: Melanie Fiona Sings Canadian National Anthem at NBA All-Star Game

Melanie Fiona

Melanie Fiona represented for her native Canada by belting the Canadian National Anthem “O Canada” before the NBA All-Star Game at the Staples Center in L.A. on Sunday (Feb. 20). Past performers include fellow Canucks Nelly Furtado and Tamia. The R&B songstress was followed by Josh Groban, who sang the U.S. National Anthem.

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Feb
20
Video: Keri Hilson and Bruno Mars Perform at NBA All-Star Pre-Game Show

Bruno Mars and Keri Hilson

Keri Hilson and Bruno Mars kicked off the NBA All-Star Pre-Game festivities outside of L.A.’s Staples Center on Sunday (Feb. 20). Miss Keri showed off her toned abs while performing her hits “Pretty Girl Rock” and “Knock You Down” on the outdoor stage, throwing in a plug for the East team at the end.

The Grammy-winning Bruno Mars seized his moment by singing a reworked version of his No. 1 hit “Just the Way You Are” and new single “The Lazy Song” as the crowd waved their hands in participation.

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Feb
20
Chris Brown Entertains at Snoop Dogg x adidas All-Star Event

Chris Brown

Chris Brown captivated partygoers during NBA All-Star Weekend by performing his hits at adidas and Snoop Dogg’s party at The Standard Hotel in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday (Feb. 19). Breezy, dressed in a leather jacket, white bow tie, and L.A. Kings hat, danced to “Yeah 3X” and brought Busta Rhymes to the stage for “Look at Me Now,” both singles off his forthcoming album F.A.M.E.

Miguel delivered a glowing performance, Run-DMC’s DMC kicked it old school, and the evening’s host Snoop welcomed out-of-towners to his hometown as Game, Chaka Khan, and Cee Lo Green looked on.

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Feb
20
Jay-Z and LeBron James’ 5th Annual Two Kings Dinner and After-Party

Young Jeezy, LeBron James, Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Ne-Yo

The biggest names in showbiz and sports collided at Jay-Z and LeBron James’ 5th Annual Two Kings Dinner and After-Party presented by Bing in Los Angeles on Saturday (Feb. 19). The most exclusive event of NBA All-Star Weekend attracted Rihanna, Kanye West, Drake, Dwyane Wade, Melanie Fiona, J. Cole, Young Jeezy, and a non-photographed Beyoncé, who dined at upscale eatery Craft as DJs D-Nice and Mick Boogie provided the evening’s soundtrack.

The festivities continued over at the Creative Artists Agency (CAA) building, where the glitterati were joined by Ciara, Jamie Foxx, Brandy, John Legend, and Amber Rose, who partied until the early hours of Sunday morning.

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