Christina Aguilera brought her big voice to the Big Apple for the 2015 NBA All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden on Sunday.
Before the player introductions, the pop diva kicked it off with a tribute to the City That Never Sleeps. Christina, who welcomed her daughter Summer Rain last August, emerged from an apple to perform a medley of New York hits including “New York, New York,” “On Broadway,” “Living for the City,” and “New York State of Mind.”
She then introduced “New York’s finest, Nasty Nas.” Dressed in a bomber jacket and Timberlands, the New York kingpin spit his Illmatic classic “N.Y. State of Mind.”
For the finale, Christina returned to belt out Jay Z’s “Empire State of Mind” and “New York, New York” with The Rockettes.
In between taping the new season of “The Voice,” she has been in the studio working on her new album with Da Internz, who described the sound as “caviar ratchet.”
Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj provided the halftime entertainment, while Tamia sang the Canadian national anthem and Queen Latifah performed an acoustic version of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”