Nicki Minaj, Mary J. Blige, Ne-Yo, Pitbull, Join NBA All-Star Game Festivities


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(Can we expect this at the NBA All-Star game?)

By Gil Kaufman

We already told you that Nicki Minaj was planning to pull off a TV triple double by appearing with Madonna at the Super Bowl, performing on the Grammys and bringing Roman Zolanski to the NBA All-Star Game. On Thursday, the bench for the 61st annual game – which airs on February 26 – got way deeper, when Mary J. Blige, Ne-Yo, Pitbull, will.i.am and Flo Rida were added to the lineup.

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Pit will take on halftime duties to perform his #1 hit “Give Me Everything” with Ne-Yo, while Nicki will hit the stage with her new single, “Starships” and play “Superbass” during the introduction of the All-Star players. Mary will sing the National Anthem before the game and will and Flo will post up for the All-Star Saturday night for a run through “Good Feeling” before the Sprite Slam Dunk contest. “The Voice” winner Javier Colon will do the National Anthem honors on Saturday night.

For the first time ever, the Sprint pregame broadcast before the big game will feature a concert as well, led by Gym Class Heroes and featuring J. Cole, acapella group Pentatonix and singer Kayla Brianna.