The NBA All-Star Game has long been a music star-studded affair, and this year, Nicki Minaj, Pitbull, Mary J. Blige, Ne-Yo and Will.i.am will be among the artists heading to Orlando for the big game. The showdown between basketball all-star teams will air on Feb. 26 on TNT.
Pitbull and Ne-Yo will team up for the All-Star Game halftime show to perform their former Hot 100 chart-topper, "Give Me Everything." Rihanna rocked the halftime show at last year's NBA All-Star Game, bringing out Drake and Kanye West during her performance, and more "special guest performers" are promised for this year as well.
Meanwhile, Minaj will perform a medley of her singles, including her brand new cut "Starships" and her smash hit "Super Bass," during the All-Star Game introductions. Blige has been tapped to perform the U.S. national anthem prior to the game, with pop group Neverest delivering the Canadian anthem.
On Saturday, Feb. 25, Will.i.am and Flo Rida will perform during the NBA All-Star Saturday Night events, which include the NBA Slam Dunk Contest and Three-Point Contest. The Black Eyed Pea will play his solo single "T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)," while Flo Rida will perform his pop hit "Good Feeling."
Gym Class Heroes and J. Cole are among the artists performing at the NBA All-Star Pregame Show, it was announced on Wednesday (Feb. 15).
Will the impressive musical lineup later this month be enough to keep Magic star Dwight Howard in Orlando? Time will tell.