Diddy, Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dogg and Nelly all helped the singer-producer deliver the goods.
Pharrell Williams continued his year-long hot streak with a hits-laden, crowd-dazzling performance at the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday night (Feb. 16) at New Orleans Arena, as part of the Entertainment Series presented by Sean John at Macy's. Performing during the player introductions in the Big Easy, Williams flaunted chart-topping hits while inviting Nelly, Snoop Dogg, Diddy and Busta Rhymes in on the fun.
Introduced by reigning NBA MVP LeBron James as "Skateboard P," Williams rolled off his debut single "Frontin'" in front of a throng of shrieking women in the audience before bringing out Nelly to toss out his Neptunes-produced smash "Hot In Herre." Jay Z wasn't on hand for the next song, "I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)," but Williams quickly ended that hook as Diddy and Busta Rhymes rose onto the stage from a platform below to perform "Pass The Rock This Way," a basketball-minded revamp of their 2002 single "Pass The Courvoisier, Part II."