I had no idea that NBA games came with full-on pop concerts, but at the NBA All-Star game yesterday, everyone who wasn't at the Oscars was performing for basketball fans in Orlando.
Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Ne-Yo and Pitbull all performed their radio hits at the All-Star game.
Nicki performed new hit “Starships” and was flanked by dancers all dressed in white and silver stretch pantsuits to mimic the futuristic vibe of the song.
During the break down, Nicki and dancers booty popped for like 30 seconds. The crowd loved this, apparently.
Full disclosure: I can't stand this song, so I was incredibly relieved when she switched into a vintage performance of “Super Bass.” “Super Bass” was exactly like she always performs that song, pretty flawless, but you can tell she's pretty bored performing this song now.
The second performance featured Pitbull, Ne-Yo, Nayer and Chris Brown performing a giant set list comprised of “I know You Want Me,” “Krazy,” “Rain Over Me,” “International Love,” “Turn Up The Music,” “Give Me Everything.”
Let's just go through the highlights. Pitbull was dressed in an all-black suit, looking suave as ever. Also, he was wearing glasses indoors, because c'mon when does he not?
I was sad that Marc Anthony wasn't there for “Rain Over Me,” so the performance was mostly Pitbull fist pumping while they played Anthony's vocals.
Chris Brown appeared halfway through the set for “International Love” and kind of hung out in the back while Pitbull did his thing. You can tell Chris Brown wanted to bust out some backflips real bad.
The set even went into a bit of Brown's song, “Turn Up the Music,” and at this point the crowd went nuts and Brown bust out his signature dance moves. Also, kudos to Chris Brown for not lip synching this song for the first time ever.
Finally Ne-Yo, Nayer and Pitbull return for the finale performance of “Give Me Everything” and it was very good. The end.