Nicki Minaj Rumors
Ariana Grande was objectively terrible at the halftime show of the NBA All-Star game. She got bailed out by Nicki Minaj, who saved the show from being a complete disaster. Utah Jazz forward Rudy Gobert had some strong words about the whole thing (then later deleted the tweet): Rudy Gobert: No Ariana don’t go ass to ass with Nicki you got no chance lol
There were plenty of celebrities at Barclays Center night for Saturday’s festivities. The list included rappers Nicki Minaj, Common and Ludacris, singer Rihanna, comedian Kevin Hart, tennis icon John McEnroe, boxer Floyd Mayweather, actors Adrian Grenier and Michael Rapaport and director Spike Lee.
Deron and I have actually known each other for a little bit. We met at an All-Star Game a couple of years ago. I was out partying one night, and here he comes into the club with a whole crew of guys. It was a Nike party in L.A. two years ago, and so he comes with his crew, and there’s no room in the entire thing. We had a little room, and so his whole crew starts talking to us and shoves their way into our table. We had an awesome night that night. We had a blast. Kanye West was onstage — Kanyeezy! Was that the same party where your old friend Steve Nash got a lap dance from Nicki Minaj? [Laughs] Nah, that was at a different party. So I’ve had Deron’s number since then, and we were texting sometimes. And he knew I wanted him to come here. We talked when it was all in the process. I didn’t fly up on July 1. I wanted him to come. Cubes had to film freaking Shark Tank. I just watched that for the first time the other night. I still didn’t. I still refuse to watch it. It was actually not bad. I haven’t seen one episode and I probably won’t ever see one.
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.”