The NBA's All-Star Weekend has long been one of hip hop's most celebrated annual sporting events, and this year there are several hip hop notables taking part in the league's festivities. Numerous stars, ranging from Pitbull to Nicki Minaj will be heading to Orlando to perform during All Star weekend.
Flo Rida and will.i.am are performing at Saturday events that weekend. Rappers Common and J. Cole are among the celebrities tapped to participate in the 2012 All-Star Celebrity Game.
Minaj is scheduled to perform during the game's introductions, with Mary J. Blige singing the U.S. national anthem.
Miami rapper Pitbull will team up with R&B singer Ne-Yo for the game's halftime performance.