The NBA All-Star Game took place Sunday at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans. While the game featured lots of highlights, the event was fueled by big musical performances before the game and during halftime.
Oscar-nominated rapper Pharrell performed a medley of his hit songs before the show, including ”Happy” and “Get Lucky.” The hip-hop mega-reunion also included Nelly, Snoop Lion, Diddy and Busta Rhymes.
— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) February 17, 2014
Another pop culture icon also made a special appearance – Pharrell’s infamous hat from last month’s Grammys. The rapper debuted a red version of his hat near the end of the All-Star performance.
The wardrobe choice drew reaction from the “Pharrell’s Hat” Twitter account, which now has 19,000 followers.
— Pharrell’s Hat (@Pharrellhat) February 17, 2014
Basketball is just one part of the celebrity-driven All-Star weekend. Music has always been a big part of the festivities. In the past the NBA has asked top performers in music to play at the game, including Marvin Gaye, Lenny Kravitz, Beyonce and John Legend.
This year’s halftime show included Janelle Monae, Dr. John, Trombone Shorty, Earth Wind & Fire and Gary Clark Jr.