Rihanna closed out her weekend with a bang, performing a medley of her hits and bringing out Drake and Kanye West to perform during halftime of the 2011 NBA All-Star Game.
With a string orchestra providing music, Rihanna came out on stage singing her hit song “Umbrella.” The Bajan beauty then stripped out of the suit jacket she was wearing into a more revealing outfit to sing “Only Girl (In The World).” Dancers then hit the stage as she transitioned into another hit, this time “Rude Boy.” Soon after, Drake slipped onto the stage to perform his verse on Rihanna’s “What’s My Name?,” and was then followed by even more dancers.
The collection of songs’ apex arrived when Kanye West, sporting a shiny red, extra snug pants, rose from the stage while a band began performing the opening notes of “All of the Lights.” Kicking his rhymes animatedly, the song closed out the performance. The Louis Vuitton Don’s name was ringing this weekend. Friday evening he performed his single “H.A.M.,” minus Jay-Z at a release party for Kobe Bryant’s The Black Mamba film. Also, Ye’s music was played throughout televised coverage of All-Star weekend and he debuted his new video for “All of the Lights” on Saturday.
Needless to say, the tweets had plenty of commentary.
“digging the strings. one of my fave songs of the last ten years. "Umbrella" #Rihanna,” tweeted @danamo
“Rihanna doesn't stay fully clothed for long. God bless her. #nba #allstargame,” tweeted @Allahschild
While many were appreciative of Rihanna’s outfit, some were not too enthused with her singing.
“Rih looks AMAZING...Oh wait, she's singing? Didn't notice,” tweeted @JasFly
But plenty of banter, and jokes, was about Kanye West’s pants.
“Thanks Kanye for the FRUIT ROLL UP pants. Cherry flavor? #pause,” tweeted @AFFIONCROCKETT
“WTF does Kanye have on? Red stockings? He look like a gay blood? Lmao! How u doin???,” tweeted @BILLBELLAMY
“yall... KanYe just wanted to match Rihanna's hair. #LetYeBeGreat,” @thegirlEs
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