Orlando, Florida-- When it comes to music Flo Rida is a definite all-star, but before he made it big on the radio the Miami rapper had some pretty big hoop dreams. He didn't get to shoot the rock this weekend but Flo set the Amway Arena on fire on Saturday night when he performed his hit single "Good Feeling" moments before the NBA kicked off their annual All-Star Slam Dunk Contest.
"Early on with my boys, we played basketball and loved it so much and one day dreamed of playing basketball," Flo told MTV News immediately after his performance. "So for me to go out there in an environment where I may not be an NBA player, but I'm definitely looked at as a celebrity as well, it's just a blessing and I get chills just thinking about it."
Flo performed his Etta James-sampling "Good Feeling" flanked by a number of energetic dancers. It was a lively showing and for the rapper an unforgettable on as well. "I definitely enjoyed myself out there, you seen me jump around all over the stage," he said.
Performing during the live television broadcast was a thrill for Flo and so was watching the Slam Dunk Contest, which NBA baller Jeremy Evans won thanks to a move where he dunked two different basketballs in one jump. Flo Rida, an accomplished hit-maker who usually is out touring is also looking forward to spending time with his homeys during the star-studded weekend. "Besides that just hanging out with a bunch of my friends who I normally wouldn't see around this time because I'm doing gigs," he said when asked about his weekend highlights.
Flo just narrowly missed his pal Rick Ross last night at the Sheltair Executive Airport Hanger in Orlando. Rozay threw an all-star bash and partied alongside Meek Mill, DJ Holiday and Maybach crew members Dre Films and Spiff TV. Ross and company left, just as Flo was coming in the club. No biggie though, the "Good Feeling" rapper kept the party going into early Sunday morning with R&B singer Pleasure P.
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