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              Nicki Minaj performs during the 54th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
              Nicki Minaj performs during the 54th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)   

Nicki Minaj to perform at NBA All-Star game

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA All-Star players will be getting quite the introduction this year: Nicki Minaj will sing a medley of her hits as the players are announced to the crowd.

Minaj is part of a celebrity lineup for the National Basketball Association’s All-Star game on Feb. 26. Mary J. Blige will sing the U.S. national anthem and the group Neverest will sing the Canadian anthem. Pitbull, along with Ne-Yo and Nayer, will perform during the halftime show.

Will.i.am, Flo Rida and “The Voice” winner Javier Colon are expected to perform at All-Star pregame events on Feb. 25.

Common, Ne-Yo, Kevin Hart and other stars will participate in the Feb. 24 All-Star celebrity game. The coaches will feature All-Star players Dwight Howard and Kevin Durant.