Talk about a huge surprise!
Staten Island native Christina Aguilera took a ton of pride in her performance opening up the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday in the Big Apple.
Taking center stage at Madison Square Garden, Xtina sang a medley of New York, New York, On Broadway, and Empire State of Mind!
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But the singer also shared the stage with Nas who surprised the crowd with a verse from N.Y. State of Mind!
And did we mention The Rockettes were rockin' out on stage too?
Ch-ch-check it out (above)!
Coachella 2014 has had a lot of surprises - Gwen Stefani holla-in' back at Pharrell, Beyoncé crashing Solange's set…
But Nas may have won the surprise guest game.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of his legendary album Illmatic, Nasty brought out not only former rival, Jay Z; he also had a drop-in from Diddy!
See the entire incredible NSFW set…AFTER THE JUMP!!!
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Holy Grail! Our cup has runneth over with this great news!
It looks like Justin Timberlake and Jay Z will keep on their Suit & Tie, and have added Nas to their Rat Pack!
The trio will be featured on Nas' new album on a track entitled Sinatra In The Sands, and in a recent interview Nas explained how thrilling it was to record with the two Js:
Excitement…Excitement to work and be in the place that we’re all are at, musically. Those are the guys who lasted the test of time, and those guys are at the top of their game. They’re just company to be in. So that’s the whole vibe of that. And of course the title says it all.
Ugh, if the title says it all as promised, this song is going to be king of the hill, top of the heap, a number one!
[Image via WENN.]
Bedazzled slings! Pink tuxedo jackets! It's a party, all right!
Mariah Carey's right arm is still healing, and it's doing it in style! At Nas's 40th birthday party in NYC on Thursday night, Mimi put her crystal-encrusted, glittering sling front and center as she posed with the birthday boy.
But the rapper certainly held his own in his powder pink blazer with a white rose in the lapel! And white bow-tie!
While Mariah's sling had our full attention, we'd be remiss if we didn't mention the diva's bouncy curls and plunging black dress. Hubba-hubba!
She really knows how to make the most her injuries, doesn't she?
[Image via Jerritt Clark/Getty Images.]
Move aside Frank Sinatra! Here comes Justin Timberlake!
The Mirrors singer was caught in the recording studio with Jay-Z, Nas, and Timbaland, all thanks to an Instagram photo posted by Def Jam’s Lenny Santiago!
Better yet, Lenny captioned the pic with a reference to the Rat Pack. He wrote:
Nas is being sued for $10 million after a concert promoter was kidnapped when the rapper didn't make it to an Angola show.
The concert promoter, Patrick Alloco, filed a federal lawsuit this past Friday. In the paperwork he states that Nas should be held responsible for his kidnapping back in December of 2011. When Nas failed to appear at the show with a $300,000 advance, Patrick and his son were held captive and beaten by another promoter for 50 days.
Along with the torturous kidnapping, Patrick lost his home and job and is hoping to be reimbursed for the psychological, physical, and financial damages he has suffered all thanks to Nas' absence that night.
Nas, however, claimed that he never had official plans with the promoter.
The Life Is Good artist said in regard to the allegations:
Maybe he should be leaving on the midnight train out of Georgia!
If the rapper who sang The World is Yours and If I Ruled the World wielded as much power as his lyrics suggested, taxes wouldn't be a concern!
Unfortunately for Nas, the world is NOT his and taxes are a concern!
The Georgia Department of Revenue says the musician owes the state over $1 million in back taxes, and they're garnishing his wages on his upcoming Live Nation tour to obtain them!!
Holy guacamole, that's mucho dinero!