J. Cole to Headline NBA All-Star Game Halftime Show

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J. Cole will take the court docket on the 2019 NBA All-Star Game.

The North Carolina rapper, who simply celebrated his 34th birthday, will headline the halftime present at Charlotte’s Spectrum Center in his homestate on Sunday, Feb. 17.

Prior to the sport, Meek Mill will present the soundtrack in the course of the opening introduction of the All-Star groups, whereas Charlotte-born crooner Anthony Hamilton will carry out the U.S. nationwide anthem and Carly Rae Jepsen will sing the Canadian nationwide anthem.

Cole joins a prestigious checklist of previous All-Star halftime performers together with Beyoncé, Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Mariah Carey, and N.E.R.D., who headlined final 12 months.

It’s shaping as much as be a giant 12 months for Cole, who is about to launch his sixth studio album in addition to Dreamville’s Revenge of the Dreamers III compilation. He just lately dropped his new single “Middle Child.” “This gon be a troublesome 12 months for haters,” he warned on Twitter.

The 68th NBA All-Star Game will air on Feb. 17 at eight p.m. ET on TNT.