Last night at halftime, the Staples center presented a Rihanna mid-career retrospective. She wore a blazer and scarf/bib with no pants for “Umbrella,” shed those two minutes in. She performed “Only Girl (In the World)” in a glitter-front bodice, fringe wrap and hot pants. The squat-and-thigh centric choreography for “Rude Boy” was the same she used at the AMA‘s.
Drake appeared to do his requisite math joke from “What’s My Name” at 6:00. Rihanna sweetly pushed him offstage a minute later. Drake entered from audience-wings and climbed onto the stage, but Kobe fan Kanye West came elevated onto stage from inside its bowels, in a cloud of smoke and wore his stage shiny-red’s for “All of the Lights.” Justin Bieber said it was a “great night” to be courtside, was probably still stoked that he sank a three-point shot during the All-Star Celebrity game on Friday night. Shoutout Stratford-Perth YMCA in Ontario, Canada, where he learned how to do that.