Diddy (aka Puff Daddy) returned to the Barclays Center stage on Saturday (May 21) to perform the second edition of the Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour. Saturday night’s performance was even more special because it was on the Notorious B.I.G.’s 44th birthday.
On Friday (May 20), Diddy had an impressive lineup of guest appearances. Music superstars Mary J. Blige, Jay Z, Nas and Usher came through to salute the rap mogul and Bad Boy Records’ musical legacy. For the encore performance on Saturday, Diddy delivered some of the BIG-gest surprises yet.
Perhaps the biggest surprise was DMX who rocked the mic alongside his producer and friend Swizz Beatz. The dynamic duo perform several of their classic hits including “Party Up” and “What These Bitches Want.”
However, probably the most shocking surprise came from Shyne. The rapper appeared on video live from Belize. As the awestruck crowd looked on, Shyne gave a B-Day salute to Biggie. “Happy birthday to the greatest rapper of all time,” he said. “Notorious B.I.G.”
Then Shyne performed his 2000 hit song “Bad Boyz,” much to the audience’s delight.
Outside of that, Bad Boy’s past and present artists came together and performed a variety of songs from their catalogs. Overall, Diddy’s two-night Bad Boy Family Reunion concert at the Barclays Center delivered plenty of hits and lot of memories.
Next for Puff Daddy and his family is the upcoming 25-city Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour this summer. The trek kicks off on Aug. 25 in Columbus, Ohio, and will hit several major cities including New York again (at Madison Square Garden on Sept. 4) before winding it down in Oakland, Calif. on Oct. 8.
It’s Bad Boy 4 Life!
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