Busta Rhymes and Anderson .Paak connected for “YUUUU” off Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God. Now the pair are helping close the year for NBC.
The Brooklyn rapper and his Grammy Award-winning counterpart are part of NBC’s New Year’s Eve 2021 featuring performances by Grammy-nominated singers Chloe x Halle, Doja Cat and more. Carson Daly is the show’s host alongside Amber Ruffin of The Amber Ruffin Show and Stephen “tWitch” Boss, DJ of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
“HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!!” Busta exclaimed on Instagram Thursday (December 31). “BE APART OF THE NEW YEARS CELEBRATION BLAST OFF WITH THE DRAGON ?, @spliffstar_mrlewis @djscratchator AND THE INCREDIBLE @anderson._paak AS WE CELEBRATE GOING INTO 2021 THE RIGHT WAY ON @nbc HOSTED BY @carsondaly BIG TINGS A GWAN!!!!! HAPY NEW YEAR TO THE WHOLE PLANET!!!”
The event is among the first major performances for Busta since the release of ELE 2 on October 30.
NBC’s New Year’s Eve 2021 kicks off at 10 p.m. EST on Thursday before breaking for local news and the countdown to the iconic ball drop. Watch it on NBC.