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By Kathleen Mora, Special Correspondent

For CIAA Week, many attendees will arrive to watch the basketball game, while others are attracted to the entertainment performances, such as comedian Mike Epps, rappers 2 Chainz and Young MA.

On Friday, Feb. 24, hip-hop star and Grammy winner 2 Chainz will make an appearance at “V Charlotte Nightclub” in Charlotte, North Carolina. The doors open at 10 p.m. and admission starts at $ pic

Rapper 2 Chainz, a Georgia native, will perform all his hit songs, from “Watchout” to “Good Drank”

And some North Carolina A&T pupils are thrilled about the musician’s arrival to the city.

“I’ve been a big fan of 2 Chainz,” student Kevin Gamez said. “And I’m excited to see him for the first time ever.”

A day after 2 Chainz makes an appearance, comedian and actor Mike Epps, most known from the hit movies “Friday” and “The Hangover,” will do stand-up at the Ovens Auditorium on Saturday, Feb. 25. The doors open at 7 p.m. After a successful run last year, Epps will be joined by funnymen Bruce Bruce and Tony Rock. Tickets range from $65 to $103 VIP passes.

“Mike is a big inspiration for me, being a black comedian sometimes puts you inside a box, but Mike breaks that box in each show,” Linda Finn said, a comedian at The Idiot Box in downtown Greensboro.

After a few hours of laughing with Epps, Bruce and Rock, rapper Young MA will also perform at Whisky River, which is located at 210 E. Trade Street. Doors open at 10 pm. Tickets range from $25 to $2,000 for VIP and bottle service tables. The breakout star and Brooklyn native is most known for her single “Oouuu,” a hit in 2016.

April Salvador is a fan of the artist and is glad there is an openly LGBQT woman headlining the grand finale in the CIAA Tournament.

“It's not every day you are in such a position as Young MA, to be the first openly gay women headliner such an event,” Salvador said.


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