With less than an hour before Night 1 of of their sold-out #BadBoyFamilyReunion tour, Puff Daddy and family will be descending on Brooklyn's Barclays Center for back-to-back reunion shows on Friday (May 20) and Saturday (May 21). Special guests include Jay Z and Mary J Blige for night one, as well as Swizz Beatz and DMX for night two. The show also coincides with Biggie's birthday, May 21.
If you weren't able to get in the building, don't worry and stay locked as we've got all the details for the concert of the year. Follow @RevoltTV on Twitter and Instagram, and be sure to hashtag any posts and updates with #BadBoyFamilyReunionTour.
Bad Boy, come out to play...
8:20pm EST :
8:30pm EST: Executives are walking about backstage, including Atlantic Records Julie Greenwald, Power 105’s Geespin and Jay Z’s one-time biz partner John Meneilly. Security, crew members and more are buzzing about who will make guest appearances and what songs Puff and Co. will perform. The proceedings have the makings of a B.I.G. night.
I would go to the #BADBOYFamilyReunionTour for the only purpose of seeing ma$e perform "welcome back"— Chris Correia (@North_Correia) May 21, 2016
If they bring out that Biggie hologram tonight Brooklyn is gonna go crazy.... #BADBOYFamilyReunionTour— B.Waller (@TheBronx_Bomber) May 21, 2016
9:20pm EST: The celebration is taking place on the streets outside of Barclays, in the audience where Bad Boy jackets dot the seat rows and artists are paying respect to the label's legacy: Maino is holding court, Farnsworth Bentley is circling the bowels of the arena and Groovey Lew is a familiar face that's making many smile.
9:40pm EST: Puff Daddy makes his way from his dressing room to the stage. His sons, Stevie J. and a growing swarm of managers, crew and family join him to cheers, prayed and applause. "Let's do it!"
5mins to the #BADBOYFamilyReunionTour kicks off at Barclays! Follow ya boy on SC for video. SN: KingKelson— King Kelson (@UrbanInformer) May 21, 2016
Bad Boy flags are waving through the arena before the venue goes dark and foggy for the family of the hour. "Brooklyn lets fucking do this for B.I.G.," says Puff, which immediately leaves everyone off their seat.
Video montage of vintage Puff interview plays. Now the bottles are clicking : "Bad Boy, come out and play."
The Family is lined up on stage as "Victory" plays. Busta Rhymes enters the stage to perform the hook.
Puff is on stage just finished performing "Bad Boy For Life." Now he's dancing to 50's "I Get Money."
Biggie's verse for "Mo Money" plays before segueing into "Finna Get Loose."
"Bad Boy For Life" is now playing.
Mase enters the stage.
"It's been a long time we shouldn't have left you," says Puff before jumping into a remix of the Bad Boy classic "Been Around The World."
112 hit the stage to perform "It's Over Now."
Now they're doing "Peaches & Cream" and it's extremely loud in the arena. Someone is gonna get pregnant during this 112 set.
Total enters the stage to a roaring elation. The crowd's excitement is as if this group recently dropped an album. They are singing in unison with the trio. "Talk about it... You bring me so much joy," they sing.
10:20PM EST: The Lox hits the stage.
The Lox emerged and turned the Barclays into The Tunnel. Emerging to Biggie's "Last Days," they later rocked the crowd with rowdy bangers like "We Gonna Make It" and "Wild Out."
10:30pm EST: Carl Thomas is next up.
He brought the crowd to church and now I'm crying.
Oh shit, Faith Evans is out now.
She's singing "I Love You" and Barclays is officially in its feelings.
With backup dancers in tow, and a little help from the crowd, Faith brings new life to "You Used to Love Me."
"Soon As I Get Home" is on now. Everyone is singing while the fellas are trying to sneak in a falsetto here and there.
10:58pm EST: French Montana is doing "Off The Rip" with Puff in memory of Chinx, and adds, "Let's not forget about my nigga Max B. Free Max B!"
Rick Ross just came out for "Stay Scheming."
And now they're doing "Pop That."
11:06pm EST: JAY ZZZZZZZ
11:08pm EST: Add RCA Records' Mark Pitts and 300's Lyor Cohen to the mix of high-profile executives in the building.
11:11pm EST: Puff just started with "Hate Me Now." He and Nas got on straight-out-the-woods minks. the longest mink I've ever seen. They literally got people carrying the back of them.
11:27pm EST: Lil Kim is conquering Barclays right now. She just did "Big Momma Thang," "No Time," and "Lighters Up."
I hope all the lil kim haters are watchin Queen slay #BADBOYFamilyReunionTour— Britt Loves Quincy ♒️ (@britlovesquincy) May 21, 2016
She killed it.
show of hands who still has edges after Kim's performance? #BADBOYFamilyReunionTour— Britt Loves Quincy ♒️ (@britlovesquincy) May 21, 2016
11:34pm EST: They just showed a throwback of Puff's shiny suit promo. And now him and Ma$e are performing "Feels So Good" and "Tell Me What You Want."
11:38pm EST: 112 is doing "Cupid."
112 got me in here thinking I can sing. "Cupid" belted from my diaphragm. #BADBOYFamilyReunionTour— Kozza (@Kozza) May 21, 2016
11:44pm EST: Mario Winans came out for "I Don't Wanna Know," and now Cassie emerged for "Me & U."
11:46pm EST: USHER! "You Dont Have to Calllllll." He swung the 'U' chain, too. Puff said, "You done really grown up, playboy!"
2 minutes until Notorious BIG birthday and "Hypnotize" plays in Brooklyn. Yeah I'm shedding a tear #BADBOYFamilyReunionTour— Sowmya Krishnamurthy (@SowmyaK) May 21, 2016
12:00am EST: Ty Dolla $ign is out for "You Could Be My Lover."
Ty dolla blessed that stage #BADBOYFamilyReunionTour— President Carter (@IamPrezCarter) May 21, 2016
"12:08am EST:** Mary...Omgeezy.
Mary just shut everything and everyone down. The audience sang "I'm Going Down" along with her. Some fan just said, "That's who I was waiting on."
12:30am EST: They had B.I.G. videos play as performances for the crowd: "Warning, "Juicy," "One More Chance." 112 came out for "Only You." No hologram, just music videos and it still did B.I.G. justice.
12:50am EST: They're closing with "I'll Be Missin' You," confetti, choir, and all. And Lil' Kim got emotional and eft the stage.
The bad boy era was a movement!! What puffy did and done you can't deny his legacy #BADBOYFamilyReunionTour— NOV 6th 2018 !! (@QVO_LOCO) May 21, 2016
Are the young people at the #BADBOYFamilyReunionTour appreciating the history lesson tonight?— BTR (@BehindTheRhyme) May 21, 2016
That was so worth it #BADBOYFamilyReunionTour— Brittany Daniel- YouTuber (@BrittanyTheHost) May 21, 2016