Rap star Nelly will put down his microphone to be come an interviewer for ESPN the Magazine at the sixth annual NEXT event in Miami this February.

Nelly will interview various athletes and entertainers as the VIP red carpet interviewer at NEXT, which takes place at the Fontainebleau in Miami Beach, Florida on February 5.

The rapper will interview the celebrities from a 25,000 square foot “tricked out interview tent” that was customized by NEXT sponsor, Samsung.

R&B singers Keri Hilson and Ne-Yo will serve as headlining acts, while A Tribe Called Quest front man Q-Tip will guest DJ.

ESPN’s NEXT issue features interviews and listings of who and what to watch out for in sports.