Interscope Geffen A&M Records hosted their second annual “Creme of the Crop” post-BET Awards dinner at Mr. Chow in Beverly Hills on Tuesday. Keri Hilson, Solange Knowles, Fergie, Keyshia Cole, Toni Braxton, Melody Thornton, Tyrese, DJ Clue, Girlicious, will.i.am, Mel B, Angie Stone, Sean Garrett, Cee-Lo, Jazze Pha, Pretty Ricky, and Akon were among those who attended.
Celebrities and industry VIPs sipped on beverages including Coors Light. Monster Cable displayed their Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, while guests danced to music from IGA artists including the Pussycat Dolls, M.I.A., and Robin Thicke.
On the red carpet, will.i.am snapped when the light on a video camera went out, abruptly putting an end to the interview.
Inside, IGA chairman Jimmy Iovine held court in a corner seated next to Fergie and Polow Da Don. At one point, Polow got on the mic because his $350 Beats by Dr. Dre had gone missing. They were soon found.
We spotted Keri Hilson dancing to a new song of hers called “Turn Off” featuring Lil Wayne and produced by Polow Da Don. It’s a banger!
Keyshia Cole’s mother Frankie was wildin’ out on the dance floor and took a photo cradled in the lap of a 6-foot-7 behemoth of a woman.
Rap-Up TV was on the scene. Look for video from the event later this week.
Photo above: Melody Thornton poses with Keri Hilson inside the IGA party.
Photos (top to bottom): Toni Braxton, Ciara, Fergie, Pussycat Doll Melody Thornton, Mel B, Sean Garrett, Wale, will.i.am, Tyrese, Girlicious and Jazze Pha.