Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Birdman, and Mack Maine
2.9.2011

Cash Money to Throw Lavish Pre-Grammy Bash

Cash Money-Young Money is ready to celebrate their success in style. In honor of this weekend’s Grammys, hip-hop’s reigning crew will live it up at a posh party on Saturday in Los Angeles, with party planning mastermind Colin Cowie overseeing the festivities.

Cowie, who handled Lil Wayne’s welcome-home fete in November as well as events for Oprah, is set to transform West Hollywood venue The Lot into a bank vault accented by a gold carpet, dance floor, dollar-sign floral arrangements, and lounge beds upholstered with Cash Money logos. Guests including Drake and Nicki Minaj are expected to dress “rich” for the extravagant affair.

The party guru previously oversaw Cash Money’s 2009 pre-Grammy soirée, when their leader Weezy was nominated for eight awards. This year, Drizzy was honored with four nods including Best New Artist and Best Rap Album, while Nicki Minaj picked up one nomination for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for her collaboration with Ludacris (“My Chick Bad”).

The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards will air live from Los Angeles’ Staples Center this Sunday at 8 p.m. EST on CBS.