Rap-Up.com was on the scene as Cash Money Records toasted Lil Wayne’s phenomenal year and eight Grammy nominations with a lavish Mardi Gras-style extravaganza at the posh Montage Beverly Hills hotel on Saturday.
Guests including Paris Hilton, Timbaland, Akon, Big Boi, Omarion, Danity Kane’s D. Woods, Lil’ Mama, Flavor Flav, and the honoree himself, Lil Wayne, feasted on shrimp, oysters, and ceviche as half-naked women handed out plastic gold chains and danced in the balconies.
Cocktails were served at the Cash Bar, while those lucky enough to attend had their choice of macaroni and cheese, blackened salmon, New York strip steak, jambalaya with collard greens, or crab cakes at the Cash Bistro. For dessert, waiters served up bread pudding and cookies bearing the Cash Money emblem.
The DJ spun everything from Prince and Michael Jackson to the Hot Boys and T.I. in the transformed Marquesa Ballroom. Kevin Rudolf performed a brief set that included his hit “Let It Rock” and a rock version of “A Milli.”
Cash Money’s Baby and Slim presented Weezy with a shiny new Aston Martin wrapped in a red bow… Some serious cash money spent on Cash Money’s biggest star.