Even a passing storm couldn’t rain on Monica’s pink parade. The R&B singer celebrated her 30th birthday and engagement to L.A. Laker Shannon Brown with a private affair dubbed “M30 at Philippe Chow in West Hollywood on Sunday (Oct. 24). The pink-themed party, benefitting the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation, drew celebs including Leona Lewis, Trina, Pleasure P, Raven-Symoné, Vanessa and Angela Simmons, David Banner, Lamar Odom, and his wife Khloe Kardashian.
The birthday girl arrived in a Porsche Panamera with her fiancé, who opened the door for his soon-to-be wife and shielded her with an umbrella. Inside, the happy couple’s family and friends nibbled on the Asian cuisine, cupcakes, and candy as Jermaine Dupri worked the ones and twos.
“Because God has given me more than I could have ever imagined, I won’t even make a wish,” the mother of two told partygoers before blowing out the candles on her purse-shaped cake. “I’ll just say to everybody in here, we’re all blessed.”