Drake has been partying nonstop to celebrate the release of “Honestly, Nevermind.”
Just hours after dropping his seventh studio album Friday night, the rapper, 35, hit up Miami hotspot Gala to kick off the celebrations.
A source told Page Six that Drake arrived around 1 a.m. with a small crew – who were all decked out in his new merch – and partied until 5 a.m.
Notable guests in attendance included DJ Khaled, Miami Heat star P.J. Tucker and director Michael Bay, who was spotted taking several tequila shots with the “One Dance” rapper.
“[Drake] was drinking passionfruit Ondas on ice all night,” an eyewitness told us, adding that he made sure to “greet and talk to” all of his guests at the private party.
“Drake’s DJ played songs from the new album in addition to old favorites. It was all Drake songs all night long and the crowd loved it, including Drake, who was dancing in front of the DJ booth most of the night.”
We’re told the club was at capacity Friday night, as approximately 300 guests were invited to the fête honoring Drake.
“It felt like Drake was hosting a private party in his own living room. He was walking around the room, holding court like it was his place,” the eyewitness added. “He was very comfortable and the vibe in the room was laidback and fun.”
The rapper then took the celebrations to celebrity hotspot Prime 112 on Saturday, where we’re told he shut down the busy restaurant bar. Sources told us he had the entire area reserved for him and his friends to eat and drink.
“Everyone at the restaurant was trying to get a glimpse of Drake. The team at the bar was very happy to have him back as he and his friends are always so nice while they are there,” a source told us.
“While the restaurant was packed with people waiting to be seated, Drake found time to make a young fan’s day as he posed for a picture with him and signed his shirt. The family was extremely grateful that Drake did that for their kid.”
According to our source, Drake also signed the establishment’s guest book right before he left, writing, “June 18. Honestly NVM. you gotta see the space not the square.”
The Toronto, Canada, native also stopped by Sexy Fish Miami on Saturday night with a group of 20 friends.
A source told us that the party crew, which included Drake’s pal DJ Carnage, dined on opulent sushi, seafood platters and cocktails.
Later, Drake headed to Miami’s STORY nightclub for a bash hosted by DJ Khaled. In addition to the rapper’s latest album release, they were also celebrating OVO Chubbs’ birthday, partying the night away with bottles of Ace of Spades and 1942.
BBNaija: Beauty apologizes to fans, makes promises
Beauty Tukura, disqualified Big Brother Naija, BBNaija season 7 housemate, has apologised to her fans.
She apologized for her irrational behavior which led to her untimely exit from the ‘Level up’ edition of the reality Tv show.
Recall that Beauty was disqualified on Sunday after receiving three strikes for disobeying the rules of BBNaija.
Beauty joined the likes of Tacha, Khloe, Erica who were disqualified from BBNaija for unruly attitude.
In a short video, Beauty thanked those who supported her through her short stay in the house despite her shortcomings.
Beauty said: “To everyone who’s been riding with me or supporting me, thank you.
“I’m so sorry I left like this. Alcohol got the best of me. Beauty will do better.”
Nicki Minaj to receive Video Vanguard Award at 2022 MTV Video Music Awards
Another musical milestone is on the way for Nicki Minaj.
The Queens-bred rapper will be honored with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at this month’s MTV Video Music Awards in Newark and will perform at the show, organizers announced Monday.
Minaj, a 10-time Grammy nominee who’s sold more than 100 million records, is the second female rapper selected for the Video Vanguard Award, following 2019 recipient Missy Elliott. The award recognizes an artist’s career contributions to the music industry.
“Nicki has broken barriers for women in hip-hop with her versatility and creative artistry,” Viacom executive Bruce Gillmer said Monday.
“She has shifted the music industry and cemented her status as a global superstar with her crossover appeal, genre-defying style and continuing to be unapologetically ‘Nicki.’ ”
Minaj — whose hits include “Super Bass,” “Anaconda” and “Starships” — is a five-time winner at the VMAs, most recently receiving the trophy for best power anthem for “Hot Girl Summer” in 2019.
Her nomination in the best hip hop category for “Do We Have a Problem?” at this year’s ceremony is the 17th VMAs nod of her career.
The show will take place Aug. 28 at the Prudential Center. Minaj, 39, was born in Trinidad and Tobago but moved to New York during her youth and attended Manhattan’s famed Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School.
The Video Vanguard Award was introduced at the very first VMAs ceremony in 1984, with past recipients including the Beatles, Madonna, Jackson, LL Cool J, Beyoncé, Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez. It was last awarded in 2019.
Minaj said days before the 2021 VMAs ceremony that she had to back out of a performance, tweeting, “I’ll explain why another day. But I love those guys at MTV … Next year we there baby.”
She tweeted a few days later, “I was prepping for vmas then i shot a video & guess who got COVID?”
Top nominees at the 2022 VMAs include rappers Jack Harlow, Kendrick Lamar and Lil Nas X, who are each finalists for seven awards.
Latin music superstars Anitta and J Balvin and the pop rock band Panic! at the Disco are among the scheduled performers at the ceremony, which will air live on MTV and sister networks such as VH1, Comedy Central and BET beginning at 8 p.m. EDT.
BBNaija: What Groovy said about Beauty’s disqualification
Big Brother Naija, BBNaija season 7 housemate, Groovy has reacted to the disqualification of lover, Beauty.
Recall that Beauty was disqualified some minutes to the Sunday live eviction show after she got double strike for provocation and violence.
The beauty queen got into trouble after she threw her wig and glasses at Groovy after the Saturday Night Party.
Her disqualification is the first this season, barely two weeks into the reality Tv show.
When asked how he feels about Beauty’s disqualification, Groovy speaking to Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, said he’s shocked and sad about the decision.
He said: “I’m sad, it’s not something I’m happy about, I’m shocked about Beauty’s eviction, the last thing I wanted was for her to leave the house.”
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