Ciara and Russell Wilson spotted out and about in NYC on their way to the Polo Ralph Lauren Fall 2016 Fashion Show all denimed up.
Even the heavy New York City winds couldn’t dim the star power at Keep a Child Alive’s 7th Annual Black Ball at Hammerstein Ballroom on Thursday night (Sept. 30). The star-studded charity gala, which raised money for HIV/AIDS treatment, featured appearances and performances by Sade, Whitney Houston, Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Usher, Swizz Beatz, Jennifer Hudson, Janelle Monáe, and more.
The belle of the ball, host Alicia Keys, lived out her dream by singing with Sade. “It was the most difficult thing I ever had to do in my life, to try to pick one song,” revealed the pregnant songstress, who finally decided upon “Love Is Stronger Than Pride.” “I lost sleep over it actually.”
Janelle Monáe gained new fans with her “Tightrope” walking and Swizz Beatz joined Jay-Z for “On to the Next One,” as his pretty in pink wife looked on. Alicia helped Jay cap the evening in their hometown by channeling Frank Sinatra with an impromptu performance of “New York, New York,” before closing with “Empire State of Mind.”
Keep a Child Alive charity brought in a little over $2.4 million for children and families affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India.
Check out some more photos and a few videos from the event below….
Alicia Keys & Sade – Love is Stronger Than Pride – Keep A Child Alive Black Ball 2010.
Sade – Soldier of Love (Keep A Child Alive Black Ball 2010 )
Alicia Keys & Jay-Z Perform Sinatra At annual Black Ball 9-30-10
Source: Rap-Up.com/Global Grind.com
Kanye West and red carpets don’t always get along. But they put their differences aside for a good cause at the 2010 New Yorkers for Children Fall Gala to benefit youth in foster care. ‘West was looking sharp in a black tuxedo, pocket square, and loafers without socks, braved the flashing lights at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City on Tuesday (Sept. 21). Supermodel Selita Ebanks, who he was seen getting close with at the U.S. Open, was also in attendance. The evening wasn’t complete without a performance from Estelle.
Katy Perry isn’t letting her fiance’s recent arrest get in the way of her having a good time as she celebrated on Saturday her bachelorette party.
Perry, sporting a veil from the bottom of the back of her bikini (think a peacock), arrived at Las Vegas’s Hard Rock Hotel Beach Club pool with an entourage of 25 who included Rihanna and inflatable objects consistent with bachelorette parties, People.com reported.
The large group reportedly went unnoticed as they indulged on champagne, beer and vodka and feasted on finger foods in their VIP cabana.
Perry, wearing a white bikini and sunglasses, appeared to be at ease, she may have been gearing up for a crazier alcohol-fueled night. Shortly after arriving at the pool, she tweeted, “Signing up for a liver transplant now.”
Perry laughed with her friends and briefly danced to the music, but seemed to relish the relaxing environment.
Following their time at pool, Perry and friends reportedly hopped into a stretch Hummer limo to check out Cirque Du Soleil’s “KA” at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, with Perry sporting a lively looking D&G gown. The night, however, was far from over.
Following dinner at Ago, the group headed to XS nightclub, where they sat in a VIP table. Perry, wearing a sparkling black cocktail dress and miniature top hat with a veil. Though Perry and RiRi remained low-key as they sipped Grey Goose at the club, the night was nowhere near finished for the bride-to-be and her BFF, who organized the Sin City event.
Following the club, the group reportedly headed over to Sapphire strip club,where Perry was spotted checking out the female dancers who danced to her songs. She also apparently received a lap dance of her own from a blonde dancer before the group headed to a private skybox – away from the public’s eye.
The singer’s bachelorette party comes one day after her fiancé Russell Brand was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport for attacking a photographer. According to police, Brand, 35, was set off by one of the paparazzi aiming a camera up Perry‘s dress.
The photographer made a citizen’s arrest of the star, who was then taken into custody and arrested for misdemeanor battery. After the incident, Perry tweeted, “If you cross the line & try an[d] put a lens up my dress, my fiancé will do his job & protect me.”
Back in April, Rihanna had spilled the beans that Perry and Brand will return to the site of their New Year’s Eve engagement in India to tie the knot later this year.
Check out more photos of their fun-filled night below…
Sources: People.com, NY Daily News