Rappers, Athletes and TV Stars Ring In The New Year


Last night, celebrities around the world rang in the New Year with over-the-top parties at private mansions, proposals at the stroke of midnight, and a few even celebrated with their ex-loves.

As usual, many celebrities flocked to the warm weather of Miami. The hottest ticket of the night seemed to be Diddy’s NYE bash at his mega mansion on Star Island. Co-hosted by his on again/off again flame Kim Porter, Diddy hosted the likes of Rihanna, Atlanta Housewife Ne Ne Leaks, Vivica Fox, Nelly, Selita Ebanks, Gayle King, Busta Rhymes, and many others. Side note – Rihanna was accompanied by her former flame Matt Kemp. Could a reconciliation be in the works for these two?

Rihanna with Matt Kemp playing the back ground
Diddy and Vivica Fox

Rick Ross hosted the “Hennessy Takeover” over at Cameo in South Beach and was joined by DJ Khaled, FloRida, Maybach Music Group artist Stalley, and funny man Mike Epps and his wife Mechelle. After the Bawse counted down the year over the microphone, he went into a full on concert, giving a high energy performance of “Imma Boss” and “I’m on One”.

Rick Ross at the "Hennessy Takeover"
Rozay and DJ Khaled

LeBron James utilized NYE to pop the question to his son’s mother and long time girlfriend Savannah Brinson at a private dinner in Miami. Bron Bron got down on one knee in front of his teammates Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh, who attended with their significant others, Gabrielle Union and Adrienne Bosh; Nas was in the house, as were Sanna Lathan, Jessica White, Gloria James, and LeBron & Savannah’s two sons were also in attendance.

LeBron Proposes to Savannah
LeBron and Nas

Orange Drive was poppin’ this year with performances by Jason Derulo and Ne-Yo. DJ Irie counted down the New Year, and DJ Jermaine Dupri kept the party going well after midnight.

Rosci and Terrell Owens hosted the “Hennessy Takeover” at Karu & Y on South Beach which featured performances by Ne-Yo and Ryan Leslie.

Over in Las Vegas, Chris Brown attended the NYE event at Pure with girlfriend Karreuche. He also celebrated his 22nd birthday.

Chris Brown and girlfriend

Kanye West and Fergie hosted the grand opening of 1 OAK at the Mirage in Sin City. Kanye played his first U.S. gig as DJ Yeezy World Peace, where he played a three-hour set consisting of music from Michael Jackson, Bon Jovi, and Bobby Brown, as well as many of his own hits. Yeezy’s G.O.O.D. Music family was in the house, including Big Sean and Kid Cudi.

DJ Yeezy World Peace
Kanye West hugs Fergie

On Friday night in DC, ?uestlove of the Roots DJ’ed at the swanky Park on Fourteenth in Washington, D.C for the “Hennessy VS Takeover” event, before jetting down to NYC to appear on New Year’s Eve with Carson Daily.

In New York, Drake, Cee Lo, The Roots and Lady GaGa performed in Times Square for the Carson Daily New Year’s Eve special on NBC, where Drake was seen cozying up to his ex-girlfriend Zineb aka Nebby. Benny was Drake’s girlfriend before the fame and fortune. Drake performed a few of his hits at the Nivea Stage, such as “Headlines,” The Motto,” and “Make Me Proud”.

Drake and Carson Daily
Drake Performing in Times Square