Muhammad Ali’s 70th Birthday Celebrated In Grand Fashion


A number of stars celebrated boxing legend Muhammad Ali last night (February 18) during a party for his 70th birthday.

Rappers like Sean “Diddy” Combs, Snoop Dogg, LL Cool J, Cee Lo and Common performed at Memory Alive’s 16th annual Power of Love Gala on Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment celebrated Muhammad Ali’s 70th birthday, while raising funds for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and the Muhammad Ali Center.

In addition to the rappers, A-listers like Cindy Crawford, Samuel L. Jackson, David Beckham, Larry King, Quincy Jones, Ken Jeong, Buzz Aldrin, Lenny Kravitz, Anthony Hopkins, John Legend, Joe Perry, Slash, Terrence Howard, Kris Kristofferson and others honored Muhammad Ali.

Stevie Wonder serenaded Muhammad Ali with a “Happy Birthday” song, while Snoop Dogg lead the crowd in chanting “Ali” during his performance of “Who Am I (What’s My Name)?”

Famed boxers Sugar Ray Leonard, Evander Holyfield and Tommy “Hitman” Hearns joined LL Cool J on stage for “Mama Said Knock You Out.”

Sean Combs, Samuel L. Jackson, Terrence Howard and David Beckham gave personal remarks and remembrances, while Lenny Kravitz, Cee Lo Green and Kelly Rowland performed for Ali and the sold-out crowd of about 2,000.

The birthday celebration “Ali 70th From Las Vegas,” will air nationally on ESPN2 on Saturday, Februaryn25, at 10 p.m.

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