With a 2-mile check point that extended from Tower Road to Sunset, the sheer number of celebrities and guests that descended upon Russell Simmonsâ€™ and GlobalGrind.comâ€™s â€œSalute To Grammy Award Nomineesâ€ party last night took the local police by surprise. The secret address to the event was somehow leaked 3-hours prior and caused a frenzy as a mass of cars, confused police, and tons of celebrities such as Jessica Alba, Mila Jovovich, Paris Hilton, Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, T-Pain, Lil Jon and others braved the rain but never gained access. Those lucky enough to be inside such as Whitney Houston, Quincy Jones, Queen Latifah, Cyndi Lauper, Slash formerly of Guns N Roses, Kim Kardashian + Reggie Bush and Taraji P. Henson partied with Simmons and executives from his buzzing online hip-hop destination, GlobalGrind.com.
Simmons presented T.I. with an award acknowledging his outstanding community service.
Music icons Quincy Jones and Whitney Houston held court upstairs as revelers partied to the music of DJ D-Nice into the wee hours of the morning.
The exclusive magazine sponsor for the event was US Weekly.
Net proceeds from the event go to the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network.
A complete list of those that showed:
Taraji P. Henson
Slash formerly of Guns N Roses
Brian Bell of Weezer
Suzanne de Passe
Eva Marcell & Lance Gross
Brian Bell from Weezer
Omar Epps & Keisha
La La Vasquez
Anthony Hamilton – Grammy winner
Danja (Super producer – Madonna, Justin Timberlake)