With the big fight this weekend in Las Vegas—Mayweather vs. Maidana—there was no shortage of stars hanging out on the Strip.
On Sunday, May 4, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino pool was overrun with newsmakers: reality star Khloé Kardashian; rappers Karim “French Montana” Kharbouch, Robert “Meek Mill” Williams, Tramar “Flo Rida” Dillard, Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges, Jay “Young Jeezy” Jenkins and Durk “Lil Durk” Banks; actors Tom Lister, Jr., best known as “Deebo” from the movie Friday; Quincy Brown, stepson of Sean Combs; boxers Danny “Swift” Garcia and Zabdiel "Zab" Judah; DJ Drama; and president of Showtime David Nevins.Throughout the afternoon, French Montana, Meek Mill, Ludacris and Lil Durk entertained the crowd with surprise performances.
On Friday, May 2, Justin Bieber and a group of friends checked into the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. His day was consumed with relaxing by the pool in a private cabana, having lunch from Nobu in his suite and dining at 35 Steaks + Martinis.
Kylie Jenner picked up her room key for the Hard Rock on Saturday, May 3, and she too hit the pool. After Jenner left, Bieber and friends—model Yovanna Ventura, actor Kyle Massey, rappers Khalil Sharief and Blake Kelly, internet personalities Andrew “King Bach” Bachelor and DeStorm Power and more—took over the exclusive bit of poolside real estate for the rest of the day.
That evening, Jenner, her sister Khloé Kardashian, and rappers Karim “French Montana” Kharbouch and Robert “Meek Mill” Williams had dinner at 35 Steaks + Martinis. After dinner Kardashian, French Montana and Meek Mill headed over to The Joint for Sean Comb’s afterparty for the fight.
Diddy arrived at The Joint just after 2 a.m. He hopped on stage with Tom Lister, Jr., rappers Durk “Lil Durk” Banks and Carlos “King Los” Coleman, among others, to hype up the audience. French Montana performed his hit songs “Pop That” and “Ocho Cinco,” Diddy sang his new single “Big Homie,” a remix to “Same Damn Time” and the ultimate throwback “It’s All About the Benjamins.” King Los also did an a cappella freestyle and Lil Durk rapped his hit song “Dis Ain’t What U Want.”
Also on Saturday, May 3, a debonair Snoop Dogg kicked off The Snoopadelic Cabaret, his DJ and performance residency at Tao Nightclub. He arrived at the 1920s-speakeasy-themed party in a classic 1928 Cadillac limousine and wore a black and white tuxedo. Actors Dash Mihok and Peter Facinelli were spotted at a VIP table as was DJ and producer Jermaine Dupri.
Mario Lopez hosted a wild Cinco de Mayo bash at Hyde Bellagio. Comedians Katt Williams and Dave Chappelle were spotted at Marquee Nightclub taking in the sounds of Kaskade who was launching the nighttime part of his Summer Lovin’ residency.
Glenn Hetrick, special effects makeup artist/designer and celebrity judge of the Syfy hit reality TV series “FaceOff,” was spotted attending Absinthe at Caesars Palace on Friday, May 2. Juan Pablo Galavis from ABC’s “The Bachelor,” hosted a Bachelorette Bash at Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop at Paris Las Vegas on Friday.
On Thursday, May 1, Holly Madison performed a seductive strip tease while singing a special rendition of Peggy Lee’s “Why Don’t You Do Right” at the grand opening of her 1923 Bourbon & Burlesque inside Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. On hand to show support were co-stars Bridget Marquardt of “The Girls Next Door” and Josh Strickland of “Holly’s World.”