Haute Event: Nelly Kicks Off 2012 at Chateau Nightclub

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Nelly takes a moment to himself while performing at Chateau Nightclub & Gardens.

“I hope that 2012 is better than 2011 for everybody here tonight,” said popular recording artist and actor, Nelly, to an excited crowd inside Chateau Nightclub and Gardens at Paris Las Vegas last weekend. “Happy New Year!”

With his seventh album set for release in the upcoming year, Nelly has a lot to celebrate and shared his enthusiasm with thousands of fans at the stylish nightclub. Nelly hit the DJ booth and kicked off his set with some of his older hits such as “Shake Ya Tailfeather” and “Ride Wit Me,” which he performed with City Spud. During the song, Nelly jumped on top of the DJ booth and continued to sing from 10 feet above the crowd. He wrapped up the set with his most recent hit, “Just A Dream,” as the ladies swooned and sang along to the popular love song. During the hour long performance he thanked the enthusiastic crowd for supporting him since his start in the music industry in 1999.

After his performance, Nelly partied with a group of about 20 friends as he enjoyed an oversized cigar complemented by Peach Ciroc cocktails and Moet Rose. Widely known for his style, Nelly accessorized a Playboy T-shirt, dark jeans and Timberland boots with diamond earrings, a diamond encrusted watch and a diamond necklace.

Before heading upstairs to Chateau, Nelly stopped by Sugar Factory American Brasserie to shop for candy and walked around the restaurant. While at the popular dining and retail spot, he graciously hugged and took photographs with several female fans.

As Nelly closed out his set, DJ Chris Cox hit the turntables to spin an electric mix for guests at Chateau Gardens on the rooftop of Paris Las Vegas.

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