Haute Event: LL Cool J, Taio Cruz, Natasha Bedingfield, Cee Lo Green, Stevie Wonder and More at Hard Rock Hotel

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LL Cool J with a water gun.

The Hard Rock Hotel treated music lovers to another weekend of performances at Beachlife, The Joint and Vanity Nightclub. The weekend kicked off with Billboard’s Battle of the Bands on Friday inside The Joint, hosted by Grammy award winner Taio Cruz. Long Island, NY pop-punk quintet Patent Pending earned a golden ticket to perform at Billboard Music Awards.

Also on Friday night Natasha Bedingfield performed a one-hour set inside Body English. Bedington looked gorgeous donning a crystal encrusted dress with shoulder wings. VIP guests enjoyed passed appetizers and Magnum ice cream bars. Cee Lo Green performed for an intimate crowd at Body English on Saturday night.

Beachlife at Hard Rock Hotel continued to heat up on Sunday at the Rehab pool party when DJ Z-Trip kicked off his summer residency with a special guest LL Cool J. The duo, who will continue to tour together through the end of the year, pulled girls out of the crowd to join them on stage, as LL Cool J sprayed the partygoers with a Beachlife water gun. Much to the crowd’s delight, LL sang a remix of “Mama Said Knock You Out.” Later that night, LL dined at 35 Steaks + Martinis restaurant at Hard Rock Hotel.  Z-Trip will continue his DJ residency at Beachlife on Sunday, June 10.

The weekend came to a close when Hard Rock Hotel hosted Interscope Records Sunday Night Sessions official music awards after-party at Vanity Nightclub featuring performances by hip-hop quartet Far East Movement, singer Blaqstarr and recording artist Starshell. Also spotted in the crowd celebrating their Billboard Music Awards wins where Chris Brown, Wiz Khalifa and Stevie Wonder, who was seen smiling and being congratulated by fans and music industry executives on his Billboard Icon Award.

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