This year, celebs stuck closer to home to ring in the new year. Kim Kardashian saw midnight with sisters at home and Sean “Diddy” Combs, had a big old house party at is Star Island manse. Not surprisingly, the event’s liquor sponsor was Cîroc, the premium French vodka brand he’s been working with since 2007.
The shindig served as a private after-party of sorts following his performance at Pitbull’s New Year’s Revolution 2016 televised by FOX in nearby Bayfront Park. He performed many of his biggest hits of the 90s with Ma$e, French Montana, and Busta Rhymes before counting down to midnight with Mr. 305, Pitbull.
He then jet off to his own party which had an impressive guest list including Laverne Cox, Taraji P. Henson, The Weeknd, Jadakiss, Rick Ross, Ma$e, Scottie Pippen, Paige Hathaway, Alonzo Mourning, Tracy Mourning, French Montana, DJ Cassidy, Jermaine Dupri, Amber Rose, Jeremih, Fabolous, Rita Ora.
He paused the festivities to count down to midnight once more for the west coast on Revolt TV! Golden Globe nominees Laverne Cox (OITNB) and Jussie Smollett (Empire) got down on the dance floor to Bad Boy classics while Taraji P. Henson and Yazz (Empire) danced along.
Cîroc cocktails were paired with Crispy Shrimp with Creamy Mushroom and Asiago Grits – all followed by a late night “Brunch of Champions” curated by Dwyane Wade’s personal chef, Richard Ingraham, which was served after 3am.