Haute Event: Nas Takes Over Tao with a Three-Song Set

Nas performs at Tao Nightclub. Photos: Al Powers/Powers Imagery

Hip hop legend Nas kicked off New Year’s Eve weekend and headlined the night at Tao at the Venetian with sounds by DJ Politik. After stopping for a few photos on the red carpet, Nas was joined by friends in the dining room and enjoyed a selection of the restaurant’s signature dishes. The group headed into the nightclub after dinner and took over a VIP table on the dance floor. DJ Politik announced Nas’ arrival and the club welcomed the music superstar. Later in the night, Nas surprised club goers with an impromptu performance of his classic hip hop staples including “Hate Me Now,” “Made You Look” and “If I Ruled the World,” stating, “I want to thank Tao for having me…We’re going to rule the world in 2013.”

Spotted taking in the scene were Laura Prepon, best known for her role in “That ’70s Show” and actor Austin Stowell from “The Secret Life of the American Teenager,” who were joined by friends. U.S. track and field Olympian Duane Solomon was also seen at a table on the dance floor.

Halfway to EDC kicked off at Tao on Thursday night. On hand to take in the sounds of Hardwell was DJ Calvin Harris, who commanded a dance floor table with his brother and friends. Also spotted in the club was Flava Flav wearing his signature clock necklace.

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