Weekend Roundup: Backstreet Boys, Puff Daddy, Flo Rida and More

The Backstreet Boys at Drai's.
The Backstreet Boys at Drai’s.

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A long Fourth of July holiday weekend brought out the celebrities in Las Vegas. On Sunday, the Backstreet Boys took over Drai’s Beachclub at The Cromwell during a set by resident artist DJ Franzen.

Pop juggernauts AJ McLean, Brian Littrell, Kevin Richardson and Howie Dorough spent the afternoon celebrating the conclusion of the second leg of their sold-out Planet Hollywood Resort residency by partying poolside with fans at the rooftop oasis. Throughout the afternoon, the guys greeted fans and signed autographs, and delivered a toast to a wild summer before leading partygoers in a sing-along of their Grammy-nominated hit “I Want It That Way.”

Drai’s LIVE resident artist Wiz Khalifa took surprised partygoers by taking the stage later in the day. Actress Billie Lourd, daughter of the late Carrie Fisher, was also seen soaking up the sun with her friend and fellow actor Austen Rydell at a private bungalow.

Puff Daddy at the Hard Rock Hotel.
Puff Daddy at the Hard Rock Hotel.

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Over at the Hard Rock Hotel, Puff Daddy kicked off the weekend with an over-the-top performance at the original Las Vegas pool party, Rehab Beach Club, on Saturday. The rapper and producer jumped on stage and sang along to hit songs “I Need A Girl” featuring Usher and Loon, Future’s “Same Damn Time” and The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Hypnotize.”

The Grammy-award winning bad boy continued the party at Vanity Nightclub on Saturday night with his son Justin Dior Combs. The crowd went wild as Diddy said, “How ya’ll feeling out there? If you got love in your hearts say YEAH!” before telling the DJ to “Turn it up.” He continued to sing along to “It’s All About the Benjamins” featuring The Notorious B.I.G., Lil’ Kim and The Lox and ended with The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Mo Money Mo Problems” while the crowd sang along.

Flo Rida at the Hard Rock Hotel.
Flo Rida at the Hard Rock Hotel.

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The celebration heated up on Sunday as Flo Rida delivered an explosive performance at Rehab Beach Club’s poolside stage. The crowd cheered with excitement as he performed “Good Feeling” and his song with 99 Percent, “Cake,” with his bedazzled two-person dance crew. Flavor Flav surprised guests when he joined Flo Rida on stage to perform “Low” and started a chant, “When I say Flo, you say Rida.” After, the international sensation sat on his friend’s shoulders as he made his way to the pool singing, “My House.”

Chase Chrisley from USA Network’s “Chrisley Knows Best,” radio personality and DJ DJ Envy, actor and star of ABC’s “Designated Survivor” LaMonica Garrett and actor Keith Robinson also attended that afternoon.

Recording artist Leona Lewis partied day and night at Tao in the Venetian Friday with friends. Taking in the afternoon from a VIP cabana at Tao Beach, Lewis celebrated the recent birthday of one of her friends. The girls drank frozen cocktails and champagne as DJ CLA pumped out the beats. Later that day, the group started their night out with dinner at Tao restaurant, where they ordered satay of sea bass and a selection of sushi before heading upstairs to the nightclub.

On Sunday afternoon at Marquee Dayclub in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, NFL stars C.J. Spiller of the Kansas City Chiefs and Captain Munnerlyn of the Carolina Panthers took in the day at separate VIP cabanas with friends during Beatwave Sunday.

Later that day at Tao restaurant in the Venetian, Wiz Khalifa had dinner in the private dining room with a group of 15 people.