Swizz Beatz, DJ Whoo Kid Celebrate Carmelo Anthony’s BDay in NYC [Photos]
Last Thursday night (May 26) before everyone left New York for greener pastures some of the city’s most notable tastemakers came out to toast hometown hero, NY Knick, Carmelo Anthony on his 27th birthday.
Upon Anthony’s arrival at approximately 1 a.m. there was so much paparazzi, and throngs of fans outside that he was rushed in and came out a short time later to walk the red carpet and speak to reporters.
Once inside Swizz Beatz, Angie Martinez, Chris Lighty, DJ Whoo Kid, Tony Douglas, Emily B and Chrissy Lampkin from Love and Hip-Hop joined him at his VIP table.
Waitresses decked out in Carmelo’s #7 jerseys brought out a parade of Ciroc bottles and sparklers with his custom birthday cake which was a Knicks gym bag with his jersey draped over it, and which we learned was later delivered to his apartment the next day because he wouldn’t let anyone touch it.
Later in the evening, Swizzy bought Carmelo several bottles of Moet Nectar Rose Champagne. All his friends popped the bottles in his honor. In between all the Ciroc and Champagne were buckets of Corona Extra that couldn’t be replenished fast enough and copies of his recent SLAM magazine cover.
SLAM’s June 2011 issue with Carmelo Anthony on the cover is currently on shelves now. —XXL Staff
View photos from the party below, courtesy of Jerrit Clarke