West Hollywood hotspot, 1OAK LA was the hub for celebrity celebrations this past weekend.
Saturday night, Kendrick Lamar continued his 30th birthday celebration performing for the first time ever in a nightclub. Fellow TDE artist, Schoolboy Q was spotted in VIP with French Montana, Jaime Foxx, A$AP Rocky, Belly, Pusha T, Wale and star athletes Kyrie Irving and Odell Beckham Jr.
Grammy award winning songstress Lana Del Rey and friends kicked off the celebratory weekend Thursday night as they took over Hollywood hotspot 1OAK LA for a massive private 32nd birthday blowout. Del Rey partied all night by the DJ booth with friends and fellow musicians Robin Thicke, Nelly, French Montana, Swae Lee of Rae Sremmurd, Mike Will Made It and Boi-1da, who collaborated with her on Lust For Life, Del Rey’s upcoming fourth studio album.
Paris Hilton was spotted nearby sipping Perrier-Jouët with boyfriend Chris Zylka. Actress Bella Thorne and Scott Disick arrived following dinner at CATCH LA, swirling romance rumors yet again. The couple kept close throughout the night and made a swift exit hand in hand. Kylie Jenner, who arrived in an orange Lamborghini hung with friend and Roc Nation artist, Justine Skye.
The birthday girl sipped classic Absolut Elyx cocktails with 1 OAK owners Richie Akiva and Darren Dzienciol in VIP. Akiva gave her a heartfelt shout out as a four-tier cake presented by Perrier-Jouët made its way through the club. Hot in Herre rapper Nelly hopped on the mic and sang Happy Birthday, igniting the crowd.
Other celebs in attendance were PartyNextDoor, Odell Beckham, and Pretty Little Liars star, Shay Mitchell.
On Tuesday, a Los Angeles jury ruled Robin Thicke and Pharrell hit of 2013, “Blurred Lines,” infringed on Marvin Gaye’s jam of 1977 “Got To Give It Up.” The two have been ordered to pay $7.3 million to the Gaye family. The attorney for Pharrell and Robin Thicke issued the following statement:
“While we respect the judicial process, we are extremely disappointed in the ruling made today, which sets a horrible precedent for music and creativity going forward. “‘Blurred Lines’ was created from the heart and minds of Pharrell, Robin, and T.I. and not taken from anyone or anywhere else. We are reviewing the decision, considering our options and you will hear more from us soon about this matter.”
The ruling is being appealed by Pharrell and Thicke, but many claimed the two songs are much too alike and it’s clear the duo were somewhat inspired greatly by Marvin Gaye’s song. “Blurred Lines” sold over 6 million copies and generated more that $16.6 million in revenue. T.I., who only rapped a verse on the song, is not involved in the case because he had no part in composing. Let’s hope a case like this will never happen again, and artists obtain the clearance they need to continue making great music. For good times sake, let’s just enjoy “Blurred Lines” one more time.
Yesterday Robin Thicke posted a NSFW (not safe for work, for those of you wondering) version of his new video “Blurry Lines” on his YouTube page.
He had previously released a blurred version of the video which left many wiping their screens trying to get a better look. The video features Robin kicking it with T.I., who has a verse on the song, and Pharrell, who did the track’s beat, along with plenty of topless models.