NYC-based marketing/PR firm the 135th Street Agency kicked off BET Hip Hop Awards Week with its 5th Annual BBQ â€“ now in Atlanta for the first time (instead of Harlem). On a beautiful starry night, nearly 400 VIPs packed Piedmont Parkâ€™s Magnolia Hall, including event co-hosts Fonzworth Bentley and Kelly G (BETâ€™s Sr. Music Supervisor), along with featured DJs Drama, Trauma and Traci Steele.
Guests sipped complimentary Remy V cocktails and FUZE drinks while chowing on hot dogs, hamburgers, Italian sausages, bbq chicken, potato salad, baked beans, corn, Popeyeâ€™s fried chicken and an assortment of cupcakes from Cocktail Cupcakes and Tasty Cakes ATL.
While attendees danced and dined, notables such as THe Lovly Dondria,Â Ray J, Da Brat, French Montana, Devyne Stephens, Lil Duval, Verse Simmonds, Jovita Moore (WSB TV anchor), Kwanza Hall (Atlanta City Council), Faune Watkins, D.Woods, Shanti Das, Derek J and comedian Shawty mixed and mingled.
Universal Pictures was on hand to promote their upcoming action-comedy Tower Heist, starring Eddie Murphy and Ben Stiller. Guests enjoyed a little Tower Heist experience in the ever-popular OMG Booth, and went home with gift bags filled with swag from Dr. Miracles, Carolâ€™s Daughter, Rocksmith, Mixed Chicks, The Source and JUICY Magazine.