Grammy Weekend 2018 kicked off with a LIT party where several celebs were in attendance, including Cardi B, Ciara, Janelle Monae, Gucci Mane, Keyshia Ka’oir and more. See the turn up inside…
Last year, Cardi B was watching the Gammy Awards at home like the rest of us. This year, she’s nominated for her first Grammy and she’ll hit the stage for a performance.
But before the official awards ceremony goes down on Sunday, the “Bodak Yellow” rapper hit the stage at Warner Music Group’s pre-Grammy party in NYC to perform some of her hit singles. And the crowd was mad hype during her performance.
After her performance…
The “Bartier Cardi” rapper got the chance to meet Ciara for the first time and they hit it off.
“The sweetest person i ever met @ciara ..sooo beautiful,” Cardi captioned on Instagram.
Ciara wasn’t the only one Cardi met for the first time at the event. She also linked up with rapper/singer Missy Elliott backstage and totally fan girled out. Check it:
“Love & Hip Hop” creator Mona Scott Young and Cardi B’s sister Hennessy were also in the mix backstage.
WONDALAND honcho Janelle Monae came out to party, snapping it up with Chairman & COO Atlantic Records Group Julie Greenwald.
We both lived in the A for years and never got to really meet . Glad we got to show love to one another last night . I have so much respect for the transformation Gucci made and the way he talks openly and honestly about his dark times . Inspiring story . Get his book “the autobiography of Gucci mane” . All my love to the Wopsters . Gimme that waist Keyshia (get all her products) ! Beautiful indeed . #Repost @laflare1017 ・・・ Beautiful
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The “Electric Lady” also met Gucci Mane and his wife Keyshia Ka’oir for the first time, despite them all living in Atlanta over the years.
During the turn up, CiCi and Keyshia Ka’oir hit a few dance moves together:
On the carpet…
Grammy nominee Cardi B struck a few poses in this black off-the-shoulder wrap dress by Carolina Herrera.
CiCi served up streetwear sex appeal in a MICHAEL NGO Octane SS18 off-shoulder denim jacket paired with a custom zip tank dress & customized collection -buckle patent thigh boots.
This is one hot mama!
Newlyweds Gucci Mane and Keyshia Ka’oir pulled up on the carpet dressed in all black everything.
Janelle Monae pushed through in her usual black and white. She always puts a fun spin on her signature color scheme.
Jetting from Paris Fashion Week, model Winne Harlow stepped out to party. Are we feeling it?
R&B crooner Tank was in good spirits as he made his way down the carpet.
Rap icon Doug E Fresh made an appearance for the party and performance.
Engaged couple Shanina Shaik and DJ Ruckus were all loved up on the carpet. They were lip locking and more down the carpet.
Record exec Kevin Liles and his wife Erica Liles were in the mix. This denim outfit…
Oprah’s bestie Gayle King popped up on the scene looking amazing.
And Cardi’s sister Hennessy also hit the carpet before cheering on her big sis.
Check out all the fun below:
Photos: Getty/Cardi’s IG