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Nicki Minaj celebrated her 26th birthday and the recent release of her album Pink Friday at TAO Las Vegas’ Worship Thursday weekly party. Wearing a custom made sheer jumpsuit embellished with pearls, the Grammy nominee showed up fashionably late and was joined by nearly fifty friends including singer Cassie, model Amber Rose, her best friend Safaree Samuels and Young Money Entertainment president Mack Maine.
The large group took over several tables right in front of TAO’s signature Buddha and Nicki stood up in the restaurant and made a toast to all of her friends, thanking them for coming to celebrate her birthday. They fueled up for the night, feasting on favorites from the kitchen and drinking Dom Perignon Rose Champagne and margaritas. Everyone sang to the birthday girl, who was wowed as a cake was brought out featuring a mini version of herself driving a pink Corvette with a license plate that said YNGMONEY, paying homage to her music label.
After dinner everyone took over a span of VIP tables on the dance floor and crowds swarmed to get close to the pop star. TAO Nightclub’s bottle fairy delivered a bottle of Ace of Spades Champagne via zip line to kick off the party. The already incredible celebration jumped to the next level with the arrival of her mentors Lil Wayne and Cash Money Record founders Birdman and Slim. Nicki, who danced all night on the banquette, was surprised with a second pink cake from Gimme Some Sugar. She sipped champagne and the party lasted well past 3 am.
Rock royalty Alexandra Richards was also spotted at TAO Nightclub. The model, artist and DJ joined friends at a VIP table on the dance floor.