It was anything but another Friday night at Atlanta’s Reign nightclub as 25AndOlder and Prophecy Events brought celebrities out en masse for The Royal Life bash on Jan. 25.
The party was hosted by R&B superstar Brandy, E! News’ Terrance J and V-103’s newest DJ, Big Tigger, but the trio had a lot of help. The United Negro College Fund’s Night of Stars was in Atlanta over the weekend and just about everyone from the show’s guest list showed up at Rain to pop a bottle and celebrate.
Anthony Anderson made his presence known early on when he hit the stage and gave love to Big Tigger who manned the microphone all evening. Tigger, the DC-bred DJ who became the new afternoon host for V-103 seemed right at home in the A and kept the party moving all night.
Tyrese was in the building as well, showing love to everyone on the Reign main stage VIP section – shaking hands and giving hugs to fans. Also in attendance early were actress AJ Johnson, Hawks forward Josh Smith and drummer Travis Barker who snuck in low key, but kept a li’l something lit up during the party.
It wasn’t long until Brandy made her way to the stage with fiancée, Ryan Press. The songstress stayed seated and chatted with friends until Trinidad James’ “All Gold Everything” hit the speakers. That got her on her feet and dancing like no one was watching.
A little later on she took the mic from Big Tigger and said what up to the ATL.
“I don’t want no videos, I’m doing this on the low,” she said while hiding behind her beau, “but don’t believe me, just watch!”
That sent the crowd into a frenzy.
Celebrities kept pouring into the venue all night. DTP manager and co-owner Chaka Zulu was in the house and he, Terrence J and Smith looked like they were having a contest to see who could order the most bottles of Crown Royal Black to their section.
Even former hoops heroes and NBA on TNT analysts Kenny Smith and Dennis Scott made their way to the Reign VIP section to post up and be seen.
The fog machines and lights were in full effect outside of the VIP as well and the dance floor stayed packed all night.
Brandy and Press made their way out the back door a little after 2:00 a.m., but the party kept going until the music stopped.