*It was a wild scene: high class and hip-hop urban entertainment meshed together Sunday night at Philippe Chow on Melrose Ave in West Hollywood. They honored Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Bullets for Peace while they partied for singer, Monica’s 30th Birthday.
It was an awesome scene to witness. Think varying levels of self mastery, fine living and passion for just about everything; spread out on one pink carpet.
Several LA Lakers including Derek Fisher and Lamar Odom were there. Also, Deniece Williams, Angela and Vanessa Simmons, Golden Brooks, Khloe Kardashian, Raven-Symone, Kenny Lattimore; need I say more. Oh no, it didn’t stop there; Black Hollywood debutantes, athletes, hip hoppers, and cultural tastemakers were on the scene for the cause.
Urban entertainment’s elite swarmed in one after the other wearing pink ribbons and draped with silver bullets, all in support of Monica’s Still Standing Foundation and its programs, and of course they came to party.
The host, Monica, whose temperament was elegant and poised, showed with her fiancé, Lakers guard Shannon Brown, and they moved, coupled-up, down the pink carpet posing for the cameras. Oh yes, and the love seemed to be clear.
It should be mentioned that Monica appears one snazzy lady; celebrity looks good on her. And EURweb happens to know (from an earlier interview) that Monica’s class and strong head on her shoulders is the result of good home training and was handed down by the strong and loving women of her family.
“Reach for the stars and not look down on others, but look down to help others,” Monica said in a statement for the press.
In keeping with an urban/southern sophistication and desire to give back Monica asked her family and celebrity friends to donate money in the name of her Still Standing Foundation to the Susan Komen Foundation – Susan G. Komen for the Cure – the global leader of the breast cancer movement.
EURweb’s Billie Jordan was on the scene and spoke to some of Monica’s most exciting celebrity guest. Here’s her (video) *Red Carpet Report:
By the way, the birthday girl arrived in a Porsche Panamera with her fiancé, who opened the door for his soon-to-be wife and shielded her with an umbrella. Inside, the happy couple’s family and friends nibbled on the Asian cuisine, cupcakes, and candy as Jermaine Dupri worked the ones and twos.
“Because God has given me more than I could have ever imagined, I won’t even make a wish,” the mother of two told partygoers before blowing out the candles on her purse-shaped cake. “I’ll just say to everybody in here, we’re all blessed.”
*Monica Turns 30 Red Carpet Report: Produced, filmed and edited by Billie Jordan for EURweb