Written By SOHH Gyant
Well, the holiday weekend is over! And thanks to Jamal
Coleman, Chaka Zulu, Taiye Samuel [AKA the Wild Afrikan] and Dean Jackson I am
able to give you all a rundown of one of the hottest parties that took place at
Uptown Lounge Saturday night. Wesley Snipes, Gabrielle Union, D. Woods, Michael
Jordon, Terrence J, Ludacris and a host of other celebrities shut
Ludacris held his third Annual Luda Day weekend this past Holiday weekend. And though I didn't get the chance to attend a lot of the events, I still managed to get the exclusive ones that had the most star power. I will be the first to admit that I laid pretty low this holiday. But out of all the events I was personally invited to attend, I opted to just pick Saturday night to come out.
As usual Uptown Lounge was the spot to be at. The line wrapped around the building as groupies and fans alike all vied to gain entrance to the exclusive affair. But like usual, the Atlanta club goers still just aren't used to celebrities. SOHH instead of dancing to the skills of DJ Trauma and enjoying the atmosphere peeps were lurking around the VIP area blocking me from doing my job all to catch a glimpse of their most favorite stars.
I have to seriously question the state of some of the fans mentalities that would opt to stand in line for upwards of an hour, pay ridiculous entrance fee's just to stand around with their camera phone in hopes of snapping a photo of some celebrity who doesn't even know they exist.
I don't even like doing it and I get paid to do so. However, pushing that entire situation aside, I had a good time. SOHH here's a rundown of the good, the bad, and the ugly.
The Good: The laid back atmosphere. It's no secret that a lot of industry people in this damn city don't know what the hell they are doing. I usually have the most difficult times getting into a party even though I am an invited guest. But that's not the case with Jamal and them. I got in pretty quickly and the vibe of the party was just right both on the celebrity and non celebrity side. Aside from the VIP lurkers everybody was just there to have a good time. And that's never a bad thing.
The Bad: Every celebrity that I ran into was cool as all hell. Except for a washed up has been who decided to snatch my camera when I tried to take a picture of him. I got shots with everyone from Wesley Snipes to Ludacris, but this "celebrity" tried to act all Hollywood.
I don't know why he took such an aggressive position when I tried to take my shot. It isn't like his stint on "Dancing With The Stars" catapulted him anymore into the spotlight anymore then before. He needs to thank Ne-Yo for reviving his career a few years back and should've been happy that someone even cared to snap a picture of him, period.
Trust me, it will never happen again. He's SOHH lame his name isn't even worth mentioning.
The Ugly: Nothing ugly at all. I mean I could go in on Wesley Snipes a little, but this is a hip-hop site y'all don't care.
Here's some more photo's for you below.
D. Woods chillin with DTP before she had to go and perform for the kidz at Traxx.
Kanye West/Lil Wayne manager, Gee Roberson and Jamal Coleman. Don't ask me what they're looking at.
Ludacris, Chaka Zulu and Guest
Ne-Yo's manager and Compound Entertainment head Tango
Wesley Snipes, [I Know], and Chaka Zulu
Hate all y'all want, but it's Gyant and Gabrielle Union.
Check back later this week for Gyant's pick for who's the King of The Summer.
Talk to y'all lata,