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The King of parties, Sean 'Diddy' Combs, celebrated his 50th birthday this weekend with an opulent bash at his Beverly Hills mansion.
Upon arrival, guests like Beyoncé and Jay Z, Pharrell, Kanye West
and Kim Kardashian West, Leonardo
DiCaprio, Gayle King, Kate Beckinsale, Chadwick Boseman, Lizzo
and Post Malone
entered the manor along an illuminated walkway, where all the windows were decorated with a bright light installation. As they walked through the house, guests took in Diddy's extensive art collection, including pieces by Keith Haring, Ai Weiwei and the acclaimed centerpiece "Past Times" by Kerry James
Marshall. Guests were greeted with CÎROC Ultra-Premium Vodka cocktails. The signature drink for the night was "The Goddess," made with the new limited edition CÎROC White Grape.
Hosted by Swizz Beatz
and Kenny Burns
with DJ sets by DJ D-Nice, DJ M.O.S. and DJ Cassidy, party goers danced the night away. Diddy's first surprise of the night was a special performance by the Queen
of Hip Hop Soul and longtime friend, Mary J. Blige. Mary performed a 40 minute set while guests danced to some of her biggest hits like: "Be Happy," "I Can Love You
" and "Enough Cryin."
Acclaimed gospel artist Marvin Sapp
performed two songs that have been very special to Diddy and have helped him through a tough year since losing the mother of his children, Kim Porter.
To commemorate her birthday, December 15th, Diddy unveiled the sculpture "Mirage
" by artist Michael Benisty, which rests in the center of Diddy's rose garden. Personally curated by Diddy, the sculpture emanates light through the garden like a modern day Colossus of Rhodes.
Throughout the night, notables like Usher, Dougie Fresh
and Andre Harrell toasted the mogul and shared some of their fondest memories of him.
At 2AM, Diddy surprised guests again with a curated menu of his favorite McDonald's menu items.
VIP transportation to and from the celebration was provided by Cadillac, who was thrilled to showcase two of their premium luxury SUV and crossovers, the Cadillac
ST6 and the Cadillac
It was truly a night to remember: "Ain't no party, like a Diddy party."