LL Cool J, Taio Cruz, Cee Lo Green & Stevie Wonder At Hard Rock Hotel

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas treated music lovers to another weekend of wild, raucous, and exhilarating performances at Beachlife, The Joint, and Vanity Nightclub. The weekend kicked off with Billboard’s Battle of the Bands on Friday, May 18 inside The Joint, hosted by Grammy award winner Taio Cruz where Long Island, NY pop-punk quintet Patent Pending earned a golden ticket to perform at 2012 Billboard Music Awards.


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Far East Movement at VANITY
Far East Movement At Vanity Nightclub

Photo credit: Erik Kabik/Retna.com for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Also on Friday night Natasha Bedingfield performed a one hour set inside Hard Rock Hotel’s Body English. Natasha looked gorgeous donning a crystal encrusted dress with shoulder wings. VIP guests enjoyed passed appetizers and Magnum ice cream bars. Cee Lo Green performed for an intimate crowd at Body English on Saturday Night.

Beachlife at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino continued to heat up on Sunday, May 20 at the Rehab pool party when DJ Z-Trip kicked off his summer residency with a special guest, LL Cool J. The duo, who will continue to tour together through the end of the year, pulled girls out of the crowd to join them on stage, as LL Cool J sprayed the partygoers with a Beachlife water gun.

LL Cool J at Beachlife
LL Cool J
Photo credit: Hew Burney for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
LL Cool J at BEACHLIFE
LL Cool J At Beachlife At Hard Rock
Photo credit: Hew Burney for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Much to the crowd’s delight, LL sang a remix of “Mama Said Knock You Out.” Later that night, LL dined at 35 Steaks + Martinis restaurant at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Z-Trip will continue his DJ residency at Beachlife on Sunday, June 10.

LL Cool J at Beachlife
LL Cool J
Photo credit: Hew Burney for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

The weekend came to a close when Hard Rock Hotel & Casino hosted Interscope Records Sunday Night Sessions official music awards after-party at Vanity Nightclub on Sunday, May 21 featuring performances by hip-hop quartet Far East Movement, singer Blaqstarr, and recording artist Starshell.

Starshell at VANITY
Starshell at Vanity
Photo credit: Erik Kabik/Retna.com for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Blaqstarr at VANITY
Blaqstarr at Vanity
Photo credit: Erik Kabik/Retna.com for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Also spotted in the crowd celebrating their Billboard Music Awards wins where Chris Brown, Wiz Khalifa, and Stevie Wonder who was seen smiling and being congratulated by fans and music industry executives on his Billboard Icon Award.

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Bill Cody is an entertainment, technology and luxury travel reporter in Las Vegas. He reports on celebrities, events, tech, food, Las Vegas and luxury travel.

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