Party Report: Janelle Monae Releases Electric Lady—Deluxe Edition
THE PLACE: Pier 84
THE DEETS: Target really knows how to throw a party! Upon entering guests were met with Janelle Monae look-a-likes who were serving up goodies like COVERGIRL’S Clean Whipped Crème and lipstick in the shade Hot Passion. La La Anthony hosted the evening while rapper/producer B.o.B, radio host Angie Martinez, singer Miguel, model Toccara Jones, lucky fans and press enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and top shelf drinks with Electric Pirate Radio. When the electric lady of the night took the stage—after being introduced by Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs as the hardest working woman in show business—she performed a medley of hits “HYTB,” “Q.U.E.E.N. (remix),” “The Electric Lady Remix,” and a cover of the Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back.” Monae was joined midway through by one half of the rapping duo OutKast, Big Boi. He co-produced Monae’s second full-length album and told the crowd he knew he had to sign her the minute he heard her sing. The songstress capped off her night crowd surfing while fireworks went off across the water. Talk about going out with a bang!