Brooklyn rapper Fabolous is not taking a minute to smell the roses coming off a near-death car wreck this week and is preparing to take over a celebrity-driven spot in Manhattan. #RealityCheck
Details of Faboloso’s weekend event surfaced online Thursday (May 22).
Fabolous has put popular riverfront restaurant La Marina in one of his rap songs, and the Brooklyn rapper — fresh off a car accident this week in Queens — will perform Saturday at the venue he helped make famous. The summertime hotspot has attracted the likes of Jay Z, Beyonce and Leonardo DiCaprio since it opened in 2012, but last year the city cracked down, ordering La Marina to end its season early and call off an album release party for rapper Drake. (New York Daily News)
Back in December, buzz about the popular venue possibly suffering a power struggle hit the Internet.
The battle over La Marina has gotten so bizarre that one owner — former taxi bigwig Fernando Mateo — even challenged two of his business partners to a boxing bout to settle their dispute, according to Manhattan Supreme Court papers. Mateo, the former head of the state Federation of Taxi Drivers who bought into the business and now manages it, is at loggerheads with the founding members of the lounge and 22-boat-slip marina on Dyckman Street in Inwood. (New York Post)
Fab revealed serious photos of his nasty crash early Wednesday (May 21).
“Good Morning IG…I just survived a car accident on the Van Wyck in Queens, NY. I wanna Thank God for not only letting me walk away with a few bumps & bruises but also for letting my driver Ruben & the two truck drivers involved walk away alive also.” (Fabolous’ Instagam)
The New York hip-hop heavyweight also detailed how much of an impact the crash had on his life.
“This was my 1st time being in a car accident. It’s a very shocking experience & may change my outlook on how fast things can happen & you’re put into a life threatening situation. Live, Love, & Celebrate Life. #Blessed” (Fabolous’ Instagram)