Rap mogul Jay-Z and longtime friend LeBron James took a break from their busy entertainment careers and welcomed in the good life by co-hosting a Sprite “Two Kings” dinner down in Houston, Texas over the weekend.
The duo’s latest event brought in a slew of famous celebrities including Drake and Kevin Hart.
The hottest ticket in town during NBA All-Star Weekend in Houston was Jay-Z and LeBron James’ 6th annual Sprite “Two Kings” dinner. The hip-hop mogul and NBA titan dressed in their best and held court with power players in the fields of music, sports, media, and tech at the swanky dinner at RDG + Bar Annie on Saturday night. While her documentary was airing on HBO, Beyoncé celebrated with her husband and famous friends including Drake, Ne-Yo, Diddy, and Kevin Hart. (Rap-Up)
Details on what everyone dined on during the private occasion have surfaced.
Heavy on surf-and-turf with a Texas twist, the menu included appetizers of seared foie gras po’ boy and BBQ Gulf crab and avocado in banana beaves, followed by Gulf red snapper or wood-grilled prime beef and then Texas pecan pie, warm chocolate cake or fresh berry cobbler. (Culture Map)
King James and Young Hov’s previous Two Kings dinner went down back in 2011 and included high-profile celebrities including Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio.
Among the guests at the dinner, which featured a menu by Top Chef Tom Colicchio, were: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, the evening’s guest speaker, Beyonce, Leonardo DiCaprio with girlfriend Bar Rafaeli, Ellen Pompeo with husband Chris Ivery, Kanye West, Lyor Cohen with girlfriend designer Tory Burch, Ron Howard and Jerry Bruckheimer. After Ballmer addressed the VIP crowd, Jay-Z and LeBron reflected on their day with the children at the Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club, and announced that next year’s dinner will benefit underprivileged kids to help foster their success. (Opposing Views)
No strangers to working together, James and Jay hooked up back in 2009 to help out an Arizona school.
Jay-Z and James will be at the Mesa Arts Academy in Mesa, where more than 200 students are expected to meet, interact with and even perform for the celebrity duo, who are working in partnership with Sprite Green, the sponsor of the event. The pair will also sign a donated piano, which will permanently stay in the school’s auditorium. (AZ Central)