Some of the most influential women in media and entertainment gathered last week in NYC at ReSette for Pynk Magazine’s “Pynk Power Dinner Series” honoring 135th Street Agency Founder & CEO Shante Bacon.
Last Night in NYC, Team SFPL was invited to attend a cruise hosted by Nicki Minaj to celebrate the launch of her new beverage, Myx Fusions. The cruise was also a celebration for Nicki’s hype man, ScaffBeezy. Attendees boarded the yacht at Pier 59 for the all-white-themed “Myx & Mingle Cruise” in New York on Thursday.
Guests enjoyed complimentary bottles of Myx as well as a FULL open bar and passed hordevours and enjoyed the sounds of several DJ’s the evening, which concluded with a fireworks spectacular. There were plenty of notables on deck including; Tahiry Jose, Yandy Smith, Rich Dollaz, Ebro of Hot 97, Jennifer Williams, Necole Bitchie, Sharon Carpenter, Ms. Drama, and Busta Rhymes just to name a few.
The boat was so festive and celebratory that at one point, the captain told guests to move to the right side of the boat because it was leaning to the left. Nicki grabbed the mic immediately screaming,“We don’t want to sink!”
They raffled off gift bags, which included her pink Pill speaker, Pink Friday fragrance, and Myx.
“I’m so honored that you guys chose to spend Fourth of July with us,” she said.
All white everything was the theme for the event, and for the most part, everybody stuck to the theme. Step into a few of the guests on deck …
Singer, Baiyu is on deck …
Mona Scott Young looked happy an vibrant!
Tahiry Jose always on point!
Fly guy Rae Holliday and Sharon Carpenter.
Our blogger sister Necole Bitchie, Yandy Smith and guest.
Yandy, Jennifer Williams and Tahiry smile for the SFPL camera.
Hot 97’s Ebro.
Nicki Minaj boarding the yacht.
Nicki Minaj walked around and personally greeted and thanked everyone in attendance very dope!
Nicki Minaj cracks a smile for us!
Nicki looked amazing.
The birthday boy Scaffbeezy chose to stand out from the rest decked out in all red.
It wouldn’t be the Fourth of July without fireworks.
Leading lady from Kendrick Lamar‘s Poetic Justice video Brittany Sky was in attendance.
Rich Dollaz of Love and Hip-Hop NYC fame.
BlogXilla enjoying himself.
That’s how Nicki cuts a cake.
Photos courtesy of SFPL’s own Bernard Smalls
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Starring: Chris O’Dowd , Jessica Mauboy, Deborah Mailman, Shari Sebbens and Miranda Tapsell. Written By: Tony Briggs and Keith Thompson. Directed By: Wayne Blair. Runtime 103 mins. In theaters March 22nd 2013.
As I walked into the Dolby 24 screening room I can admit I knew nothing about the film The Sapphires. I was completely aware it was a film based around music . Little did I know I would leave learning about a whole country’s horrid past and the story of four Aboriginal girls who had a dream and lived it for a brief moment.
The Sapphires tells the story of four Aboriginal (Indigenous Australians) girls who lived during what would be considered a black eye in Australia’s history. In the movie’s opening scene we see the girls at a very young age, they show off their singing talents to their parents and people in their mission (indigenous settlement). Their performance was interrupted when two government cars roll up on the settlement to take away the children. The children are told to go hide and are led by Gail (Deborah Mailman) but to no avail poor Gail witnesses her cousin and best friend Kay ( Sheri Sebbens) being taking away. Kay was a victim of what they called the “Stolen Generation” where Aboriginal children who looked “white” were taken away to be assimilated into white society.
Flash forward to 1968 the Vietnam War is raging on and the Civil Rights movement is in full swing in the states. The girls have grown into young teenagers now and are led by big sister Gail. The three sisters Gail, Julie and Cynthia are excited about a talent show in town and gearing up to participate. The younger of the three Julie (Jessica Mauyboy) is informed by mom and big sister she can’t go because she has a son and she’s the little sister. Gail and Cynthia make it just in time to perform in front of not so favorable white crowd little did they know Julie snuck out and surprises them and joins the act. Their performance catches the eye and ear of a struggling talent scout Dave Lovelace (Chris O’Dowd).
Dave becomes the girls manager and agrees to help them get into Sapphire form by introducing them to soul music. They also reunite with Kay who’s was taken away earlier in the film. Gail is not too pleased to see her cousin who has been assimilated or in some cases brainwashed to believe she’s above her Aboriginal roots. They head to Vietnam a group of misguided girls but slowly come together as they perform for the American troops.
The Sapphires is more than just a “feel good” movie it’s a history lesson with a musical soundtrack. Me being an African American can appreciate this film cause there is such a strong correlation with my ancestors struggle. I didn’t know much about the struggle of the Aboriginal but walked out of that theater with knowledge of them and what they had to endure. I was intrigued to learn more about them and why they were treated as such. I was also very impressed by Jessica Mauboy and her amazing voice and acting skills she is a rockstar in Australia and I can see her star shinning brightly here. The cast was amazing and did a great job of telling the story of these four girls and their determination to live out their dreams. This film is definitely worth seeing when it hits theaters and definitely should be embraced by the black community.
The Sapphires gets a huge #WELIKE from Team SFPL!
Shoutout: 135th Agency/Saptosa/The Weinstein Company
It was Hell up in Harlem as the 135th Street Agency put on their 5th Anniversary BBQ/Fish Fry celebration. The Event was held at El Patio of Talay Lounge in Harlem. Hosted by by radio/tv personality FREE and VIBE’s new editorial director Datwon Thomas, the 4th annual BBQ was attended by a plethora of media, industry tastemakers artists and notables including Miguel, Sheek Louch, Necole Bitchie, Briana Bingham, Jacque Reid, Chris Classic, Bevy Smith, Jamal “Gravy” Woodard, Cherry Martinez (Power 105), actor Stephen Hill, Serius Jones, Amanda Diva, Mysonne and more.
Many of our Blogging/Media counterparts were in the building including; LowKey (You heard That new?), Xilla (Blogxilla.com/ Global Grind), Monee Perry (Roc4Life), Devon Christopher (Bleu Magazine/BleuLife.com), The Fly Girl ( Fly Style Life), Chris Law (Fresher Than Chris), DJ Laser, Kitty Bradshaw , John Simon, and Eb the Celeb.
The Event as a whole was Dope, Good Music, Good Food, Hennessy Black sponsored some great drinks, not to mention Golden Crust, Heineken, Frit-o-Lay and a few other sponsors who aided in making the Event memorable.
Props to the 135th Agency for the Invite 🙂
More pics after the jump….