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Photos: French Montana performs during rainy Ditch Fridays at Palms Pool


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French Montana and Mally Mal at Ditch Fridays at Palms Pool on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013.

French Montana at Ditch Fridays

French Montana at Ditch Fridays at Palms Pool on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. Launch slideshow »

Mobster Tony Montana was in town over the weekend for a Mob convention, and Bad Boy rapper French Montana hosted and performed at Ditch Fridays at Palms Pool.

Neither is from Montana, the state from which I hail, or related to NFL legend Joe Montana. But I digress.

Rain didn’t stop French Montana’s parade of poolside fun Friday afternoon at the Palms. After settling into a VIP booth with rapper girlfriend Trina and producer and Las Vegas native Mally Mal, Montana started the fun with shots of Patron and chicken fingers, wings and nachos from nearby Heraea.

Montana sipped on Ciroc and orange juice before walking to the DJ booth to welcome the daytime revelers. Montana laughed while watching Palms’ cocktail servers spray the crowd with champagne.

Not missing a beat, the hip-hop star then jumped onstage to treat the crowd to a set that included “Thrilla N Manilla,” “Shot Caller,” “Pop That,” “Ocho Cinco” and “Ain’t Worried ‘Bout Nothin’.”

“This is my first time performing at the Palms, and I wanna Instagram something. Pose with me for this picture and I might just @ you,” said the rapper, who then had a friend take a photograph of himself with thousands of Ditch Fridays partygoers.

He later posted the photo on Instagram with the caption “#thepalms raining #aintworriedaboutnothing.” Thanks to Joe Fury of 9 Group for his photo gallery.

Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.

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