Erik Kabik / Retna / ErikKabik.com
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 | 2:08 p.m.
Bobby Ray Simmons Jr., known by his stage name B.o.B., performed at Rehab Pool Party at the Hard Rock Hotel on Sunday, and contributing photographer Erik Kabik of Retna was onsite for a photo gallery.
B.o.B. donned black and gold — a black tank top and black pants and gold chains and flashy gold sneakers. His sunglasses also were black and gold. B.o.B. at one point performed in the crowd of the packed dayclub, and afternoon festivities included champagne showers.
Collaborator extraordinaire B.o.B.’s hits include the current “John Doe” featuring Priscilla, “Nothin’ on You” featuring Bruno Mars, “Airplanes” featuring Hayley Williams, “Magic” featuring Rivers Cuomo,” “Strange Clouds” featuring Lil Wayne, “So Good” and “Both of Us” featuring Taylor Swift.
His appearance at Rehab follows in the Season 11 footsteps of Robin Thicke, Flo Rida, Aloe Blacc, Taboo of The Black Eyed Peas, The Wanted, Kendrick Lamar, Travie McCoy of Gym Class Heroes, Puff Daddy, Joanna Krupa, Crystal Hefner and J. Cole.
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Arguably one the coolest joints in town, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino houses some of Vegas' best entertainment, restaurants and nightlife.
At Hard Rock, it's all about the music. From the light fixtures made out of drum cymbals and guitar shaped door handles to stage costumes and tools of the trade of legendary musicians displayed on the walls, the hotel screams rock and roll. The Hard Rock's Joint has hosted some the biggest names in music — from The Who to Bob Dylan to hometown heroes, The Killers.Aside from the music venues, the pool at the Hard Rock is one of its biggest attractions. Spread out over 4.7 acres, the pool area features swim-up blackjack, a bar and grill, private cabanas, a bevy of secluded nooks, a waterfall and an extensive live music venue with a dance floor. During the summer, the pool transforms into the Rehab club on Sunday afternoons.
The resident nightclub Body English fuses European elegance with a rock star bachelor pad and it often a hot spot for visiting celebs and popular DJs. Vintage rock memorabilia lines the walls at Wasted Space, Hard Rock's anti-club.
Restaurants at Hard Rock are just as hip as the rest of the casino. Pink Taco serves up Mexican dishes, as well as a Central American and Caribbean menu. Nobu, one of five worldwide Japanese-specialty restaurants from famed Nobu Matsuhisa, satisfies a different taste. For round-the-clock cuisine, Mr. Lucky's 24/7, is sure to ease your appetite even after a Vegas-all-nighter.