Mike Kirschbaum / Tony Tran Photography
Monday, May 30, 2016 | 8:02 p.m.
It was the party highlight of Memorial Day Weekend when superstar and Axis at Planet Hollywood headliner Jennifer Lopez (“All I Have”) made her Strip-hosting debut at her pool party “Carnival Del Sol” at Drai’s Beach Club atop the Cromwell on Sunday.
Accompanied by boyfriend Casper Smart and friends and dancers from her hit residency, J.Lo welcomed daytime revelers to the bash with confetti showers and danced the day away to the beats of MAKJ and Cipha Sounds from the grand cabanas.
While enjoying the Strip’s only rooftop beach club, the group enjoyed nachos from Drai’s Cafe and sipped on “The Lola,” a specially created cocktail made with Captain Morgan coconut rum and Sprite inspired by J.Lo’s alter ego from her Pitbull collaboration “Fresh Out of the Oven.”
Partygoers spent Sunday afternoon catching rays and spraying champagne while splashing in the seven pools. J.Lo is expected to host a number of carnival in the sun parties during her residency, as Vegas DeLuxe first reported May 18 and confirmed five days later. J.Lo is at Axis through June 12 and returns July 20.
Grammy Award-winning rapper 50 Cent and R&B crooner Jeremih closed out the evening taking the Drai’s Live stage at Drai’s Nightclub for a concert. During the show, O.T. Genasis, Slim Thug, K Camp and fellow resident Trey Songz, who headline Saturday during the day and night, were called onstage.
Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Marqise Lee and L.A. Rams cornerback Trumaine Johnson and linebacker Akeem Ayers were spotted in the crowd Sunday night. Our thanks to Mike Kirschbaum of Tony Tran Photography for his photo gallery from “Carnival Del Sol.”
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