Drake celebrated his 25th birthday at Tao at the Venetian on Saturday night. The Young Money/Cash Money Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling recording artist and actor was joined by friends, family and fans for the Las Vegas bash presented by Martini Moscato d’Asti.
DJ Franzen manned the decks first, giving way to DJ Future the Prince, a childhood friend Drake personally flew in for the occasion. Future laid down the beats as Drake and friends took over a group of VIP tables on the dance floor and Drake made his way out to the crowd to greet his fans. The birthday boy, who stayed on the mic for much of the night, was presented with a cake in the shape of a varsity jacket and had a surprise visit from Birdman, co-founder of Cash Money Records and rapper Mack Maine, who is president of Young Money Entertainment. While Drake had his own cake, 600 Martini Moscato d’Asti infused cake pops were delivered to the crowd.
Tao’s bottle fairy “owl” flew over the dance floor as confetti rained down, delivering a bottle of Martini Moscato d’Asti to Drake’s table as club goers partied to some of his biggest hits and Drake thanked her for “risking your life for me.”
The generous star bought 200 shots for the crowd and told them, “I’m celebrating my birthday and want you all to celebrate with me. Go to the bar and get your shot on me.” Another table sent over 20 bottles of Champagne, prompting him to say, “I don’t know how I am going to drink all this…guess I will have to share it.” Share he did as he went on to the dance floor like the pied piper of bubbly, passing out bottles. Drake was having such a great time he stayed at Tao until 4 a.m.
The party marks the beginning of what is expected to be an exciting couple of months for Drake, with the release of his highly anticipated sophomore album, Take Care, on Nov. 15.
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