Stars and Dust: Jay Z, Beyonce, T.I., Tameka Harris, Maxwell Attend 40/40 Club 10th Anniversary
Rap stars, actors, wealthy socialites, reality TV stars and professional athletes joined rap mogulÂ Jay ZÂ and his wifeÂ BeyonceÂ to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Grand Opening of Jay Zâ€™s 40/40 Club and Sports Bar in NYC on Monday, June 17. Sharply dressed stars attending the shindig included rapperÂ T.I.Â and his wifeÂ Tameka Harris; singersÂ Maxwell,Â Adrienne Bailon, Kylie MinogueÂ andÂ Jessica Sanchez; NY Knicks starÂ Amare StoudemireÂ and his wifeÂ Alexis Stoudemire; and Jay Zâ€™s recent sports signeesRobinson CanoÂ andÂ Victor Cruz, among other celebrity elite.
The popular sports bar, which opened on June 18, 2003, has seen its share of bumps in the road. The bar has been hit with lawsuits from both patrons and employees, and it was shut down in 2012 by the city of NY for health code violations. The bar closed down for 6 months in 2011 for a $10 million facelift.
Missing from the star-studded affair was Jay Zâ€™s bestie and Beyonceâ€™s crush, PresidentÂ Barack Obama. He is in Geneva with his wife,Â Michelle Obama, and their children attending the G8 Summit along with other world leaders. Jay Z is pictured above right schmoozing with Kraft Group CEO Robert Kraft.
NY Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz and his baby mama Elaine Watley attend Jay Zâ€™s 40/40 Club 10th Anniversary in NY.
Amare Stoudemire and his wife Alexis Stoudemire attend the 40/40 Club 10th Anniversary on Monday, June 18.