This past weekend, my friend Dan and I headed over to Ultra Suede in WEHO to attend Paul Nicholl’s weekly Friday night party, Hype. Nicki Minaj was going to be there and after going to Hype the weekend prior to see Kelly Rowland and Luciana, I figured it would be another awesome evening. Little did I know what was in store…

We showed up to UltraSuede around 9pm and were treated to a performance by Ms. Candis Cayne. She opened her act with ‘Move’ by Dream Girls and ended with Lady Gaga’s latest… thing ‘Judas.’ I’m really wanting a break from Lady G right now, but Candis’s performance actually made me enjoy the song more than I thought I did – maybe it was her backup dancers and their amazing legs that I was into, but the song started to grow on me. But I digress. Candis was great and entertained the crowd with some hair whipping and a fan that even Beyonce’s wig would be jealous of.  

At the end of her act, she asked the crowd if they were excited to see Nicki and of course everyone was. Then she said, ‘We all know that Nicki is now going on tour with Britney Spears, right?’ Everyone said ‘yes’ with that sort of ‘are you going to say what I think you’re going to say’ tone of voice. And THEN she said… (wait for it…) ‘I heard a rumor that Britney is going to make an appearance tonight at Hype….’ I turned to Dan and his mouth had hit the floor, his eyes were starting to water and he had goose bumps all up and down his arms. Priceless.

Nicki and Britney weren’t the only celebrity sightings that night though. Khloe Kardashian and her assistant/best friend Malika were hanging out too, and I must say, Khloe is really pretty in person.  She’s a big girl, but not in the ‘WHOA SHE BIG!’ sense. They were hanging out in a little VIP section on the dance floor, but people weren’t paying a ton of attention to them – my focus was on the gogo dancers and deciding which one would be fun to… dance with. While I was busy ogling the gogo boys Nicki walked into the VIP area and hugged it out with Khloe. The crowd went nuts. Cameras flashing, yelling, lunging stuff at her to sign. I mean, anything anyone had was being hand to her for an autograph.  Dan even saw someone give her their phone. Nicki is really gorgeous in person, btw. Beautiful eyes and huge white teeth.  And yes, her bum is big.  After a while, the crowd got used to Nicki and people were had calmed down a bit, and then…

In walks Ms. Britney Spears. Oh. Em. Gee. I get excited even typing it. I was literally 25 feet from her and her boyfriend/ex-manager Jason. The crowd went bat shit crazy. I mean, lost their minds. I felt like I was in a school of fish – you know when one fish moves left and the whole school goes in the same direction? It was almost pandemonium at one point.  Brit was dressed in a grey cardigan with a peach and white polkadot top. Her weave wasn’t messy, but definitely looked like she had been home on the couch watching something on TLC, hit pause, ran a brush through her hair and jumped in the car. She posed for pics with Nicki and smile at the crowd a little, but her bodyguards basically blocked her so it was hard to snap a pic. She drank water and whispered in Jason’s ear a lot, giggled too.

I would have loved to have seen a performance by the two, but I being in Brit’s presence was enough for me.  The crowd progressively got worse so we high-tailed it out of there. All-in-all, it was a good night. If you happen to be in WEHO on a Friday night, check out Hype Fridays at UltraSuede. It’s a little pricey, but usually worth it for the show and/or celebrity sightings.