Inside the Hottest Grammys Party

RealClearLife's Demi Vitkute goes behind the scenes at the Diddy-hosted bash at Catch Roof.

January 29, 2018 5:08 am
Diddy and Jay-Z at Catch Roof (Shareif Ziyadat via Instagram @shareifz)
Diddy and Jay-Z at Catch Roof (Shareif Ziyadat via Instagram @shareifz)

The party doesn’t start until Queen Bey and Jay-Z walk in. Jay-Z is literally on top of the world this week as the leading Grammy nominee. On Saturday, he hosted his annual Roc Nation brunch on the top of the World Trade Center. In the evening, he accepted a Music Industry Icons honor award at the Clive Davis pre-Grammy gala at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel. And at night, the power couple made an appearance at a Catch Roof party, making it one of the hottest parties of the year.

There was no harder door in New York City on Saturday night than at Catch Roof where Diddy was hosting a party. A crowd of fans, party-goers, frequent attendees and promoters of the club were standing outside for hours, hoping to get in.

But the night was reserved only for the luckiest. Catch is a known downtown destination for New Yorkers—a seafood restaurant penthouse that transforms into a nightclub after hours. Compared to other clubs, it’s a pretty small venue—only 3,000-square-feet. The stars filled the house at capacity, so there was no chance for mortals to get in. Such a small space poses a lot of fire hazard threats and the guests were lucky to get out without their hair catching fire from the candles—as has happened to women before on a regular night out.

From the Clive Davis gala, Queen Bey arrived wearing a spectacular, custom-made, long, black Azzi & Osta Couture House black dress and a chic black leather beret, making a fashion statement to remember. The couple arrived at the club accompanied by Mark Birnbaum and Eugene Remm—Catch owners and EMM Group co-founders, once dubbed by Forbes as “New Kings of New York Nightlife.”

Other crème de la crème celebs were spotted at the club, including Diddy’s girlfriend Cassie, Mariah Carey, French Montana, LaLa, Jonathan Cheban, T.I. and many more.

Oceana Luna, a model, said that she’s never been in the same room with so many big-name celebrities before. “Mariah walked right past me and smiled at my friends, and that was something that doesn’t happen every day,” she said.

A guest Jared Goldstein hung out with his wife Rosalind and Kim Kardashian’s BFF Jonathan Cheban. The highlight of the night for Goldstein was unexpectedly running into Diddy coming out from the elevator. “The doors opened and there he was. A pleasant surprise!” he said.

Where did everyone go for an after-party? 1 Oak, obviously.


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