Jay and Ye H.A.M. It Up at MOMA's Garden Party
May 11, 2011 - by Lester Brathwaite
The Museum of Modern Art' s annual Party in the Garden went down last night with considerable help from gentlemen about town/rap superstars Kanye West and Jay Z.
The MOMa's Garden Party benefits the museum's Annual Fund and the maintenance of The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden and last night's attendees were of an appropriately distinguished lot.
But for every Mayor Michael Bloomberg or Larry Gagosian there was a Chloë Sevigny or Aziz Ansari who perhaps didn't come for the dinner (with tables going for $25,000 to $100,000, who could blame them?) but for the after-party at the museum's Terrace 5 Lounge.
The line for that party stretched down 54th St -- filled with people who didn't cough up the $500 for VIP tix, no doubt -- and by the time Kanye took the stage at 11-ish, there were an extra 1500 guests ready to rap-sing along to their favorite tunes.
His set, a little over an hour, was punctuated by Jay-Z who was apparently granted permission to leave the penthouse from wifey, Beyoncé. Jay then ordered the crowd to go H.AM. -- and if you're as out-of touch with today's hippity-hop as I am, that means "Hard As A Motherfucker. "
If only I could've seen Mayor Bloomberg fucking shit up with Chloë and Aziz, my life would be complete. [WWD]