Ladies Night at Gold Room

On Friday, the Gold Room hosted a star-studded Ladies Night celebration in Atlanta. Invited guests included Usher Raymond and a mystery woman; Bow Wow, Keke Palmer, Nelly, Jermaine Dupri, Jim Jones, Bill Bellamy, and Master of Ceremonies Kenny Burns.

Photos by Prince Williams/ATLPics.net

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Usher took care to mention that the young lady with him was either a relative or a platonic friend (my spy can't remember which). Anyway, that's Usher's story and he's sticking to it. Usher and his wife, Grace Miguel Raymond, married in 2015. He was also married to stylist Tameka Foster for 2 years (2007-2009).

Ladies Night at Gold Room

(L-R): Usher, Nelly, Bow Wow, JD, Kenny Burns, ALex Gidewon celebrate Ladies Night at the Gold Room.

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Rappers Nelly, left, and Jim Jones share a laugh at the Gold Room.

Alex Gidewon, Jim Jones

Club promoter Alex Gidewon, left, poses with New York MC Jim Jones.

Photos by Prince Williams/ATLPics.net

  • MissyJ

    Nelly has so many teeth... We could still make out doe

  • Vonn

    I love Bill Bellamy with his sexy ass self.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    I'm related to someone mentioned in this post but I'll never tell! ?

  • Carolina Blue

    ??

  • Erin Blockabitch
  • Erin Blockabitch

    The entire party looks like tragic kingdom. Once you reach a certain age, don't you get tired of clubbing? Drink at home. That's what you have a home for. Have an intimate gathering of your friends over for a dinner party. Folks need to grow up.

  • KizzyfRoots

    So you mentioned it so posters could ask you, who, who, who

  • Alicia.Ashe

    I've never seen men's jeans with flowers on them. Is this a new style?

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Usher looks like he has on lounge wear, decided to com out and found a jacket to match.

  • KDub

    "(L-R): BILL BELLAMY, Usher, Nelly, Bow Wow, JD, Kenny Burns, ALex Gidewon celebrate Ladies Night at the Gold Room."

    Sorry. Still love Bill. You won't just omit him to the far left. I see him. Fixed it.

  • digital_femme

    Trannies aren't known to be the smartest folk. Gawd bless it, it's trying. ?

  • Lenina Just Lenina

    He still look good

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    This makes absolutely no sense.

  • KDub

    Epitome of the 90s when I see Bill. Yes he does still look good as hell!

  • KDub

    Omg. Bf and his cousin got us in here watching Road Trip. This chit still funny as HELL??

  • CrunchyBlack1

    Id rather be home having an orgy with my harem if i was a single millionaire. That club scene after 35 is not a good look.

  • CrunchyBlack1

    When needing your lifestyle to be acceptable goes wrong

  • Erin Blockabitch

    I thought Kimberly Klingon is an actual woman. ???? You know how these "cis hetero" chicks love to cape for "other".

  • Erin Blockabitch

    You said you would rather contract HIV in the comfort of your own dwelling rather than some no-tell motel or some inner sanctum of some club. Ok!

  • Erin Blockabitch

    Thugger taught them.

  • CrunchyBlack1

    Yup 2017 hiv orgy party...bring your own antiretrovirals....its on till the last leg shivers

  • Erin Blockabitch

    Monogamy - it's so 2016.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I font this with love, hun: put your phone down and be sociable.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Blame Gucci (the fashion house, not the rapper).

  • MystyBlu

    I STILL will watch that when I need an ignant laugh ???

  • CookieMobster

    What does Urr-shr have on?? Looking like my Grammie circa 1987????

  • CookieMobster

    My inner ratchetness used to love when he used to wear that little band-aid on his face

  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    Are you suggesting that Grace's wedding expiry date is approaching?

    Another blog party post in the A ?

  • KDub

    On my laptop working. Gotta travel this week.

  • CCW47

    Keke Palmer use really set the bar for a young intelligent posed black young lady with sophistication. Now ????? she has so much potential.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    No. I say that every time my relative's picture is on this website. ?

  • Peter Piper ATL

    I see Usher decided to come to the party dressed like one of The Golden Girls. I like Usher but he needs to stop trying to shock and awe because he looks absurd in that get up.

    Nelly's life is one big party after another--followed by one big bottle after another. I'll leave that alone.

    Bow Wow is just annoying. He's still trying to find himself. His willingness to whore himself for any industry paycheck is well documented.

    Jermaine Dupri...I'm not gonna go there. But its really sad to see someone who was very, very talented musically just collapse and turn into a bitter, two faced man with deep seated issues and a secret cocaine habit he's struggled to kick.

    Kenny Burns...woman beater.

    And Alex Gidewon. African wonder. CLOSE friend and MAJOR and constant political benefactor to Mayor Kasim Reed. Think he'll get caught up in the expanding federal bribery investigation that's poised to consume the rest of Reed's term?

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Fun?
    Ill just go with "fun"

  • Malcom Flex

    Something missing in those photos where the chocolate sistas at?

  • Jussjess25

    Exactly

  • Jussjess25

    I just find jim jones to be so attractive! Am I the only one up in here ?

  • Jussjess25

    Thank you peter for dropping that halirious informative tea.. I totally agree with you! Bow wow is soo desperate, jermaine never been the same since janet dumped his ass! Do you by chance have any receipts on the kenny B abuse allegations? Nelly is such a loser and usher is an old women.

  • KEKE

    Who is doing this to Usher?

  • iAmsterdam

    Nooo you are not ?

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    I like Usher's outfit. Lol guess I'm in the minority on this.

  • Coco17

    Keke palmer uh...lol

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Kenny keeps some stuff under the radar, for the most part, but his business is sill in the streets. No, unfortunately, can't provide receipts.

    But I suppose his longtime mentor and playmate Diddy could.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    He can get it

  • jussaying

    lmao wtf does he have on? he looks like a runaway saints gang member from the video game saints row rofl. eta: he obvious meaning usher. the only one sporting barney style athletic leisure wear

  • Dani B.

    1. Who is behind J.D.?, I see a knee between his legs.
    2. What does KeKe Palmer do now?, I see her ALOT but I'm not sure what she's doing with her career right now.
    3.Where are the ladies? (wives, girlfriends, etc.)

  • Tlowe89

    He looks extra scruffy and could shave a little bit or trim it up... but yeah I love me some Jim Jones. I wish he would get back in the spotlight... him and juelz.

  • stav

    Exactly! It is a Fuschia nightmare!

  • shelly

    What is there to do in Atlanta if you don't party?

  • Sucker Free

    Where the hoes standing on the couch....I mean where the Decatur flavas?

  • KarmaBackAround

    That fro Usher rocking is WEAK!

  • darealwifey

    Beat me to it, Jess. I don't know why I'm attracted to his scruffy looking self, but I am. lol

  • darealwifey

    Enquiring minds want to know who the chick is walking in lock step with Ursher? She isn't his wife, but they are definitely together.

  • NOTHINGBUTTHETRUTH

    Your number 3 questions is a good ass question. It's Atlanta tho ya know!

  • NOTHINGBUTTHETRUTH

    Usher looking gay as hell! That Atlanta shit resting heavy on him.

  • NOTHINGBUTTHETRUTH

    These old ass niggas need to sit down somewhere and get a real life. Still showing up at the club looking for attention. They all look they need a bath. Bow Wow is the most pitiful little guy in the world. He is so desperate. I wish he could just find a husband to take came of him and live happily ever after. Dupri is another sad tale. Just sad.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Lots of stuff. There are art exhibits, jazz cafes, and there's always something going on at The Fox. Atlanta has a lot of cultural activities that get overlooked because the focus has shifted to the Hip Hop culture scene.

    But there's still a lot for "grown folks" to do. Its not Chicago, or NYC or L.A. though; Atlanta is not a 24 hour city. And no, the social scene, IMO, is not like what you encounter in bigger cities, and that's unfortunate.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Ms. Jim Jones. Lordy. He looks like somebody's old hard drinking granddaddy all up in the club, looking for something way too young for him.

    I don't see how these folks do it. Usher, Nelly and especially JD have been partying hard for a long, long time. That stuff catches up to you, and wears your body down. You might look young, but that body is gonna tell the real story as you start to lose that stamina. Not a good thing for performers and producers who are trying to compete with a newer, younger and hotter crop of entertainers.

    It was told to me that old lady Grace laid the law down about Ush partying so much. Supposedly, she made him promise to stay off those sex sites that he loves so much AND agree to slow up on the clubbing.

    But back to Jim Jones. He doesn't even try to rap anymore; this man is just a socialite now. A male THOT. That's reasonable, though, because his music was never good anyway.

  • leapyearpisces

    ooooh so Jim Jones WAS in ATL huh, somebody on one of the other websites in the comments posted that Jim was at the W in ATL with some girl that WAS not Chrissy. They posted it either Thursday or Friday.

  • shelly

    I've lived in Georgia and had to move back to NYC because I couldn't find a job. It was so impressive to see so many successful Black people. On the weekends I was so bored and was sick of going to restaurants. Wouldn't mind moving back but scared to be bored and lonely.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Yeah, NYC and ATL are like night and day. I like NYC's vibrancy but I do appreciate ATL's casual lifestyle. I lived in Manhattan for job purposes and NYC is hard to beat for socializing. I still have tons of friends there and when I do get to visit, its always fun. But I hate the traffic and winter weather.

    ATL has changed, and not necessarily for the better. The emphasis under Kasim Reed is building more and more mixed use housing for college kids and young, single professionals but middle aged people are not trying to live in no damn loft! So the recreational opportunities are really being designed around young habitation and that's unfair to us old heads who might want to live and do more around the downtown area but can't find anything that appeals to us.

  • tynamight

    Why does his pants have flowers on them??? Ugh.

  • tynamight

    I like Usher's hair.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Yes, he looks gay, but no--you can't put that on Atlanta. Usher travels well. I'm not sure he really even lives here anymore. He spends a lot of time in coastal California.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Here's some Tea for today, cause I'm bored: don't be fooled by Grace's matronly appearance. Sister might be conservative in some ways, but she LOVES to travel and when she does, she's not miserly about it.

    Sister loves Europe and South America. And she expects top notch accommodations when she gets there. She is known to complain bitterly when things don't meet her expectations and that's something Sandra I'm sure can attest to because Grace has been Ush's attack dog behind the scenes for years.

    She detests Ush's mom and the feeling is mutual. Ush's mom feels Grace has been manipulating Usher for a long time and that's true. Grace is calculating and sneaky. She undermined all of Usher's relationships, including with Chili. She's a doubt sower and you better not tell her your business; she'll use it against you.

    Grace feels Usher is a musical King and that is actually kinda true; but the emperor has no clothes. The kingdom is disappearing. And Grace has been blaming everybody and everything for Usher's irrelevance. But the irony is, it was her who wanted him to slow down to appease her own insecurity over not ever being able to keep a man at home.

    Grace feels Clive Davis used Usher. And she hates his rapper friends. She loathed Lil Jon and drove a wedge between those two. Grace is a mess honey.

  • tynamight

    This you, Auntie? Where's your avatar?

  • Peter Piper ATL

    No dear, just an old timer in the industry. You can't keep secrets from industry veterans sweetie.

  • shelly

    Yes I noticed how much building they are doing. But the job market is absolutely horrendous. Would still be living there if I could find one.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Actually, as far as I know, just about all the guys above are known to wear the most expensive fragrances available. Jim Jones ran out of money a long time ago, forcing him to hustle out the Crown Royal bag, so to speak. Reality TV was a must for him.

    Interesting tidbit: I know for a fact that Usher sometimes wears Grace's perfume mixed with his own. He likes soft smells.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    CLASSIC.

    I still hollar laughing watching the "milking of the prostate".

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    So, you are who I thought you were.

    Welcome back ?

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Lips?

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    ? Da HAYLE?!

    Critical thinking skills...nevermind.
    All rationale has left the building...and brain, if it ever was there.

    Unbelievable. ?

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    :WAILS:
    ? WHERE ARE THE WIMMINS?!

    It's "Ladies Night", but all I see is...nevermind.

    I hate that this group is part of an era that will never be replaced. I can still see these guys (and others, like Charlie Wilson) in concert still. I can't imagine going to a festival 15 or even 10 years from now and seeing these new "artists" who have the shelf life of milk left in 80 degree heat.

  • Vonn

    I love his lips, walk, chocolate skin & humor.

  • Dani B.

    Riiiiiight but that's even more reason to BRING your ladies with you. but hey, just my OPINION.

  • Quitedeliteful

    "Where are the Wimmins?" LOLLOLLOL!!! Ladies Nite and all you see are men...

  • CrunchyBlack1

    sure is but if im not cheating on anyone why does it matter if a have harem of women who only sex me

  • Taylordanes

    bil bellamy gets no love lol....

  • Taylordanes

    I know where the ladies....

  • Taylordanes

    Keke is on a show called Scream Queens and just had a book published.... she has other projects as well

  • Peter Piper ATL

    I think tech jobs are increasing here though

  • HelloToni

    What's the main difference betweebn NYC and ATL for entertainment?...Now that you say it,,,,,it does seem like I will do is go to restaurants. For the most part.

  • HelloToni

    I like it too. And his hair. It's different but he is an entertainer so it works.

  • HelloToni

    He looks old and harsh but his personality makes him ok.

  • Queen of EVERYTHING

    He was

  • Queen of EVERYTHING

    I like it too. First thought I had.

  • chappedlippz

    Jim hanging on by a lifeline!!!!!

  • TooMuchTea

    Well! Well!! Well!! That's was a lot of tea okay!!!

  • TooMuchTea

    And I'm here for all of it!!! Keep the tea pouring!!

  • TooMuchTea

    Lol!! Stop it!!

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Welcome back? I never left! ?

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    LMAO! Nice guess. ?

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I know. ???

  • Coco17

    She's the only one from Chicago...lol and your name gave it away...lol

  • Raye2times

    The woman with Usher is one of his back up dancers. I follow her on Instagram.

  • Tiffany

    Literally thought the EXACT same thing about Usher's outfit!!! Couldn't decide if it was a Rose outfit or a Blanche outfit.

  • Jussjess25

    Thank you! He kinda fine.. I like a manly lookin man ?

  • Jussjess25

    Ooop! Ok then

  • Dani B.

    Thanks for the info.