2018 Mayors Masked Ball

Last night, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, left, attended her first Mayor's Masked Ball as Atlanta's mayor.

2018 Mayors Masked Ball

The annual Mayor's Masked Ball is a traditional black tie event-slash-masquerade ball that brings together the City's elite movers and shakers and local celebrities for a night of elegance, fine wine, dining, and live entertainment. The proceeds benefit a great cause, the UNCF.

2018 Mayors Masked Ball

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, left, posted with her good friends, rapper 2 Chainz and his wife, Kesha Ward. He captioned this image, "Hanging out with both Kesha's [sic]."

 

2018 Mayors Masked Ball

Power couple Kandi Burrus and Todd Tucker attended the 2018 Atlanta Mayor's Masked Ball to benefit UNCF.

 

2018 Mayors Masked Ball

Power couple The Frosts, Kirk and Rasheeda, rest their feet at the after party for the 2018 Mayor's Masked Ball.
 

2018 Mayors Masked Ball

This is one of my favorite couples: custom tailor Middleman Fresh and his wife Angela Watts. Years ago, Angela was going through a situation. I knew it wasn't the right situation for her, but she persisted. 6 months later she called and told me she'd found a good man. She said, "No, really, Sandra, we've been together for months." Then she told me his name, "Middleman". I knew Middleman. He hired me to shoot his events. He's one of the nicest, kindest men in Atlanta. I was happy for her. That was at least 10 years ago, and they are still going strong!
 

2018 Mayors Masked Ball

Rapper Ludacris, left, and comedian Chris Tucker always look dapper and sharp!
 

2018 Mayors Masked Ball

Belles of the Ball, TV personality Rashan Ali, left, and attorney Mo Ivory.
 

2018 Mayors Masked Ball

The Devoes, Ronnie and Shamari, stars of Bravo's Real Housewives of Atlanta. Bell, Biv and Devoe performed at the Mayor's Masked Ball (see video below).

 

2018 Mayors Masked Ball

Ms. Precious Anderson, Esq., my very first lawyer when I started in this blog game. She's doing big things. I can't afford her anymore. Precious attended the 2018 Mayor's Masked Ball wearing a custom floor length ball gown that turned heads wherever she went.
 

2018 Mayors Masked Ball

Actress Sacha Kemp slayed in a red lace dress that accentuated her curves! She captioned this Instagram image:

"God designed women to be specifically able to get in touch with the deepest part of a man’s soul .. #intimacyisbeautiful #godhasaplan #liveyourlife #mayorsball2018 #atlshorty #awomansworth #blackgirlmagic #glowup".

 

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An earlier version of this post was edited to remove a photo from last year’s Masked Ball and to correct the show that the Devoes appear in.

  • MRiGOThim

    I wish Kandi would hire a stylist O_0

  • Rayne

    Give jeezy my nimber. ? I love THAT look on a man. Says to me
    “He’s clean down to his structure “.

  • Panther Charleston

    Damn! What Middleman got on? Leggings? Custom tailor to the max!

  • Scromes1212

    I just don’t get it smh the left go so hard to get these people elected and they get in office and do the exact same thing they been doing forever smh what’s the point in electing these people that claim to be so progressive and for the people, when the communities they represent keep deteriorating? They fix no problems in the communities smh The neighborhoods that do manage to strive are only striving cause they move all the poor people somewhere else smh and people actually celebrate this

  • Renee26

    Everyone looked nice except 2 Chains... And the Devoe's are on RHOA not TI & Tiny's show

  • Renee26

    ? he reminded me of The Pinguin

  • Renee26

    Michael Bivens little big head azz can get it

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    2 Chainz's didn't get the dress code memo, I see. Todd out here living his bestest life. I wonder if Kandi and Phaedra mingled?

  • Vonn

    That's a lot of scrolling for a Sunday morning.

  • Vonn
  • Nikki

    I think Kandi has aged beautifully.

    I also love when a woman can pull off a short cut. I loved my short hair cut, but my mother said that the back of my head looked like I got hit with a cast iron skillet...flat. So I got a complex.

    Happy Sunday Everyone!!! ???

  • bemetoo

    Our people can be so tacky and extra ?.. I love jeezy look just not for him.. I love Kirks blazer.. kandi look nice I hate Monica horse mane jd so tiny

  • Renee26

    ?

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Somehow i think Auntie knows thos lol

  • http://www.NeCola.Mayvenn.com Chile_Pleeze

    Keisha still looks like an Evil "The Sim's" Character/Avatar..all she missing is the green diamond over her head.... that's all I got...

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    They look good and I hope her term stays trouble abd jail free.

  • Pep

    Does Toya Wright have a neck? She always looks so neck less and uncomfortable

  • Shira Harding-James

    Kandi looks soooo good!
    I peeped Phaedra out too, I wonder if that is ackward for them?

  • Shira Harding-James

    Right?!

  • Shira Harding-James

    I felt the same lol

  • Renee26

    Gotta throw some shade in somewhere ?

  • 1BlueStar

    Shannon Brown never seems to be around anymore ...Did i miss the memo abt a breakup??
    Ronnie and Wife are not on Family Hustle...RHOA.
    And youre right...Toya is neckless...lol

  • AriesSun

    I don't get it either. I'm sure this Mayor had grounds-root people that worked on her campaign and I bet not a one was there unless they were well known. I read that the Mayor of Atlanta support that city being a sanctuary city,yet there are "celebrities" there and this is why it make no sense to listen to them politically.

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Right lol

  • HoneyHitchcock

    I read that they were separated, but that was the only time that I read anything about a separation, so who knows.

  • 100milesperhour

    Why does Kandi do that to her feet on purpose? Doesn't matter how nice the shoe if your foot refuses to cooperate & slide into it.

  • wonderwoman

    I see it was a hood ball...

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    shoes always be too little ... may need a water pill or something ... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c22bbb0726b55780d5b8daabf5e7ff036f5e7db69467497fbef25caabddf4b73.gif

  • MISSMEWITDATBULL

    Where was Euphemism? She got stuck babysitting?

  • CrunchyBlack1

    i get the black opulence, but what changes are happening in that city/state... aside from seeing A- and D list reality show personalities, that like to show up for any all events for photo ops.

  • MEGAN

    that pic with phaedra was from last year's ball..LOL

  • Carla

    Phaedra looks great!!!!

  • Coy little wink

    The boots with a gown Monica...just why?

    Why doesn't rasheeda ever wear her real hair?

    Middleman's ankles ?

    Kandi..a ball means wear a floor length gown...

    Someone needs to help these people!

  • Shira Harding-James

    ?

  • A D N

    The Mayor looked gorgeous and classy in the purple gown. Dinner looked tasty.

  • A D N

    Perfect observation. I was thinking why does the majority of these people look classless? I love the looks but just not for this event.

  • Scromes1212

    Imagine all the volunteers that spent countless hours working on her campaign smh they would probably get arrested if they tried come up in that event smh

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    2 Chainz probably can't ball a lick, tall self. I never knew he was so tall. Kandi and Phaedra in the same building? Young Jeezy looks good, diggin' that coat for sure.

    Monica shows up to these industry events solo or as a tag along. Shannon Brown wants no part of the limelight. I used to wonder why, but then I had to remind myself that I too am a private person and don't care for the fake/forced friendships.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Depends on who you ask. I've learned that the changes these politicians fight for benefits them and their friends, not the citizens.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    yep and this is why you ignore Kandi, Monica, Dallas Austin or whoever else telling you to vote (subliminally) for certain candidates. It will benefit them, not you. Kandi didn't just get an opportunity to open OLG at Phillips Arena all cuz she's a good business woman. I don't buy that for one minute.

    I said the same thing about Ludacris a couple years ago when it was reported his chicken and beer restaurant would be at Hartsfield Airport. It's something in it for them and they use their influence to get fans to vote for the candidate that will benefit them (celeb) the most.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    it's usually #noIGJeremy

  • MsPam

    Of course Todd is living his best life ,he’s spending Kandi’s money.

  • RealATLPeach36

    I was in Lenox in October adn the dress Candy has on I saw adn purahsed at Guess, it was abut $250 maybe close to $300 cannot remember. I haven't wore my dress yet, adn it looks cute on Candy...

  • Judge Mental Will

    Power Couples ???

  • Queen B

    Why does Kandi feet always look stuffed ? But she looks good! Where's Luda's wife?

  • OvertheMississippi

    I thought he attended Alabama State on a basketball scholarship though.

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    Bing-frickin-O!!!!!

  • Victorious82

    I wonder if Phaedra and Kandi spoke...

  • ALLMINE?

    I don't understand Atlanta?

  • KB

    I HOLLERED after reading your comment & scrolling back up ??.

  • RealATLPeach36

    You know..i could be tired actually I am, but at first glance, I thought you wrote 2Chainz can't lick a ball..im like huumm huh...

    GN

  • RealATLPeach36

    He did...pretty savvy dude

  • Logan Roberts

    Where's Shannon watching the kids? Ronnie Devoe looks like the scream mask to me. I don't like Rasheeda with blonde hair & Ludacris still looks like Mr. Ed.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    I saw this at Macy's too in the dress department. I thought it was a great holiday new years eve dress.

  • ThisIsWhat43LooksLike

    ?????????!!!!!

  • ThisIsWhat43LooksLike

    Yes, those darn ankles are just not be business ?????

  • KLove

    I swear Im gonna save up and buy one of those 3/4 length overcoats with the big (real) fur collars...i actually need 2...a beige one to rock with some 8 inch construction timbs..and a black one like jeezy got....to rock with some 8 inch black construction tims

  • KLove

    me toooooooo lmaooooooooooo

  • Coffee1st

    Guess I'm tired too..

  • Coffee1st

    Euphanism...??????

  • dru and neil

    I’m glad I’m not the only one.. the mayor throws a shindig and the city’s “elite” is reality TV celebs and rappers, a few flashy attorneys...all of a sudden I can see how that judge got in trouble for being more concerned with the celebrity scene than doing her job if this is the mayors cirlce as well.

  • Solstice

    The coats ? are nice indeed! ? Treat yourself KLove ?

  • Solstice
  • JENNYJONES1

    RHOA WAS A BAD, BAD, BAD CHOICE FOR RONNIE'S BRAND. 30 YRS AND YOU NEVER HEARD JACK ABOUT HIM AND THEN HIS THIRSTY, DIARRHEA OF THE MOUTH WIFE GOT ON RHOA AND JUST KILLED EVERYTHANG HE'S BUILT,........JENNY JONES!!!

  • Chuck

    These people look a mess! Monica and Luda are the only cute ones. Smh

  • ALLMINE?

    Exactly ???

  • Blue

    "I can't afford her anymore." LOL.

  • supastar

    This a star studded event huh?? where the not so rich people.

  • Ladyshopper

    100% agree...

  • BeUtFullSoul

    Aaawww dang Mo! ....WHERE is Shannon?...and puh-Leez don’t say “home with the kids”...?

  • Renee26

    Ronnie Devoe looks like the scream mask to me

    ??????

  • JENNYJONES1

    2CHAINZ ACTUALLY WENT TO COLLEGE IN ALABAMA ON A BASKETBALL SCHOLARSHIP. AND GOT A DEGREE WHICH OBVIOUSLY WASN'T IN FASHION. LOL!!!.........JENNY JONES!!!

  • JENNYJONES1

    I LOVE, LOVE TO SEE BLACK FOLKS ALL DRESSED UP ESP THE MEN SUITED & BOOTED...........JENNY JONES!!!!

  • JENNYJONES1

    HMMM THAT MO IVORY TOOK THE 'IVORY' PART OF HER NAME LITERALLY WITH HER MAKE UP, MO CASPER AND MIDDLEMAN??? LOOKS LIKE HE IS ABOUT TO BURST OUT OF HIS JACKET. LOL!!! TODD LOOKS NICE BUT I THINK IT'S TIME TO GIVE THE FULL BEARD A REST OR CUT IT DOWN, MAYBE DO JUST A GOATEE.........JENNY JONES!!!!

  • Toppsey Krets

    I was at this event, Ive been attending since back when Kasim invited me.

    First thing I noticed was a several different undercover law enforcement bodies in attendance. Im not talking about security detail for the Mayor or the event.It didnt feel right something was up.

    You can tell alot about a person when they are asked to attend a formal event, nearly all of the Celebrity men wore off the rack ill fitting blazers and suits. The women did better but not by so much.

    Two chains with the leather and Jermaine D.
    were constantly getting" what are they wearing" look, even though most of people giving them the side eye were busting out of their cheap out fits themselves.

    Luda got hair plugs about 7 years ago, they fell out, he never went back.I dont personally believe Luda to be straight for a few very good reasons. Both Luda and Monica are rumored to be having serious marital issues.Monicas Insta has ZERO pitures of her husband. She never mentioned him once, and people where whispering dont ask her about her husband.

    Two chains wife seemed like she was there only in body, her mind and spirit was some where else. She often appeared to be day dreaming about something else.

    Jeezys reputation has taken a hit, he and Young Buck have have a few things in common.

  • Renee26

    Get you one of those head shaping helmets ?

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    ???
    Looks like a Love and HipHop Holiday party more than a Mayors “Ball”...

    Ghetto is as Ghetto does... Do YOU Mayor Bottoms! We ALL see you???

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    "Monicas Insta has ZERO pitures of her husband. She never mentioned him once, and people where whispering dont ask her about her husband."

    But when I say they separated and aren't even living together, I get attacked on my own blog

  • NeverSurprised

    It always leaves me speechless. Their idea of "high society" defies credulity.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    A blind man could see they aren’t together though..

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Atlanta is the EPITOME of Ghetto Fabulous!

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    ALWAYS! Like she wears Spanx and waist trainers at the same time

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    They look like brother and sister

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    I agree with you Auntie.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Everyone looks blah minus the attorney and mayor.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Thanks, hun. I get no respect around here.

  • Tiffany Miller

    Marriage for some is the next logical thing to do.. And if you have been a boyfriend/girlfriend more than 5-10 years, all that lovey dovey over the top ish is GONE! She was probably BORED out of her mind.

  • Nikki

    Lol...I think it’s too late for me.

  • Sheirry

    Soooo ? is Monica paying y'all to NOT talk about her and Shannon's separation? No posts on his birthday NOR their anniversary...... she's posted any and everything else

  • Sheirry

    Sorry. I read this after my comment

  • JENNYJONES1

    YOU MAY BE RIGHT THAT THEY ARE SEPARATED BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN SHE IS SCREWING KEVIN GATES WHICH YOU KEEP IMPLYING. HE HAS A 'DOWN' WIFE SO I'M SURE SHE DOESN'T APPRECIATE YOU PUTTING NEGATIVE ISH ON YOUR BLOG ABOUT HER MARRIAGE.........JENNY JONES!!!!

  • KLo

    Middleman Fresh look like something that rhyme with maggot

  • JENNYJONES1

    SANDRA STOP IT!!!! LOL!!!! WITH ALLLL OF THE ISH YOU TALK ON YOUR BLOG YOUR SKIN IS THICKER THEN A CROCODILE'S SO YOU DON'T CARE ABOUT 'NO RESPECT'. YOU CAN'T DO WHAT YOU DO AND SURVIVE; YOU'VE BEEN AROUND FOREVER SO THAT SAYS IT ALL. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!.........JENNY JONES!!!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I'm just saying, if TMZ reports something, y'all run with it. But when I report tea I get dragged before I finish pouring it. ?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Right. Because rappers don't cheat and they don't sire outside babies. ?

  • JENNYJONES1

    DAMN I SAID THE SAME THING WHEN I SAW HER ON RHOA WALKING UP THE STAIRS LAST NIGHT. SHE LOOKS SUPER SPANX'S SQUASHED IN UP TOP THEN BOTTOM HEAVY WITH CANKLES. SHE NEEDS TO WORK OUT OR STOP WEARING SUPER TIGHT STUFF. THAT'S THE SAME ADVICE FOR PRETTY MUCH ALL OF THE RHOA LADIES ..........JENNY JONES!!!

  • JENNYJONES1

    I THOUGHT MIDDLEMAN LOOKED LIKE HE WAS HOLDING HIS BREATH TO KEEP HIS TOO TIGHT JACKET FROM BURSTING. LOL!!!!..........JENNY JONES!!!

  • JENNYJONES1

    IS IT ME OR IN THE ABOVE PIC DOES JERMAINE DUPREE LOOK LIKE A 'SMALL' VERSION OF PORSCHA'S BOYFRIEND, DENNIS???.........JENNY JONES!!!!

  • Tell the truth

    Thank you for not posting toya and her boo. Also power couples Sandra come on . Everyone have a good Monday ?

  • Dahl

    Great pics, but 2 Chainz looks like a Nephilim compared to everyone in that one pic, and Monica is far from short...

  • Dahl

    Are you saying Luda is wearing a toupee...?

  • Coy little wink

    That too!

  • dru and neil

    Well I guess this is what black “wealth” amounts to, at least in Atlanta.

  • dru and neil

    I’m just glad other folks picked up on this, we got a problem if we can’t recognize how hood this ball is.

  • tunjie

    That Mo Ivory is looking delicious.

  • Karen Brady

    They look identical to me. Always

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    So he played ball? OK. Yeah Idk now he was so tall.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    DEAD.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    YEAH, sm1 just pointed out to me. Idk that, so here I go putting my whole foot in my mouth.

  • Judge Mental Will

    Omg you read my mind!

  • MRiGOThim

    he be doing Sis dirty wit them Fashion Nova fashions :P

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    lol. lmao. wow. Poor Kandi.

  • Eileen

    Yep it looks just like Atlanta in a bad way. What is it this the mayors masked reality ball...smh

  • Eileen

    It used to be the epitome of the very best in Black America .....fast forward it has become a hot mess!

  • Eileen

    Call it the mayors hot mess ball! Real class shuns this hot mess!

  • Eileen

    Where were the prominent white folks..
    Home

  • Eileen

    Nut-in

  • Eileen

    Yep it sure was..

  • Eileen

    Why of course....

  • Eileen

    I agree..

  • dru and neil

    That’s a damn shame. I was hoping there was more than meets the eye. So this is Atlanta black high society for real Jesus.

  • MRiGOThim

    and she has the most money of the ATL franchise & dress like a bomb...I would hire Marlo :P