Hublot Atlanta Boutique opened its doors in upscale Phipps Plaza last month. On Friday the store held an event for Atlanta’s tastemakers to celebrate Ice Week. Hublot, which is owned by LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy Group), already has 5 boutiques around the United States. 3 more boutiques are planned as part of its expansion into the U.S. over the next 3 years.
The event was hosted by rap mogul Ludacris‘ manager and business partner Chaka Zulu (CEO, DTP Records and Ebony Son Entertainment). The event was also sponsored by Conjure Cognac. Ludacris stopped by to show his support.
Ludacris, above left, is pictured with Rick Delacroix, President of Hublot America, and Chaka Zulu. Luda is wearing his $85K iced out Hublot King Power watch, a gift from Hublot. Hublot is the preferred timepiece of rap mogul Jay Z and NBA star Dwyane Wade, among others.
Chris “Ludacris” Bridges is featured in this clip of MTV’s “When I Was 17.” Ludacris got his start in the music biz as an intern and then a DJ at Hot 97.5, which later changed it’s call letters to HOT 107.9.
After radio programmer Chaka Zulu was fired from the station for allegedly taking payoffs in a Payola-type scandal, Chaka was offered a job at Def Jam and he took the young upstart rapper with him to the label. The rest is history.
I know you don’t care, but Gabrielle Union is b*tching about the blogs again. Gabby, 35, is careful to put only the black blogs on blast daily because she NEEDS the attention from the “other” bloggers.
I usually ignore Gabrielle’s whinings, but today’s article from AOL’s Black Voices caught my attention. Did she really say she was a voice in “our” community?
“It’s sad that people who have that forum where you have all this traffic… If I really did get arrested or stole someone’s flipping husband and the wife was calling me, sure. So if I do it, talk about it. I own that, I screwed up. It’s never happened! Don’t create crap that is negating one of the few voices in our community that actually likes Black people, loves Black men and is actually trying to do something for our community and make changes. Don’t try to kill that voice along with your stories so that you can get a couple of more subscribers. It’s just bulls–t and its unfortunate.”