(L-R): Dr. Dre, Interscope head Jimmy Iovine, president/COO of Beats Electronics Luke Wood, and Lil Wayne (front). (Photo: Lester Cohen)
He may have worn his just-launched signature bright red Beats By Dre headphones for the entirety of the MTV Video Music Awards, but Lil' Wayne's ears were open at the Cash Money/Beats By Dre afterparty at PlayHouse in Hollywood, where DJ Stevie J and DJ Drama spun Cash Money hits and artists like Rihanna for Wayne, Cash Money co-founders Bryan "Birdman" Williams and Ronald "Slim" Williams, Interscope chief Jimmy Iovine, Wiz Khalifa, LMFAO's SkyBlu, Beats Electronics president Luke Wood, VP of Marketing Omar Johnson and a myriad of reality TV stars along with artists like French Montana, Mateo and Machine Gun Kelly, and of course Dr. Dre himself.
The stage in the two-story room was lit mostly by a giant red "b" for the beats logo, making it hard to see all the onstage action -- but that wasn't where the comely crowd was looking anyways, as the bottle service flowed and the bumping and grinding continued.
Outside the launch of Lil Wayne's line of Beats By Dre headphones. (Photo: Lester Cohen)
Despite the fire marshall's watchful eye, the crowd was bumping all night, with cage-dancing girls flanking the bar and an uploadable photo booth among the distractions in the packed room -- which, thankfully for anyone looking to get a word in with the security-flanked Lil' Wayne, didn't also include a pair of headphones.
The whirlwind scene from the crowd. (Photo: Jeff Miller)
Lil Wayne poses with Dr. Dre. (Photo: Lester Cohen)
Bryan "Birdman" Williams shows up on the red carpet. (Photo: Jeff Miller)
Lil Wayne greets a friend while walking through the crowd. (Photo: Jeff Miller)