Trendy Africa was there as the biggest names in hip hop came out to WE tv’s celebration of “Growing Up Hip Hop: New York” and “Untold Stories of Hip Hop.” The event kicked off with a premiere screening of “Growing Up Hip Hop: New York” at the Paley Center for Media, followed by a post-screening panel moderated by legendary radio host Angie Martinez, who hosts WE tv’s upcoming new series “Untold Stories of Hip Hop” with panelists, “Growing Up Hip Hop: New York” cast members Ja Rule, Irv Gotti, Kid Capri, Charli Baltimore and Flavor Flav.
The star-studded evening ended with an invite only after-party at Lavo Nightclub, where cast members danced to the greatest hip hop hits from Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” to blueface’s “Thotiana,” with a live performance of the hit song “Lip Gloss” by Lil Mama.
“Growing Up Hip Hop: New York” cast members Jonathan Wilson Lorenzo and Angie Pearson (Irv Gotti’s children), Charli Baltimore’s daughter DJ Sianni, Lil Mama’s brother Arnstar, Kid Capri’s daughter Vina Love, Fat Joe’s son Ryan Cartagena, Young Dirty Bastard’s sister Taniqua Jones, Flavor Flav’s childrenDa’zyna Drayton, William Drayton Jr and Quanah Drayton and Jojo Simmons were some of the many celebrities who attended the celebration.
“Growing Up Hip Hop: New York” premieres Thursday, August 29 at 9:00pm ET/PT on WE tv and “Untold Stories of Hip Hop” premieres Thursday, September 26 at 10:00pm ET/PT on WE tv
By Samantha Ofole-Prince/Photos by Getty Images for WE tv