Diddy's Birthday Extravaganza

Diddy's Birthday Extravaganza
ESSENCE.COM Nov, 06, 2008

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Man of honor Diddy shows his guests how to drink and be merry.

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Diddy, left, Dallas Austin, Jay-Z, A.J. Calloway and Ne-Yo party like rock stars.

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Diddy and ESSENCE.com blogger Roland S. Martin celebrate in style.

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Hip-hop impresario Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter comes out to celebrate Sean “Diddy” Combs’s birthday at Mansion in New York City.

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A day after Barack Obama’s victory, Diddy celebrates his own birthday and the president-elect’s historic win.

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Pete Wentz, left, Common, Diddy, Quincy Brown and producer Dallas Austin get their shine on.

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Legendary rapper and “Law & Order” tough cop Ice-T and wife Coco arrive on the black carpet.

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“Law & Order” star Anthony Anderson brings birthday wishes to Diddy.

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Bad Boy artist and Sean John spokesmodel Cassie adds a modern twist to the little black dress.

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Diddy and Quincy Brown, the son of Al B. Sure and Kim Porter, are debonair as they arrive to the party.

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Once Diddy’s protégé and the catalyst for the hip-hop-soul movement, Mary J. Blige shows her friend and musical mentor some love.

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Keyshia Cole represents lovely with her soft tendrils and crimson pout.

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Funnyman Cedric the Entertainer is full of laughs on the black carpet.

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Ne-Yo is black-carpet ready with his chic attire.

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Cassie is on hand to celebrate with her music label boss.

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Independent woman Mary J. Blige snuggles up to perfect gentleman Ne-Yo.

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Rapper Fabolous stunts at the affair.

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A life-size poster of President-elect Barack Obama welcomes Diddy’s guests at the Mansion.

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