How Celebs Welcomed 2012

How Celebs Welcomed 2012
ESSENCE.COM Jan, 02, 2012

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Paula Patton and Robin Thicke brought in 2012 at Delano in Miami Beach.

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Nicki Minaj kicked off the new year with a performance of her hit, “Super Bass,” during Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve celebration in Los Angeles.

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Chris Brown celebrates New Year’s Eve at Pure Nightclub in Las Vegas.

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Lauryn Hill and Nas perform together on stage at The Shelborne Lounge in Miami.

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LeBron James and his son say goodbye to 2011 and welcome in the new year at The Shelborne Lounge in Miami.

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Sanaa Lathan and Fat Joe pose for a picture at The Shelborne Lounge in Miami for a New Year’s celebration.

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Queen Latifah rings in the new year with friends at The Shelborne Lounge in Miami for a New Year’s celebration.

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Host with the most Sean “Diddy” Combs welcomes celebrity guests at his CIROC New Year’s Eve celebration in Miami held at a private estate.

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“Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kim Zolciak hosts CIROC The New Year 2012 in Miami, FL.

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Rihanna welcomed 2012 wearing lace at Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs’ CIROC The New Year 2012 party in Miami.

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Kanye West made his debut as DJ YeezyWorldPeace during a New Year’s Eve celebration at Mirage in Las Vegas.

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Mary J Blige brought the heat in all white as she celebrated the new year at RPM Nightclub in Las Vegas.

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Vivica A. Fox attended the Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs’ CIROC The New Year 2012 party in Miami.

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Reality star NeNe Leakes attended Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs’ CIROC The New Year 2012 party in Miami.

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Bruno Mars rocked a New Year’s Eve performance at The Bank nightclub in Las Vegas.

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Will.i.am was behind the one’s and two’s at Surrender Nightclub in Las Vegas.

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Tyrese Gibson joined Stevie Wonder on stage during his performance at The Chelsea in Las Vegas on New Year’s Eve.

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Reality star Tamar Braxton and hubby Vincent Herbert celebrated New Year’s Eve in Time’s Square in New York City.

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Cee Lo Green caused a minor Twitter uproar after performing John Lennon’s “Imagine” at the New Year’s Eve 2012 celebration at Times Square in New York City.

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Star Jones attended Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs’ CIROC The New Year 2012 party in Miami.

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Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade welcomed 2012 at the Remy V New Years Eve dinner at Vesper American Brasserie in Miami.

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LeBron James proposed to girlfriend Savannah Brinson at the Remy V New Years Eve dinner at Vesper American Brasserie in Miami.

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Raphael Saadiq attended the Remy V New Years Eve dinner at Vesper American Brasserie in Miami.

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Partygoers at the CIROC New Year’s Eve party in Miami enjoyed an intimate performance by Ne-Yo.

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Kandi Burruss was ready to party at the CIROC New Year’s Eve party in Miami.

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Gayle King also joined in the New Year’s Eve festivities hosted by Sean “Diddy” Combs in Miami.

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Drake was all smiles during the New Year’s Eve 2012 celebration at Times Square in New York City.

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Selita Ebanks tweeted a photo of herself with Terrence J. and DJ Cassidy at the Remy V New Years Eve dinner at Vesper American Brasserie in Miami.

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Newlyweds Chris Bosh and Adrienne Williams attended the Remy V New Years Eve dinner at Vesper American Brasserie in Miami.

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Brandy and her reported new boyfriend, Ryan Press, attended Stevie Wonder’s New Years Eve performance at The Chelsea in Las Vegas.

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Tamera Mowry welcomed the new year with brothers Tahj and Tavi Mowry.