Straight from Arsenio, Nas flew back to his hometown of New York City for a pre-birthday celebration party. Turning 40 on Saturday, the Queens-native hosted a night filled with dinner and dancing at Avenue NYC on Friday night. Sponsored by Hennessy, plenty of artists, actors, and industry executives came to celebrate with Nas.

Mariah Carey, Jermaine Durpi, Common, Melanie Fiona, Pusha T, Maino, model Tyson Beckford, actor Anthony Mackie, Estelle, actress Olivia Munn, Def Jam executives Karen Kwak and Shawn “Pecas” Costner, and our own Miss Info all made appearances as DJ D-Nice had the place rocking all night. Before the dance floor opened up, guests were treated to a five-course meal including Shrimp Scampi, Lobster Fra Diavolo, and Strawberry Shortcake.

The memorable night was also a family affair, as Nas was accompanied by his father Olu Dara, brother Jungle, and 19-year-old daughter Destiny Jones. The man of the night was presented with a Hublot Classic Fusion watch as a gift from Hennessy Senior VP Rodney Williams.

Check out some footage and photos below…..

Photo Credit: Jerrit Clark and KirillWasHere for Hennessy, & Instagram
Footage via Nigel D./RealTalkNY

Previously: Nas Performs “You Wouldn’t Understand” on ‘The Arsenio Hall Show’ (Video)