GRAMMYS 2017

Rihanna Brunches With Jay-Z At Roc Nation Pre-Grammy’s Bash

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Kevin Mazur

While Beyonce was busy prepping for her Grammys performance on Saturday, Jay-Z held court at his annual Roc Nation pre-award show brunch. At 12 p.m. sharp, party guests descended upon the Owlwood Estate in Holmby Hills dressed in the best “brunch attire” per the invite’s instructions. “I was a little confused about brunch attire. I think brunch attire depends on how hungover you are,” said one female guest to her friend as they made their way into the mansion and grabbed a glass of Champagne (which, of course, was Jay-Z’s own fizz label Armand de Brignanc). As it turned out, pretty much anything goes when it comes to brunch with Roc Nation. Guests, including the Haim sisters, DJ Khaled, T.I., and 2 Chainz, showed up in everything from black leather jackets and sneakers to three piece suits (like the maroon one Jay-Z wore). “I thought a little color would be fun,” said Justine Skye, who was in a metallic purple MSGM skirt and pearlescent violet clutch. The crowd ate french toast bites and mini avocado toasts, stopped by the cigar station, and talked Grammy festivities on the lawn for a few hours while they awaited Jay and Beyonce’s arrival. A few hours later, he showed up along with Sean Combs (at which point, the whole party paused), and Rihanna shortly after that, but Beyonce was sadly a no-show. The crowd would have to wait one more day to catch a glimpse of the pop star, who announced she’s pregnant with twins earlier this month.

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Rihanna and Jay-Z
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Rihanna and Jay-Z attend Roc Nation’s Pre-Grammy’s Brunch

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Jay-Z, Sean Combs, DJ Khaled and friends.
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Fat Joe, Jay Z, Sean Combs, Sean Costner, President of Black Music at Atlantic Recording Corporation Michael Kyser and DJ Khaled attend 2017 Roc Nation Pre-GRAMMY brunch.

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Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas
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Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas attend 2017 Roc Nation Pre-GRAMMY brunch.

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Rihanna
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Rihanna attends 2017 Roc Nation Pre-Grammy Brunch.

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Justine Skye and Jaden Smith.
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Justine Skye and Jaden Smith attend Roc Nation’s Pre-Grammys brunch.

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T.I. and Adrien Brody.
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T.I. and Adrien Brody attend Roc Nation’s Pre-Grammy’s brunch.

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Jay-Z and Sean Combs.
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Jay-Z and Sean Combs attend Roc Nation’s Pre-Grammy’s brunch.

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The ladies of Haim.
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Haim attends the 2017 Roc Nation Pre-GRAMMY brunch.

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Russell Simmons
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Russell Simmons attends 2017 Roc Nation Pre-Grammy Brunch.

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Emeli Sande
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Emeli Sande attends the 2017 Roc Nation Pre-Grammy’s brunch.

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Jay-Z and Sean Combs.
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Jay-Z and Sean Combs attend the 2017 Roc Nation Pre-Grammy’s brunch.

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Stephen Hill and 2 Chainz.
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Stephen Hill and 2 Chainz attend 2017 Roc Nation Pre-GRAMMY brunch.

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The entrance to the Holmby Hills estate.
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The entrance at the 2017 Roc Nation Pre-Grammy’s brunch.