Jhene Aiko "Trip" exhibition

Jhene Aiko hosted An interactive artistic exhibition unveiling Jhené’s M.A.P. at E.B. Gallery in West Hollywood, CA on Friday, September 22, 2017, in support of her new Album "Trip". Guests included Jermaine Dupri, Rae Sremmurd, Ugo Mozie and Adonis Bosso.

Selma Fonseca and Jhene Aiko

Selma Fonseca and Jhene Aiko

Beautiful photos of Jhene walking on the beach between colorful trees were displayed onto LED screens TV hanging on the walls and Samsung phones were displaying one of Jhene's poems "I took a trip to find you....I got lost and found myself..." Also on display were pages of her poetry notebook.

Jhene Aiko told me in an exclusive interview: "Yeah, the pictures I took on a tripod, on a timer, and I would just run and take a picture, and it was just during the process of trying to figure everything out that was going on in my head.  Then I edited them myself, as well, playing around with saturation really. They’re just supersaturated, and I wanted the colors to pop because I was experimenting with magic mushrooms, and that really like opened my mind to like the colors of nature, and when I got with Samsung, they really helped me bring this art gallery to life with the amazing LED screens and the frame screens. They look like they are pictures, but they’re actually TV screens, so they’re really good."

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She continues... " And the poetry is all from the little notebook clippings that are there, are all from my real notebook that I have been keeping for years that I turned into the movie, the album.  So this is just like…I always dreamed of having an art gallery of my own with my own work, so now it’s like we’re screening the short film which I wrote and directed and starred in, and my music is playing, and it’s a dream come true."

Atmosphere

Atmosphere

Selma Fonseca and Adonis Bosso

Selma Fonseca and Adonis Bosso

Ricky Martin, John Legend, Paris Hilton at MOCA Gala

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA), hosted its annual gala on Saturday, April 29, at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, in honor of Jeff Koons and I was there to catch all the action.

Selma Fonseca and Ricky Martin

Selma Fonseca and Ricky Martin

Co-chaired by MOCA Trustees Lilly Tartikoff Karatz and Maurice Marciano, the museum transformed The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA into an immersive setting inspired by Koons’s vibrant, highly polished, and meticulously crafted aesthetic.

The cocktails and champagne were served outdoors where a bar was set up in the middle of the room right after the red carpet entrance, while DJ M.O.S. played smooth songs, but at the after party, he heated up with some Hip-Hop and Pop music everyone was dancing till they closed the party at 1 a.m.

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Paris Hilton told me she is working on her second Album and she is booked the entire summer to DJ in Ibiza again. She had that "I am in love" glowing look on her face. She had her new perfume inside her bag and she sprayed all over me, and smelled delicious. 

I ran into Ricky Martin, I love Ricky, we meet years ago at the Copacabana Palace Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, was so nice to catch up with him, he told me how excited and happy he is about his residency show at the Park Theater at the Monte Carlo Hotel in Las Vegas. He attended with his very handsome fiancee Jwan Yosef. He also told me how great his kids are.

Inside the fabulous huge tent, John Legend sang "All of Me", then brought Miguel as a surprise guest to sing together "Overload", while Ryan Seacrest with girlfriend Shayna Taylor, Sean Penn, Sharon Stone, Patricia Arquette, Pierce Brosnan and Keely Shaye Smith, Paris Hilton and Chris Zylka, dance and sang along.

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