Joe Fury/9 Group
Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013 | 8 p.m.
Mobster Tony Montana was in town over the weekend for a Mob convention, and Bad Boy rapper French Montana hosted and performed at Ditch Fridays at Palms Pool.
Neither is from Montana, the state from which I hail, or related to NFL legend Joe Montana. But I digress.
Rain didn’t stop French Montana’s parade of poolside fun Friday afternoon at the Palms. After settling into a VIP booth with rapper girlfriend Trina and producer and Las Vegas native Mally Mal, Montana started the fun with shots of Patron and chicken fingers, wings and nachos from nearby Heraea.
Montana sipped on Ciroc and orange juice before walking to the DJ booth to welcome the daytime revelers. Montana laughed while watching Palms’ cocktail servers spray the crowd with champagne.
Not missing a beat, the hip-hop star then jumped onstage to treat the crowd to a set that included “Thrilla N Manilla,” “Shot Caller,” “Pop That,” “Ocho Cinco” and “Ain’t Worried ‘Bout Nothin’.”
“This is my first time performing at the Palms, and I wanna Instagram something. Pose with me for this picture and I might just @ you,” said the rapper, who then had a friend take a photograph of himself with thousands of Ditch Fridays partygoers.
He later posted the photo on Instagram with the caption “#thepalms raining #aintworriedaboutnothing.” Thanks to Joe Fury of 9 Group for his photo gallery.
Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.
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Palms Casino Resort has come a long way since its "Real World" debut in 2002. The boutique property features three distinct towers and a diverse mix of bars and restaurants across a 95,000-square-foot casino.
Palms, which features more than 1,200 rooms and fantasy suites, is currently undergoing a multi-million dollar transformation that will encompass an Ivory Tower room and suite redesign, new culinary additions, re-imagined gaming spaces and new, distinctive nightlife experiences.
In addition to newly designed rooms, during the first phase of the renovation, Palms will welcome Heraea, a high-energy American restaurant and lounge, and XISHI, a pan-Asian restaurant and lounge.
Fantasy Suites include the Hardwood Suite, the only hotel room in the world with its own basketball court.
Other amenities include the all-new Cantor Gaming® race and sports book, one of the few sports books in Las Vegas to include a poker room; SOCIAL; Scarlet; Chocolat Bistro; tonic bar; ghostbar; Pearl Concert Theater; Moon Nightclub; N9NE Steakhouse; Nove Italiano; Simon Restaurant & Lounge; Palms Pool & Bungalows; Kim Vō Salon; Drift Spa & Hammam; Brenden Theatres, a 14-theatre cineplex and more than 60,000 square-feet of meeting space.