BET Awards 2021: A Look Inside DJ Cassidy's Birthday Festivities (The After-After-Party)

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 27: DJ Cassidy celebrates Birthday Party And Television Premiere Of "DJ Cassidy's Pass The Mic: BET Awards Edition" at Polo Lounge at The Beverly Hills Hotel on June 27, 2021 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Cassidy Sparrow/Getty Images)

BET Awards 2021: A Look Inside DJ Cassidy's Birthday Festivities (The After-After-Party)

After the show it's the after party, after the party it's the Beverly Hills Hotel for the 'Pass the Mic' creator's star-studded 40th birthday celebration.

UPDATED ON : JULY 5, 2021 / 01:48 PM

Written by Quinci LeGardye

The BET Awards 2021 was more than just culture’s biggest night for DJ Cassidy. It was also the Pass the Mic creator’s birthday. After Pass the Mic: BET Awards Edition aired  following the awards (June 27),  Cassidy and crew met up at the Beverly Hills Polo Loiunge for  a private after after-party. Celebrating  both the show's premiere and his born day, the 40-year-old hosted his family and some celebrity friends at a 70-person dinner. 

Guests including Jimmy Jam, Bobby Brown, comedian JB Smoove, actor Evan Ross,  Cassidy’s girlfriend Kelsey Evenson, and others, sipped on Deleon tequila cocktails before joining in on impromptu Pass the Mic moments. Old-school R&B, funk, and soul were on the menu. See below for highlights. 

Jimmy Jam and DJ Cassidy
Jimmy Jam and DJ Cassidy
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Bowlegged Lou of Full Force and Comedian JB Smoove
Bowlegged Lou of Full Force and Comedian JB Smoove
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  1. The live session began with a bunch of R&B classics. Bowlegged Lou of Full Force performed “Ain’t My Type of Hype” from House Party, before passing the mic to Deniece Williams, who performed “Free” and “Let’s Hear It For The Boy.” Howard Hewett of Shalamar wowed the crowd with “For The Lover In You” and “Second Time Around.” Ray Parker Jr. sang “A Woman Needs Love” before jumping into the Ghostbusters theme song with the party people in the house singing along.

     

    DJ Cassidy and Deniece Williams
    DJ Cassidy and Deniece Williams
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    DJ Cassidy and Shalamar's Howard Hewett
    DJ Cassidy and Shalamar's Howard Hewett
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    DJ Cassidy and Ray Parker, Jr
    DJ Cassidy and Ray Parker, Jr
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  2. The party went into overdrive when Cassidy invited Bobby Brown and Ricky Bell to take the mic. The New Edition members performed “Mr. Telephone Man” together before splitting off into solos, with Brown taking “My Prerogative” and Bell turning out “Poison.” El DeBarge then jumped in to sing “All This Love” and “I Like It" while playing the piano.

     

    Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell, DJ Cassidy
    Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell, DJ Cassidy
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  3. The impromptu open mic closed out with El Debarge on the keys along with Earth, Wind, and Fire's Verdine White on bass, and Philip Bailey on the mic singing “That’s the Way of the World,” “September,” and “Rhythm of the Night.”

    Verdine White and Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind and Fire, DJ Cassidy, and El DeBarge on the piano
     Verdine White and Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind and Fire, DJ Cassidy, and  El DeBarge on the piano
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  4. Bailey gave props to DeBarge during the performance, telling him he was a fan and that he couldn’t believe they hadn’t met until that night, according to Page Six.

    Check out the legends collab below:

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