DJ Cassidy then invited Bobby Brown and Bell Biv DeVoe star Ricky Bell to take a turn in the spotlight. The duo did not disappoint, performing “Mr. Telephone Man” together before Brown went solo on “My Prerogative” and Bell with “Poison.” While the crowd sipped on DeLeón Tequila cocktails, El DeBarge took a seat at the piano to sing his classics “All This Love” and “I Like It.” Later, El DeBarge played piano, Verdine White played bass and Philip Bailey sang during a rendition of “That’s the Way of the World” with Bailey taking a moment to praise El DeBarge. The trio also teamed to close the night with a mic drop moment in “September” and “Rhythm of the Night.”
Treated to the intimate show were such guests as Jimmy Jam, WME partner Richard Weitz (with daughter Demi, son Aidan and wife Candie), music mogul Steve Rifkind, Evan Ross, JB Smoove, celebrity stylist O’Neal McKnight, nightlife gurus Legendary Damon and Allison Melnick, and Cassidy’s girlfriend Kelsey Evenson.
This article originally appeared in THR.com.