Love and Hip Hop NY’s  Yandy Smith with Mona Scott Young

Written by | Ray Cornelius

“This is my favorite time of the year…All the people I love are in one room. This was a great night!”

Love and Hip Hop franchise creator and manager to the stars, Mona Scott-Young hosted her annual Monami Holiday Celebration this past Saturday night at the Newark Museum in New Jersey.

The place was packed with 200 of Mona’s clients and friends including Missy Elliott, Busta Rhymes, DJ Khaled, Misa Hylton, K Foxx, Jas Fly, Ms. Drama and Jamie Foster Brown of Sister2Sister.

The cast of “Love and Hip Hop NY” was also in the house including Yandy Smith, Olivia Longott, Rich Dollaz, Joe Budden, Rashidah Ali, Tahiry Jose, Consequence, Jen the Pen, Lore’l and Winter Ramos.

This year’s holiday event was part celebration, part giving back as Scott-Young teamed up with the GrassROOTs  Community  Foundation. Guests were asked to make donations to the organization throughout the night.

“No donation was too small…as long as it came from a big heart.” said Mona. “Janice and the wonderful volunteers at the GrassROOTS Community Foundation have dedicated themselves to developing community-based programs that offer educational and wellness programs to impoverished young women and girls and on Saturday, we were able to help them get closer to their goals!”

Guests got their groove on while sipping on drinks from Ciroc and Bartenura Moscato and received gift bags courtesy of sponsors Dr. Miracle, Flat Out of Heels, Indique Hair, Motions and Neutrogena.

Check out a few photos below…

 DJ Khaled, Mona Scott Young and Busta Rhymes

 Love and Hip Hop NY’s  Joe Budden with Kaylin Garcia

 Missy Elliott, Busta Rhymes and Mona Scott Young

 Love and Hip Hop NY’s  Olivia Longott

Love and Hip Hop NY’s  Rashidah Ali and Tahiry ‘werkin it out’ on the dance floor


Photography Credit/Johnny Nunez