Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Last night, Grammy Award-winning R&B artist, R. Kelly received the ultimate birthday gift when DeVyne Stephens surprised Kelly with a private birthday celebration in Atlanta and premiered Kelly’s latest single ‘Birthday’ to the VIP guests.

Tameka with Ebony Steele

Upon arrival guests mingled, enjoyed complimentary cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and music from DJ King. Upon Kelly’s arrival, instructions came over the mic to prepare the crowd for the grand surprise. Stephens sneakily lead Kelly through the back entrance of the restaurant to the main diningroom where the crowd erupted and DJ King premiered Kelly’s latest single, ‘Birthday.’

Keri Hilson

Next, a sea of female models escorted Kelly to his private section where family and friends gathered for a birthday cake presentation moments later. The party continued as guests vibed to more of Kelly’s latest and greatest hits in celebration of the King of R&B.  Over 300 guests came out to celebrate with the King of R&B at the new Time Restaurant and Lounge in Midtown, Atlanta.

Notable guests in attendance included:

T.I.T.I. – Hip-Hop Artist
Kwanza Hall – Atlanta City Councilman
Tameka Raymond – VH1’s Atlanta Exes
Phaedra Parks – Bravo’s RHOA
Marcus Stroud – Retired NFL Player
Mishon Ratliff – Singer/Songwriter/Actor
Erica Dixon – VH1’s Love and Hip Hop Atlanta
Keri Hilson – Singer/Songwriter
Ebony Steele – TV/Radio Personality
Tyler Lepley – The Have and the Have Nots
Mimi Faust – VH1’s Love and Hip Hop Atlanta
Bobby V – R&B Singer/Songwriter

 Check out more photos below:

Birthday Cake

Times Restaurant and Lounge is located in the heart of Midtown Atlanta

RKelly with D

R. Kelly with DeVyne Stephens

Group Photo

 MiMi Faust with Mishon Ratliff, Claudia Jordan and Tyler Lepley

Dice with Gosha

Dice with Gocha

Event Space

Another look at Times Restaurant and Lounge

Carl Payne

Carl Payne

Kells with BV

R. Kelly with Bobby V

Phaedra with Kwanza

Phaedra Parks with Kwanza Hall

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