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The Kansas City Chiefs were no doubt still partying well into Monday morning after their fourth quarter thriller in Hard Rock Stadium. But long before they took down the San Francisco 49ers, the top names in entertainment and sports hit the party scene in Miami.

  • The biggest weekend in sports began with tributes to one of the greatest athletes of all time. On Thursday night, DJ Irie, Jamie Foxx and Charles Woodson made an emotional toast to the late Kobe Bryant at the Culinary Kickoff party presented by Intercept Wine. 

  • Jamie Foxx raised a glass in memory of the Black Mamba as he DJed at the fundraising event benefiting the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) to fund culinary students and other local charities.

  • Following one of the toughest weeks of his life in the wake of Kobe Bryant’s death, Shaquille O’Neal still managed to bring his giant-sized personality to Shaq’s Fun House on Friday night. The NBA legend also threw the biggest tribute of the weekend to his former teammate. As Bryant’s No. 24 jersey floated on stage, Shaq played a video montage of their many special moments together. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Foundation and all victims of the recent tragedy.

  • Pitbull also paid his respects by starting a “Kobe” chant to kick off his set at Shaq’s Fun House. Next up, P. Diddy took to the stage and dedicated “I’ll Be Missing You” to Bryant.  

  • Rob Gronkowski and Miami are a match made in party heaven, and the funnest guy in football pulled out all the stops for his inaugural Gronk Beach Party on Saturday afternoon. The beach bash of the century featured performances by Rick Ross, Diplo, Kaskade, Flo Rida and Carnage, as the three-time Super Bowl champion lit up the stage with a little help from his brothers, dad (a.k.a. Papa Gronk) and 69 of his closest friends.

  • Who says Bill Belichick doesn’t know how to have fun? The Patriots coach took advantage of not having to work on Super Bowl weekend by getting down with his former tight end at Gronk Beach. The pair were joined by WWE chief brand officer Stephanie McMahon (who is a diehard Patriots fan), Triple H, Mojo Rawley and Sports Illustrated model, Camille Kostek. 

  • Music producer and EDM DJ 3Lau (real name Justin Blau) clearly had a blast supporting his good friend and party partner Gronk as he played a killer set during the beach fest. 

  • Gronk wasn’t gonna let a little storm rain on his parade. The big fella took advantage of not having to play in Sunday’s game by keeping Saturday’s party going strong for as long as possible. 

  • Lady Gaga made the entrance of the weekend when she descended from the rafters of the specially constructed Meridian at Island Gardens for her headline performance at AT&T TV Super Saturday Night. 

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  • Rob Lowe, Jamie Foxx, Paul Rudd, Adriana Lima, Jeremy Renner, Jon Hamm, Nathalie Emmanuel and Sage Steele were among the stars at the most sought after concert of Super Bowl weekend. 

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  • As usual, Maxim pulled out the big guns for their annual Big Game Experience on Saturday night. The Chainsmokers headlined the star-filled bash that included Victor Cruz, Odell Beckham Jr., Antonio Brown, NeNe Leakes, Jake Paul, Tana Mongeau and Cuba Gooding Jr. 

  • Latin duo MYA epitomized the Havana Nights-themed Maxim party that was hosted by In the Know Experiences and in collaboration with Columbia Records.

  • Rapper Megan Thee Stallion strutted her stuff on stage for the hot Maxim crowd that filled the specially built 40,000 square foot event space on Key Biscayne.

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  • New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter amped up the cool factor when he was honored by Excel Sports Management at an exclusive event on Friday. Nate Burleson hosted a chalk talk with Jeter, highlighting his historic career and his new endeavors in Miami. All proceeds from the event benefited the Turn 2 Foundation, which Jeter founded back in 1996 to motivate young people to turn away from drugs and alcohol. 

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  • Newly inducted Hall of Famer Derek Jeter and fellow guests arrived via yacht to a mansion on Star Island for the Excel Sports Management event, where illusionist David Blaine brought a real dose of magic to the night. 

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  • Purple and gold were the colors to be seen wearing over Super Bowl LIV weekend, as even the mysterious Marshmello rocked a Lakers jersey as he headline the Sports Illustrated the Party at the Fontainebleau Hotel on Saturday night. Paul McCartney, Elon Musk, Lil Jon, Wiz Khalifa, Terrell Owens, Joe Montana, Jerry Rice and Saquon Barkley were among the A-list names partying by the pool or in the Casamigos VIP area.

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  • DJ Irie was one of many performers to pay tribute to Kobe Bryant over Super Bowl LIV weekend, taking a coveted No. 24 jersey on stage with him at the Sports Illustrated the Party brought by the Undisputed Group on Saturday night.

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  • Former San Diego Chargers player Shawne Merriman did the rounds of the party circuit in Miami, stopping in at the Sports Illustrated the Party at the Fontainebleau on Super Bowl eve.

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  • The Players’ Tailgate adjacent to Hard Rock Stadium was the place to be on Sunday afternoon before heading into the big game. Where else can you get BBQ sandwiches personally served from celebrity chef Guy Fieri? Proceeds from the event benefitted the Irie Foundation and Operation BBQ Relief, which provides emergency meals during times of crisis.  

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  • ESPN host and Indiana native Sage Steele chatted on stage with Indianapolis Colts linebacker Darius Leonard at the Players’ Tailgate on Sunday afternoon. The “SportsCenter” host admitted she was still a little bias towards her hometown team.

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  • Members of the Operation Warrior Wishes displayed their team colors at the Players’ Tailgate 2020 Miami by Bullseye Event Group on Sunday afternoon. 

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  • Event host Sage Steele kept a tight hold of Charles Woodson’s Intercept wine at the Players’ Tailgate. With guests like Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola, Chad Johnson and WWE’s Mojo Rawley in the crowd, who can blame her?

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  • After playing in the Super Bowl last year, Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald got to attend the VIP events this time around. On Friday, Donald (pictured here with Adam Lefkoe) was part of a Q&A at the Thuzio Party at Paramount Miami Worldcenter. 

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  • Former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber posed with Thuzio co-founder Jared Augustine at their 2020 event, which was headlined by Hall of Famer and Super Bowl champion, Steve Young. 

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  • While the weather was less than desirable, that didn’t keep the cool kids away from Friday night’s Bootsy on the Water (where added water also fell from the sky courtesy of a violent Florida storm). Post Malone headlined the bash at Key Biscayne, with backup from Super Bowl MVP Von Miller (a.k.a. DJ Sauce Von the Don), DJ Zack Bia, DJ Irie, Fred Matters and Devin Lucien.

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  • Cleveland Brown QB and former No. 1 draft pick Baker Mayfield attended the Bootsy party with Emily Wilkinson, while Browns teammate Odell Beckham Jnr. was also spotted in the crowd. 

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  • Katie Kansas brought a colorful crew of neon-clad girlfriends to the Bootsy on the Water, which was put on by the h.wood Group, In the Know Experiences and The Network Advisory.

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  • Lady Gaga proves she knows how to make an entrance, Shaq pays tribute to Kobe, and Gronk just came to party

    The Kansas City Chiefs were no doubt still partying well into Monday morning after their fourth quarter thriller in Hard Rock Stadium. But long before they took down the San Francisco 49ers, the top names in entertainment and sports hit the party scene in Miami.

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