Lil Wayne, Kevin Hart, More Invade Miami For IRIE Weekend
When DJ IRIE throws a party in Miami, the best of the best in music, sports, and film comes through, and this year was no different. The Miami Heat’s official DJ has spent the last 13 years raising funds for at-risk youth during his series of charity events. However, this IRIE weekend, which went down June 29- July 2, was even more special for the Miami legend.
Day one of IRIE weekend kicked off with the IRIE Foundation’s #InspIRIE kids golf clinic, which gives kids pro golf lessons by LGPA legend Paula Pearson Tucker. Later on that night, IRIE pulled up to the One Beat #InspIRIE Dinner Gala in full Miami fashion as he made his entrance in a turquoise and black tuxedo.
“This is so so next level,” IRIE told VIBE on the Gala’s red carpet. “Everything feels right about it and I’m really excited. This is something that we’ve wanted to do for a very long time. We know how strenuous it can be, but the most important thing is that I want this event to take on a life of its own. Not only that, but I really want to represent Miami with the vibe, feel and look.”
Although he arrived to serve as the host with the most and raise money for the kids, IRIE wasn’t prepared for a major surprise the city had for him. After 13+ years of doing the most for the community, Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine finally presented IRIE with the key to the streets city.