Photos: Strip parties with hosts Nelly, Common and Sasha Grey

Common (at the Bank), Nelly (at Haze) and Sasha Grey (at Bare Ultra Pool) host parties on Saturday, May 5, 2012.
The Light Group

By Don Chareunsy

After the bruising, battering and bloodying Las Vegas resident Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Puerto Rico’s Miguel Cotto inflicted on each other during their bout at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday night, actor and rapper Common headed to the Bank in the Bellagio to host his post-fight party.

Arriving at nearly 1 a.m. Sunday, Common and his group of 10 friends enjoyed cocktails at a VIP table overlooking the dance floor before he got on the mic for a performance at 2 a.m. The group partied until the early hours of the morning, and Common departed 30 minutes before the lights came on for his hotel suite.

Common, Nelly and Sasha Grey Host Parties

Down the Strip at Haze in Aria, Grammy Award-winning hip-hop star and actor Nelly performed a set of new and older hits at the CityCenter hotspot. Nelly, along with Justin Bieber and Triple H, accompanied Mayweather Jr. into the ring before Saturday’s boxing match.

And actress, DJ and former adult-entertainment superstar Sasha Grey kicked off adult-only Bare Pool Lounge’s summer-long, weekly Sexy Beats party featuring a rotation of female DJs. Grey took to the turntables for the Cinco De Mayo celebration.

Don Chareunsy is editor of and arts and entertainment editor of

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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