Jay Z certainly knows how to attract a star-studded crowd with the likes of Nicki Minaj, Wiz Khalifa and Kelly Rowland all in attendance at his show last night in Los Angeles.
The hip-hop mogul performed the latest date on his 'Magna Carta' tour yesterday evening at the Staples Center where he reeled out tracks from his Grammy-nominated album 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' and it looks as though the rapper still has pulling power as he was watched by some of the biggest names in music.
Nicki Minaj struggles to walk alongside two bodyguards (AKM-GSI/Splash News)
Young Money star Nicki Minaj was spotted making her way into the arena flanked with two rather large, burly security guards on either side and it looked as though the rapper was being propped up as she struggled to walk in her purple skyscraper heels. In true Nicki fashion, the 'Starships' hitmaker squeezed her curves into a loud figure-hugging dress which accentuated her enviable bum.
Nicki caught up with Paris Hilton at the Staples Center (Nicki Minaj/Instagram)
Once safely inside after managing to avoid stacking over, Nicki caught up with socialite Paris Hilton in the VIP area and the camera-loving pair pulled their best pouts as they posed for an Instagram snap.
With Jay Z's wife Beyonce away on her own tour, the 'Tom Ford' rapper needed support from a friendly face and X Factor USA judge Kelly Rowland, Bey's former Destiny's Child bandmate, was on hand to cheerlead. The 'Motivation' songstress looked super cosy as she made her way into the venue dressed in a denim shirt and leather trousers and appeared to be in good spirits flashing a broad smile.
Kelly Rowland looked cheerful as she made her way to the show (J Calderon/Splash News)
Cute married couple Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose were seen walking hand in hand en route to the show and certainly enjoyed themselves backstage, managing to hang out with the man himself, Jay Z, in addition to a bevy of other celebs including comedian Kevin Hart.
Married couple Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose hold hands as they walk inside (Splash News)
Jay Z's tour will run until January 31, 2014, but he'll be taking a day off on January 26 when he is expected to attend the Grammys where he is nominated for an incredible nine awards, all thanks to his latest number one album 'MCHG.'
The album is up for Best Rap Album while he has also received nods for Best Rap Song for 'Holy Grail' which features Justin Timberlake and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for 'Part II (On The Run)' which features Beyonce.