Redefining #squadgoals. Beyoncé, Jay Z, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and Alicia Keys, among others, partied together on the night of Sunday, August 28, following the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards in New York City.
The star-studded crew — which also included Keys’ husband, Swizz Beatz, longtime couple Puff Daddy and Cassie, as well as hip-hop mogul Steve Soute and wife Lauren Branche — all went to dinner at Pasquale Jones after the show ended.
Beatz, 37, took to Instagram to share a photo of the clique, writing, “Family Zone,” followed by a series of crown emojis. In the snap, all the men are sitting down as their ladyloves stand behind them with huge smiles on their faces.
“Everyone had a lot of fun and there was a lot of reminiscing about the old days and catching up. It was very chill," an insider tells Us Weekly of the late-night outing. “Everyone was clapping for and congratulating Beyoncé a lot. She was in a great mood and looked gorgeous. Kanye and Kim were seriously congratulating her.”
Earlier in the night, Yeezy’s manager, Scooter Braun (who also oversees the careers of Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande), shared two photos of just the guys hanging out after Sunday night’s ceremony.
“Celebration dinner with some legends. Good times. Good people,” he wrote alongside the first pic. In a subsequent ’gram, Braun and the boys are all laughing together. “Great times,” he captioned the shot.
Indeed, the famous group of friends had a lot to celebrate after the VMAs. Queen Bey, 34, took home eight Moonmen (her visual album Lemonade won several professional categories) including Video of the Year for “Formation,” while Yeezy, 39 — whose “Famous” video was nominated for multiple awards — premiered his provocative new visual for his track “Fade,” and Kardashian, 35, announced Britney Spears’ sexy performance of “Make Me …”
Keys, 35, also had a special moment at the awards show when she sang a moving original poem in honor of the 53rd anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech on August 28, 1963. Cassie — who is best known for her 2006 hit “Me & U” — served as a presenter.
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