SAINt JHN Performs At Private $1 Million Birthday In NYC

How do you know you made it? Because there’s a shrimp cocktail waiting for you when you arrive at a party.

Real estate mogul James Vitas threw a $1 million birthday party at a three-story penthouse at the Hotel on Rivington this weekend, and we’re told that rapper SAINt JHN was performing after his performance at the Rolling Loud music festival.

A source tells us that the ‘Monica Lewinsky’ singer came through a private entrance and had the hotel detain guests so that he and his entourage — including Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder Kareem “Biggs” Burke and director Steve Acevedo – were able to find their way to the bash.

Once there, “JHN went straight to the green room and ate the shrimp cocktail he asked to have ready upon his arrival,” said a source. That’s a rider condition we can get behind.

We’re told the multi-storey bash, which was decked out with $30,000 worth of roses and scantily clad performers, cost about $1 million.

James Vitas
Real estate developer Vitas is the founder of VMD Companies.
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JHN took the stage in front of guests including hospitality guru Richie Akiva, DJ Felix Cartal, DJ Rachel Winters, Bustle Digital Group’s Bryan Goldberg, model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez and former Miss Universe Paulina Vega.

The party featured scantily clad performers and $30,000 worth of roses.
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We’re told he stepped off the set with his hit song “Roses.”

He played five songs for the audience before going to Akiva’s the Ned to close out the evening, an insider says.

Vitas is the founder of VMD Companies and is known for selling the largest net single-tenant lease in the US for $355 million.

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