Comedian Darius Bradford,who co-emceed the ball,and his date. He said on the red carpet,"She's my date. I paid a lot of money for her."LOL
Nelly's mother Rhonda Mack and her husband, Nelly's stepfather
African acrobats Zuma Zuma as seen on Americas GotTalent was one of the nite's entertainment
St Louis Post Dispatch Critic Kevin C Johnson
Syngery assistant instructs the media on details
Alive Mag Editor Jennifer Dulin Wiley and husband
Promoter and event host Mocha Latte
Alice Prince (right) and attendee
Lindenwood University Program Manager for Criminal Justice Pernell Witherspoon and his sister
Guest and newlyweds Kelly (Hummert) and Synergy'sAmit Dhawan,who promoted the ball.
St Louis Cardinals' outfielder John Jay and date
Dhawan and Jay
Nelly's sister Ashley Donahue
The paparazzi swarm Nelly
KMOV TV anchor Vickie Newton interviews Nelly
YOURS TRULY,Ma'at Atkins
Photographer Erica Brooks
Photographers Arthur Smith, King Yella and Lawrence Bryant
The dinner crowd
Young attendee Uncle Rudy, Cornell Haynes Sr (Nelly's father) and Nelly's grandmother
Haynes Sr and wife
Zuma Zuma performs
Blogger Nichole Moore Lyles poses with attendee, singer Johnny Gill who performed that nite.
A couple from the evening. Her dress could have been a winner but the back flap and wrist piece and flapper cap made the gown a bit costumey.
Inside the ballroom
Griffin poses with Gill
Rapper City Spud and date
The Derrty. Ent crew
Boxer trainer Kevin Cunningham and wife
Nellys manager T Luv and wife
Producer Jermaine Dupri came with his lovely daughter. Durpi spun the sounds during the After Party.
DJ Charlie Chan spun during the dinner.
Zuma Zuma performing for a second time
Nelly presents a plaque to one of this years' Lindenwood Univeristy Scholarship recipient, Chelsea Smith
Carmen Rhodes was the other recipient.
Singer Seviin Lii and her mate Murphy Lee arriving.
Lii knocked them dead with this sleek backless gown.
Ola and her publicist Jane Higgins
YOURS TRULY and Ola
A video is shown about Nelly's recording school Extreme Institute.
A Remy Martin ice sculpture. They were one of the sponsors of the ball.
Some of the desserts served after dinner
Bradford and Q107.7 personality Curt Copeland emceed the event and ribbed each other with jokes all nite.
Long shot of the ballroom
Ola and Alive Mag's Damon Johnson
One of the open bars in the ballroom.
The special drinks with a Nelly theme
Nelly mingles with guests
Dulin and Ola
Nelly at Dupri's table.Looks like Nelly is talkin on the phone to someone.
Lee and Lii on the dancefloor
Brooks takes a pic with boxer Devon Alexander
Nelly posing for the cameras.
An attendee talks with Dupri
Nelly gets interviewed by Gas Life TV
A long shot of the ballroom
Latte, Nelly and Ola
State Rep Tishaura Jones and husband
Promoter couple Keith and Carri Griffin
Derrty Ent assistant Brickhouse
Rapper Yung Ro and date(How high can you go with that dress!)
Mack Tv's Spoil Danielle and friend
Businessman Leon OHara brought his fiance Tasha Allen onstage
....and surprised her with a wedding proposal
Allen was overcome with happiness.
She said YES and kissed him.
Allen shows off her engagement ring
Copeland on stage to introduce.....
ZumaZuma for the third and last performance of the nite
Promoter Daryel Oliver gets interviewed by Gas Life TV
Gill on stage. After some technical difficulties with the sound he performed a 20 minute set which included songs, "My My My,"and his latest,"In the Mood."
Gill brought roses for the ladies
Lyles got a rose
And who's hand is this grabbing a rose?
Roses were passed out to the ladies
Gill in romance mode
GasLife TV zooms in on Gill's performance
Nelly and Gill share a laugh after Gill's performance
Nelly brings up his St Lunatic group members Murphy Lee and Kyjuan
Nelly surprises Murphy with a a bday cake
They ask the crowd to sing Happy Birthday to Lee
Lee cuts the cake
Lee pours some of his and Kyjuans Freaky Muscato in a lady's wine glass.
Dupri on the sounds to start the After Party
A long shot of the crowd behind the deejay booth
Nelly talks with Dhawan
Nelly smiles out to the crowd
Former St Louis Rams player and recent Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk is on stage with Nelly.
Nelly and Faulk asks the crowd to toast up their drinks to celebrate Faulk's Hall of Fame accolade.
NOTE: This event was classy as always. Also attended were former NFL player Erik Dickerson, Former Rams player Roland Williams, Comptroller Darlene Green,President of the Board of Alderman Lewis Reed, and business mogul Mike and Steve Roberts. Other STLians spotted were Platinum Group's Jacque Land, businessman Mike Roberts Jr, KSDK's Jeff Small, promoters Big Tah and MoSpoon, model Ali Mosea and socialite Renaud Chavoz Lucas.(SEE BEST DRESSED AT NELLYS BALL FOR OTHER STLIANS WHO ATTENDED