A Party Fit for the Kings
March 14, 2005
New York's king of real estate joined forces
with rap music royalty this weekend for a great
cause. Donald Trump and his beautiful wife, Melania,
hosted a party at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate to
celebrate Sean "P. Diddy" Combs' philanthropic
efforts and to raise hundreds of thousands of
dollars for hip-hop honcho Russell Simmons' Arts
Foundation for disadvantaged kids.
"Now we're gonna show you how we party,"
P. Diddy insisted. "When we do things like
this, it just breaks down the stereotypes that
the best of both worlds can't come together."
The party was held in Trump's brand new $35 million
ballroom -- the same room in which he celebrated
his marriage to Melania just seven weeks ago.
Trump told us that Simmons and his wife, Kimora
Lee, fell in love with the room at his wedding.
"I think sitting at my wedding, looking at
the ballroom, he said, 'This is where we're going
to have our event,'" Trump recalled.
Trump's butler, Tony Senecal, showed "Extra"
around, pointing out the pricey crystal chandeliers.
"They're about $250,000 a piece and there
are 16 or 17 of them in here," he revealed.
"This is not our usual furniture here at
Mar-a-Lago, but for one evening, I think it's
What a night for the kings of bling and their
brides to raise the roof and raise money for a