George Clinton celebrates his 80th birthday with Snoop Dogg and Kesha
George Clinton gave up the funk at his 80th birthday celebration in LA on Thursday.
The Godfather of Funk and Parliament-Funkadelic band leader partied with a “small intimate crowd of friends and family” including some of his bandmembers, plus Snoop Dogg, Craig Robinson, civil rights attorney Ben Crump, New York nightlife mayor Ariel Palitz and pop star Kesha.
“It was so unexpected to see Kesha. She had a huge oversized fedora and was rocking on the dance floor with everybody,” a source told Page Six.
“It was at some outdoor, almost backyard vibe — very George. It was a very eclectic, diverse crowd, ‘one nation under a groove,’” the source added.
Clinton and Crump arrived at the grounds near Culver City on a private jet from Florida. Clinton posted a video to Instagram, where he sang, “Happy birthday to me,” before boarding the plane.
At the party, family members introduced him to DJ Cassidy, who spun tunes for the bash as Snoop arrived. We’re told herb enthusiast Snoop was naturally “rolling a blunt” as he held court with Clinton.
Crump toasted Clinton by saying, “George always calls me and says, ‘Ben, I can’t believe we’re going through the same s–t we were fighting for in the ’60s. I got you. Keep doing what you’re doing,” according to the source.
Snoop called him his “hero” and thanked the funk legend, “for always picking up my FaceTime call when I want to show friends I can FaceTime with George Clinton,” the source told us.
After Snoop’s speech, Cassidy spun “Atomic Dog” and everyone started singing along as Snoop and Clinton danced.
“Everyone had a mic and was singing along … Snoop really is the iconic offspring of the Parliament movement,” another source at the party said.
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