EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Russell Simmons' 13th Annual Art For Life Benefit

Russell Simmons & Danny Simmons hosted the 13th Annual ART FOR LIFE East Hampton Benefit this Saturday, celebrating the creative energy of New York City youth and honoring individuals in the community for their career achievements and philanthropic work. This year’s event honored recording artists Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon, Betsy Z. Cohen (Bancorp Inc.), Tamia and Grant Hill (The Grant Hill Foundation), and Marc J. Leder (Sun Capital Partners Inc.). CNN’s Soledad O’Brien hosted the evening which featured a Rush Kids Auction by Star Jones and special performances by Grammy Award Winning R&B/Soul singer-songwriter Anita Baker, world renown hip-hop duo Salt-N-Pepa, and hip-hop sensation Diggy Simmons. Guests included Kimora Lee Simmons, Joseph “Rev. Run” Simmons, Justine Simmons, Angela Simmons, Tamia & Grant Hill, MC Lyte, and Rocsi Diaz.

(Sir Ivan Wilzig)
 (Soledad O'Brien)

(Sabrina Fulton and Jahvaris Fulton)
 (Danny Simmons and Russell Simmons)
 The Simmons' Family



(Michael K. Williams)


(Jill Zarin)

 (Melanie Fiona)



 Puppies on the red carpet?
(Tamia and Grant Hill)
(Diggy & Rocsi Diaz)

(Danny Simmons, Diggy Simmons, and Russell Simmons)



(Tika Sumpter & Rocsi Diaz)





 (Ming & Aoki Lee)

(MC Lyte)
 (Salt-N-Pepa)
(Kevin Liles and Erika Liles)

Photos by Ajon Brodie. For more exclusive photos, check out AjonBrodie.com.




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