Although Covid-19 cases in the country continue to rise and people have been warned to avoid large gatherings, many of the guests were not in masks or socially distant, as seen in a video in several social media posts.
The 90 / 2000s themed birthday party for Carter, the daughter of rapper Lil ‘Wayne, took place at the Republic Lounge. According to its website, the lobby is 7,550 square feet of space in West Midtown.
CNN contacted the club for comment.
On Sunday, the day of the party, a record 93,238 patients with Covid-19 were hospitalized in the United States, according to the Covid Tracking Project. For weeks, health officials have been urging people to rethink Thanksgiving travel and gatherings to minimize the spread of the virus as the number of cases increases.
Meanwhile, a crowded party was held in Atlanta to celebrate Carter’s 22nd birthday. It even included musical performances by her father, Lil Wayne, and fellow hip-hop artists, Juvenile and 2 Chainz. They were all seen at party posts without masks and at times standing side by side with each other.
“The mandate of the mayor’s advisory mask and collection orders remain in effect,” Atlanta Mayor Keisha’s spokesman Lance Bothams told CNN. “However, government procurement – which replaces local decisions – currently allows bars and restaurants to remain open.”
Other attendees included music producer and rapper Manny Fresh, singer-songwriter Candy Burus and her husband Todd Tucker. Burruss shared several photos and videos on his Instagram from the party.
The couple owns restaurants in Atlanta and plays the “True Hosts of Atlanta.” A Burruss and Tucker spokesman could not be reached for comment.
On social media, Carter posted images, along with thanks to his friend YFN Lucci and those present: “I want to thank everyone who came and had fun with me! You are all real,” it said.
CNN asked Carter and YFN Lucci for comment.
“COVID-19 continues to devastate our communities – disproportionately affecting black and brown communities,” the mayor’s office said in a statement. “If we want to limit the spread of this deadly disease, we all have an individual responsibility to take all possible precautions to be safe.”
Several celebrities organized large parties during the pandemic, showing that guests seemingly disregarded the Covid-19 guidelines. Earlier this month, Kendall Jenner met with a reaction on social media for her 25th birthday on Halloween, which took place in West Hollywood.