50 Cent brings the Party to CRUSH at MGM Grand in Las Vegas

50 Cent brings the Party to CRUSH at MGM Grand in Las Vegas
50 Cent
brought the party to CRUSH at MGM Grand while in Las Vegas over the weekend (Pictured: 50 Cent and John O’Donnell at CRUSH)

When venerable Irish bartender and self-described “funologist” John O’Donnell invited the charismatic rapper behind the bar at Jenna and Michael Morton’s popular dining spot on Saturday night, 50 Cent took over without a second thought.

With a bottle of EFFEN vodka in one hand and a shaker in the other, 50 Cent concocted a lemon drop martini “like a pro,” said O’Donnell. After shouting to the bar, “$10,000!” 50 Cent identified a lovely lady at the bar and handed her the drink with a wink.

Ever the showman, 50 Cent then passed out several bottles of EFFEN, for which he is a pitchman, to fellow patrons. 50 Cent dined with a large group of friends, enjoying lemon drops made with EFFEN Black Cherry vodka throughout dinner. The group shared several dishes, including pizza topped with Nana D’s meatballs, ricotta gnocchi with braised short-rib and beef hanger steak with au poivre sauce and crostini.

CRUSH eat, drink, love, is a 7,000-square-foot restaurant serving a cosmopolitan share-plate style menu with large and small plate dishes prepared by Executive Chef Billy DeMarco. Located inside MGM Grand, CRUSH is open daily for dinner, starting at 5 p.m. For more information or reservations, guests may call 702-891-3222 or visit the website at Crushmgm.com