New York’s Fashion’s Night Out celebrations Friday night promised a city-wide extravaganza of major style and star power. Judging by N*E*R*D’s outdoor performance, the evening did not disappoint. A crowd of the band’s fans and fashion revelers swarmed the West Broadway flagship of the Billionaire Boys Club brand. A video taken at the event shows the pair flanked by a live band and a few amped-up dancers, the crew ripped through high-energy jams to a sea of New Yorkers wielding camera phones.
Sporting an army green Billionaire Boys Club jacket and green cap, Williams rocked their single “Party People,” as Chris Brown, also sporting a green shirt and shorts with a military vibe, busted out some impromptu pop-locking. The band also tore through their saucy debut single “Lapdance,” which was also captured on video. Singer and producer Ryan Leslie and Japanese designer and Williams cohort Nigo also stopped by the event. Earlier this year in a sit-down with MTV News, Williams broke down the energy fans can expect at their live shows.
“Get your stretches in — the EMTs are always on the side, because people pull muscles and stuff. And not bragging at all, I’m just telling you, dude — fat, black, white, skinny, gay, straight, I don’t know how they treat you elsewhere at their shows, I don’t know how they treat you in streets, [but] I know how you feel when you’re going to leave that N*E*R*D show,” Williams said. “And trust me, when they ask you what it was like, and could you describe it, could you ever put it into words — you’re going to say, ‘Nothing.’ “
N*E*R*D – Party People feat. Chris Brown (Live At NYC Fashion Night Out)