New Year's Eve

The Pros and Cons of Drake's W South Beach NYE Party

We've forgiven Drake for just about every hip-hop faux-pas that he's committed ... We forgave him for starting off as an actor in the teen drama, Degrassi: The Next Generation. We forgave him for growing up in Toronto's wealthy Forest Hill neighborhood. And we continue to forgive him for puckering his lips in photos like a MySpace pedophile.

But can we forgive Drake for charging a recession-stricken population $381.50 to attend his New Year's Eve Party at the W South Beach?

Well, if you're debating whether or not to drop that kind of loose change on general admission tickets, here are some pros and cons.

Pros: All guests will enjoy free drank courtesy of Ciroc Vodka. Then shortly after midnight, Drizzy will perform a live set of superhits like "Miss Me" and "Over" before popping over to WALL for the afterparty. (Wait, there's a catch. Check out the cons.) And finally, if Nicki Minaj happens to go AWOL from Mansion, you might even catch a glimpse of Ms. Harajuku Barbie's gravity-defying ass.

Cons: That aforementioned afterparty at WALL isn't part of the basic bundle. If you want to attend, it's gonna cost an additional $325. Do the math and you're up to $706.50, not including taxes, fees, parking, and tipping the help. So partygoers may not be able to buy breakfast cereal for the first two weeks of 2011. But who cares? Make it rain, bitches!

Drake. With DJ Irie, Stephan Luke, Phresh, Blaze, Sinatra, and Jacomino. W South Beach, 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. The party begins at 9 p.m., and tickets cost $381.50 to $9300 via Ages 21 and up. Call 305-938-3130 or visit

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Liana Lozada