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DJ D-Nice reveals why he decided to DJ Instagram’s biggest party

DJ D-Nice reveals why he threw the biggest party on Instagram.

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Everyone is still talking about the party of the year that DJ D-Nice threw on Instagram live.

The epic live-streamed event had everyone and their mama turning up from the comfort of their own homes. Diddy, Janet Jackson, Drake, Snoop Dogg, Joe Biden, Gabrielle Union, Ava DuVernay, and many more turned up at the party as Nice played all of our favorite hits. The viral moment broke Instagram’s live record with over 100,000 viewers.

Nice is now opening up about how Instagram’s hottest party came about.

In an interview with Gayle King on “CBS This Morning,” he said he woke up at four o’clock in the morning and, “just decided I wanted to throw a party. It was supposed to just be for a few friends on Instagram.”

“I was literally just playing music from my laptop,” he continued. “The next day I hooked up the turntables then I noticed the crowd started to grow. John Legend was in there. I called Dave Chappelle and he jumped in live. The next day J. Lo came, Drake arrived — then that Saturday party was everything. Everyone was there.”

Nice was most moved when former First Lady Michelle Obama joined his viral party.

“I just froze up,” he said of the moment. “I didn’t know what to play. The music faded and I was like, ‘Oh I know what to play. She loves Beyoncé so I played Beyoncé.”

A little over a week ago, Nice held a similar event from his Los Angeles home titled “Homeschoolin’: Social Distancing Dance Party.”

“I never would’ve imagined that the best party I would create and DJ would be from the comfort of my own home. Homeschool is a thing! Yesterday was absolutely insane. The amount of artists and friends that virtually partied with me far exceeded my expectations. I’m feeling nothing but gratitude,” Nice wrote in a statement on Instagram.

“This has been a great way to keep our spirits high,” he continued. “Blessings! Sending some love to my family. Shout out to all of my industry execs! Much love to all of the artists!”

Who’s ready for the DJ D-Nice’s next virtual party?

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