Jay Z's Roc Nation holds court at private mansion

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 25: (Exclusive Coverage) (L-R) Singer/songwriter Bridget Kelly, rapper/producer Jay-Z and The Dream attend the Roc Nation Pre-GRAMMY Brunch Presented by MAC Viva Glam at Private Residence on January 25, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 25: (Exclusive Coverage) (L-R) Rapper/producer Jay-Z, Robert Kraft and Ricki Noel Lander attend the Roc Nation Pre-GRAMMY Brunch Presented by MAC Viva Glam at Private Residence on January 25, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 25: (Exclusive Coverage) Rapper/producer Jay-Z (L) and rapper J. Cole attend the Roc Nation Pre-GRAMMY Brunch Presented by MAC Viva Glam at Private Residence on January 25, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 25: (Exclusive Coverage) Rapper/producer Jay-Z attends the Roc Nation Pre-GRAMMY Brunch Presented by MAC Viva Glam at Private Residence on January 25, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 25: (Exclusive Coverage) Tyran 'Tata' Smith (L) and rapper/producer Jay-Z attend the Roc Nation Pre-GRAMMY Brunch Presented by MAC Viva Glam at Private Residence on January 25, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 25: (Exclusive Coverage) Rapper J. Cole (L) and rapper/producer Jay-Z attend the Roc Nation Pre-GRAMMY Brunch Presented by MAC Viva Glam at Private Residence on January 25, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 25: (Exclusive Coverage) Rapper/producer Jay-Z (L) and recording artist Rita Ora attend the Roc Nation Pre-GRAMMY Brunch Presented by MAC Viva Glam at Private Residence on January 25, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 25: (Exclusive Coverage) Rapper/producer Jay-Z (L) and rapper J. Cole attend the Roc Nation Pre-GRAMMY Brunch Presented by MAC Viva Glam at Private Residence on January 25, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 25: (Exclusive Coverage) (L-R) Rapper/producer Jay-Z, recording artist Rita Ora and guest attend the Roc Nation Pre-GRAMMY Brunch Presented by MAC Viva Glam at Private Residence on January 25, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 25: (Exclusive Coverage) (L-R) Rapper/producer Jay-Z, Robert Kraft and Ricki Noel Lander attend the Roc Nation Pre-GRAMMY Brunch Presented by MAC Viva Glam at Private Residence on January 25, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 25: (Exclusive Coverage) (L-R) Rapper/producer Jay-Z, recording artist Rita Ora and guest attend the Roc Nation Pre-GRAMMY Brunch Presented by MAC Viva Glam at Private Residence on January 25, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 25: (Exclusive Coverage) (L-R) Roc Nation's Jay Brown, Tyran 'Tata' Smith and rapper/producer Jay-Z attend the Roc Nation Pre-GRAMMY Brunch Presented by MAC Viva Glam at Private Residence on January 25, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 25: (Exclusive Coverage) Rapper/producer Jay-Z (L) and actor Kevin Hart attend the Roc Nation Pre-GRAMMY Brunch Presented by MAC Viva Glam at Private Residence on January 25, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 25: (Exclusive Coverage) Singer/songwriter Bridget Kelly (L) and rapper/producer Jay-Z attend the Roc Nation Pre-GRAMMY Brunch Presented by MAC Viva Glam at Private Residence on January 25, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 25: (Exclusive Coverage) Rapper/producer Jay-Z (L) and recording artist Rihanna attend the Roc Nation Pre-GRAMMY Brunch Presented by MAC Viva Glam at Private Residence on January 25, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 25: (Exclusive Coverage) Rapper J. Cole (L) and rapper/producer Jay-Z attend the Roc Nation Pre-GRAMMY Brunch Presented by MAC Viva Glam at Private Residence on January 25, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 25: (Exclusive Coverage) Rapper/producer Jay-Z (L) and rapper T.I. attend the Roc Nation Pre-GRAMMY Brunch Presented by MAC Viva Glam at Private Residence on January 25, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 25: (Exclusive Coverage) Musician Grimes (L) and rapper/producer Jay-Z attend the Roc Nation Pre-GRAMMY Brunch Presented by MAC Viva Glam at Private Residence on January 25, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 25: (Exclusive Coverage) Rapper/producer Jay-Z (L) and recording artist Rihanna attend the Roc Nation Pre-GRAMMY Brunch Presented by MAC Viva Glam at Private Residence on January 25, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 25: (Exclusive Coverage) Musician Ezra Koenig (L) and rapper/producer Jay-Z attend the Roc Nation Pre-GRAMMY Brunch Presented by MAC Viva Glam at Private Residence on January 25, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 25: (Exclusive Coverage) Musician Grimes (L) and rapper/producer Jay-Z attend the Roc Nation Pre-GRAMMY Brunch Presented by MAC Viva Glam at Private Residence on January 25, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 25: (Exclusive Coverage) Tyran 'Tata' Smith (L) and rapper/producer Jay-Z attend the Roc Nation Pre-GRAMMY Brunch Presented by MAC Viva Glam at Private Residence on January 25, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 25: (Exclusive Coverage) Rapper/producer Jay-Z attends the Roc Nation Pre-GRAMMY Brunch Presented by MAC Viva Glam at Private Residence on January 25, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 25: (Exclusive Coverage) Rapper/producer Jay-Z (L) and actor Jaden Smith attend the Roc Nation Pre-GRAMMY Brunch Presented by MAC Viva Glam at Private Residence on January 25, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 25: (Exclusive Coverage) Rapper/producer Jay-Z (L) and actor Kevin Hart attend the Roc Nation Pre-GRAMMY Brunch Presented by MAC Viva Glam at Private Residence on January 25, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 25: (Exclusive Coverage) Rapper/producer Jay-Z attends the Roc Nation Pre-GRAMMY Brunch Presented by MAC Viva Glam at Private Residence on January 25, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 25: (Exclusive Coverage) Jay-Z and Jay Brown attend the Roc Nation Pre-GRAMMY Brunch presented by MAC Viva Glam at Private Residence on January 25, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 25: (Exclusive Coverage) Jay Brown, Tyran 'Tata' Smith, Jay-Z and T.I. attend the Roc Nation Pre-GRAMMY Brunch presented by MAC Viva Glam at Private Residence on January 25, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 25: (Exclusive Coverage) Rapper/producer Jay-Z attends the Roc Nation Pre-GRAMMY Brunch Presented by MAC Viva Glam at Private Residence on January 25, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 25: (Exclusive Coverage) Rapper/producer Jay-Z (L) and rapper J. Cole attend the Roc Nation Pre-GRAMMY Brunch Presented by MAC Viva Glam at Private Residence on January 25, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- If there is a lesson to take away from attending Jay Z's super-exclusive pre-Grammy party, it's simple - don't come late.

Some guests learned the hard way Saturday when they were left on the outside looking in at the palatial mansion where the rapper's annual Roc Nation brunch was held.

Most of the guests were bused to the secret location of the swanky bash - a private gated mansion. But it proved to be so popular that authorities prevented some guests from coming inside after a certain point because of overcrowding concerns.

Those who were lucky enough to make it in were rewarded. Jay Z, dressed in a suit and smoking a cigar, hugged his protégés Rihanna and Rita Ora and mingled with guests inside the stunning estate, which included fountains, a majestic pool, mouthwatering spread, free flowing drinks and a cigar station. Other guests included Will Smith's children Jaden and Willow Smith, Ne-Yo, as well as rappers T.I., J. Cole and Wale.

Jay Z's annual brunch was just one of several events held on the eve of the Grammys. The Recording Academy had its own brunch with Janelle Monae at the Grammy Museum, where the singer performed for an audience that included schoolchildren and Make-A-Wish kids.

And Lorde, Robin Thicke and others performed at a brunch held by Universal Music Group.

Rihanna, Shakira, Timbaland and Haim are some of the musicians managed by Roc Nation.

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