On Friday, January 31, Shaquille O’Neal hosted SHAQ’s Fun House in Miami ahead of the Superbowl.
This weekend was another year to Shaq’s infamous Fun House parties, to which he throws around the nation in the preparation for big sports games. Mana Wynwood was transformed into his personal Carnival featuring oversized carnival rides, interactive games, and dozens of circus performers. The event included performances by Diddy, Diplo, Pitbull, Tiesto, Carnage and Mike Ryan on the main stage. In addition, Swisher Sweets’ Artist, DaBaby, had a special on-stage performance.
This year’s funhouse was a tough one for Shaq after the news of his former team member and friend Kobe Bryant’s passing. Shaq announced all of the proceeds from the event would be donated to the Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Foundation and all victims of the recent tragedy. Just before Shaq took the stage, he debuted a tribute video to Kobe and dedicated his performance in his honor.