On Wednesday, August 21st,  Hennessy honored NBA icon Carmelo Anthony with the Hennessy Privilège Award at New York City hotspot, The Griffin. Anthony was honored for his philanthropic work and ongoing community service through his Carmelo Anthony Foundation. Saturday Night Live star Jay Pharoah, kicked off the festivities, with Spike Lee (2004 Hennessy Privilège Award recipient) taking the stage to toast the new inductee.

Celebrities on hand to celebrate 'Melo's award included Rocsi Diaz, NY Knicks teammate J.R. Smith, rapper Fabolous, actor Mack Wilds, TV personality Adrienne Bailon and DJ Clue.