What happens when Leonardo DiCaprio turns 39? An impromptu mini-concert at New York City’s TAO, of course. DiCaprio, the self-proclaimed lover of all things Hip Hop, spent Sunday night in the graces of rappers Kanye West and 2 Chainz to celebrate his birthday a few hours early. Both West and 2 Chainz decided to honor Leonardo by performing at the venue, which was thankfully captured on Instagram by 2 Chainz.
However, this birthday celebration didn’t come without its cause. DiCaprio made sure his party raised some cash for charities close to the actor’s heart. Leonardo DiCaprio has been a long time philanthropist, and has even started his own foundation, aptly called the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. According to his official website, his foundation’s mission is to “protect the Earth’s last wild places and fostering a harmonious relationship between humanity and the natural world.”
Leonardo DiCaprio made sure his party was an event, but one that was celebrated among close friends. DiCaprio was joined by his industry friends for a private dinner that included Orlando Bloom, Martin Scorsese, Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriquez, Tobey Maguire, and Nicky Hilton.
In Esquire’s May issue, Leonardo DiCaprio admitted that aging in the industry is something that suits him, and makes him feel more comfortable, as opposed to his heartthrob Titanic status in the 90s. During the interview DiCaprio said about his trajectory:
“Most recently, the last few years, I feel way more comfortable than I’ve ever felt. You always talk about that, and then one day you’re like: ‘If they don’t like this, well, f–k ’em. What can you do? It’s a resignation to life and who you are. Hey, look, I’m pretty well-formed as an adult now. I don’t have to impress anybody.”
Although DiCaprio feels comfortable in the industry, that doesn’t mean he didn’t feel the growing pains as a young actor. Numerous times throughout the year, Leo has hinted that he’s ready for a little break. Regardless of his statements, it doesn’t look like the actor is allowing himself to slow down just yet. Up next is Leonardo’s performance as the real life wall street crook Jordan Belfort in Paramount’s The Wolf of Wall Street, which is set to hit theaters on December 25.
A very happy birthday goes out to Leonardo DiCaprio.