Ava Duvernay And Friends Got Down New Orleans Style To Celebrate The Return Of 'Queen Sugar'

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Tanya A. Christian May, 21, 2018

Ava DuVernay knows how to party. If her Instastories aren’t evidence enough, last night the A Wrinkle In Time director had a garden-themed party New York City to celebrate season three Queen Sugar on OWN (premiering May 29) and it was Black excellence personified.    

Tiffany Haddish, Andre Leon Talley, Maxwell, Leon Robinson, and Michael K. Williams were just some of the guests who came out to enjoy the night’s festivities. As DuVernay pointed out, the room proved that “it’s a sexy thing to watch Queen Sugar.”

DuVernay was fresh off her stint as a juror at the Cannes Film Festival where fellow director Spike Lee took home the top prize for his new film, BlacKkKlansman. Queen Sugar castmates Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Bianca Lawson and Kofi Siriboe also joined in on the joyful occasion, addressing a fashionably dressed room with poignant words that described just how much their roles meant to them as individuals and television as a whole. 

Siriboe, who plays Ralph Angel on the series also gave those in attendance a taste of his rap skills, serving up a couple verses while his TV-fiancée, Lawson shared the stage. Attendees were treated to the sounds of singer, and Queen Sugar composer, Meshell Ndegeocello, who released a new album, Ventriloquism in March. 

If last night was any indication of the Black star power returning to our screens later this month, viewers are in for a treat.